Saturday, April 30, 2011
Week 18 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler quilt is called Union Square
The block is fully Inklingoable in the 6" size, and partly in the 8" size.
You always get some weird measurements with squares on point, and this one is no change from that pattern. Fortunately, there are some weird measurements in some of the Inklingo-collections too, so that's ok.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Week 17 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War sampler uses the Free Collection ! at least for the 6" block.
But both sizes are Inklingoable.
The greatest problem with the 6" size, is the weird size rectangle you need for the outsides of the block, but they too are easy to make ... using Inklingo :-)
Read on, and click on the picture if you have trouble seeing the lines on the print-out.
The rectangle for the sides of the block needs to finish at 1.32 x 3.39"
The size is seriously weird, but here's what you do :
Print the 5 x 8" piece of fabric with squares. You'll have four partial squares on one side of the fabric, and that is as it should be !
To get the weird length, you need two complete squares, WITH seam-allowance, PLUS one extra seam-allowance. Look at the picture.
Red line (which is originally a cutting-line), is your new stitching-line.
Green line (which is originally a stitching-line), is your new cutting-line.
Cut into 4 strips, each with 2-squares plus 1 seam-allowance.
The trick is basically the same for the 8" block, only, you add 0.5" to the 'two-square' unit, not just 0.25", so you need to get out your ruler for that.
Check piecing-directions on Brackman's post
P.S. For the inquiring mind, that wonders how I came up with this one, here's the math :
1.32 + 0.5 + 1.32 + 0.5 + 0.25 = 3.89 (cutting lenght)
3.89" minus seam-allowances (3.89 - 0.5") = 3.39" ... the weird length you need.
and for the 8" block :
1.75 + 0.5 + 1.75 + 0.5 + 0.5 = 5" (cutting length)
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Week 16 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler quilt is called White House.
In the printing-table, I'm giving you two different versions of the 6" block; one using striped fabrics, one where you piece the stripes, using the 0.5" Log Cabin collection.
If you choose the latter option, here's what you do :
With the Log Cabin rectangles, piece a total of 4 rectangles, each 1.5 x 3” finished size (that'll mean 2 x 3.5” unfinished).
Add the fabric 3 (or 4) HST to one (the same) side of each of these rectangles, to make the unit that in BB's directions are a combination of one unit each of A and B. Use the method shown in Linda's pdf on how to make Inklingo Snowballs. See her page of Triangle Tips and then scroll down a bit to find the pdf with 'Inklingo Snowballs'.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Completely re-written ! on June 3, 2011
This weeks block on Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilt Sampler is not really inklingoable in the 8" format, however, with the advent of the 0.75" Log Cabin collection, the 6" size is fairly easy to do, and without all the tweaking the original posting necessitated.
Only one thing to tweak : The new directions require you to print logs that are 0.75 x 3" (finished size). You only need logs that are 2.75" long (finished size), so this is what you do.
Print the logs, then cut away one seam-allowance on the long side, and you have the perfect lenght.
And that's it ! And no, you don't need the stitching-line, you can follow the stitching-line on the 0.75" square that you will be joining to it.
There is no printing-table for the 8" block, since only one of the shapes is genuinely inklingoable, and that's the 1" square she uses for cornerstones on the centre square, but there is a brand new printing-table for the 6" version.
Printing table (6" block only), also re-written on June 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Week 14 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler quilt is the Fox and Geese block.
The block is eminently Inklingoable in both sizes.
You may want to consider not to print on the darker of the two fabrics for both the small and the large HST used in the block. If you're machine-piecing, printing on both is not really necessary, but ... check Linda's Triangle Tips. Scroll down the page and locate the (FREE) pdf. file called 'Inklingo Sawtooth', read and learn :-)
Brackman's post here.