Saturday, July 30, 2011

Empty Spools

Week 31 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler is (fortunately) a very simple block.
No need for a printing-table, though, since only one shape is printable.

For the 8" size, follow Brackman's directions.

For the 6" size :
From both Background and Focus fabrics, cut a square, 7.25"
Cut in half diagonally, twice, making 4 QST of each.

You need two of those squares from each of your fabrics.

From focus-fabric :
Print two 3" QST (from the QST 00B collection). Use layout 2, in rows, and print a sheet that is 4 x 4.5" printed Landscape.

Using the technique described for the Bow Tie blocks, (shown previously on this blog) add the smaller focus-triangles to the larger background-fabric triangles.

Trim behind the smaller triangles.
Join the 4 triangles to form a square.
Finished !

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Letter J - Hexagon

Check the Letter F on how to avoid turning this letter mirror-image.

Printing-table here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Peterson's Stars and Stripes

No print-table for this one.
For the 8" block : Follow Brackman's directions.

For the 6" block :
Use the 1" Log Cabin collection.
Print 3 red and 3 white rectangles, each 1 x 6".
Join to make a striped background.

And that's the Inklingo'able part.

Then comes the star applique. And a 5-pointed one at that. The problem here is the applique-template for the star (and the fact that I don't really do applique'ed stars).

First suggestion : If you've got 'Dear Jane', go to the block called G6, Papa's Star, draft the star on freezer-paper, and use that as your template for the star-applique.

If you don't own 'Dear Jane' :
I googled 'folding a 5-point star' and lots and lots and lots of sites came up.
I chose this one, because it has both a diagram and a video (I have no affiliation with the page at all).

Make your own star-template, using a 4.5 x 5.25" sheet of (freezer-)-paper, and applique the thing down on your striped block.

Enjoy :-)

For the 6" block shown right, check over at Tilde's Quilts.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Railroad Crossing

Week 29 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War sampler is possible to make with Inklingo, but for the 6" size, you need to be able to shave 0.125" off the sides of the pieced strips.
If you print the 2.12" square for the centre (found in the Storm At Sea 9" collection), you can use that as a template for trimming your pieced striped squares, and you should be good.
The differences between what is actually needed in sizes and what you can print, are merely what happens if you stitch on or inside the stitching-line, rather than just on the outside - once your 5 central squares have been trimmed to 2.12" (finished size, un-finished size is 2.62").

Brackman's post here.
Printing table here.

Brackman Sampler : Corrections 4

Well, as I continue to fall behind in the actual stitching of the blocks, so the corrections continue. This week there aren't many, and they are in no way biggies, but a few ... precisions have been made; the links will take you to the post, and the printing-table links on the post will lead you to the new print-tables when relevant.

Week 20, New England
Just a note of caution added, not a correction : If you use the 0.5" Log Cabin collection, please be aware that the seam-allowances are slimmer than the usual 0.25" Inklingo generally uses. You need to adjust for this !

Week 21, Underground Railroad
Some minor typing-errors have been corrected, and printing-table is updated

Week 24, Ladies' Aid Album
Another one with a note of caution, rather than a correction : Remember, that the 2.5" square in the centre, needs to be cut at 3" (!), and that the 0.5" Log Cabin strips have seam-allowances that are slimmer than the 0.25" the rest of your bits have.

And these constant corrections and recommendations is why I try to stitch whatever I publish, before I publish. As I work my way through the blocks, these little things get caught (which is good); if I just write the theory, errors will be made and not caught until some hapless stitcher finds herself up the creek ... Oh, well, better late than never and all the rest of it :-) I hope you take the time to download the corrected printing-tables, and use those, rather than the first versions for making your blocks.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Next Door Neighbour

Week 28 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler is called 'Next Door Neighbour'.

It uses HST and QST, and is easily Inklingoable in both sizes ... however, if you want to make it in the 8" size, you need the (sold-out) Collection 2 on CD. If you don't have that, you need to hand-cut the 4" QST. Just follow Brackman's directions for her template B, and you should be good.

In the 6" size, however, it's good and easy to make with the HST 00B and QST ooB collections.

Brackman's Post.

Brackman Sampler : Corrections 3

Well, there has been upheavals of various sorts here, but a few more Brackman blocks have been stitched, and a few minor errors have been caught in the printing-tables, which means there are corrections to some of the blocks (again).

The Interlaced block / True Lover's Knot - which isn't a Brackman block, but finishes 6" and can be added to the mix - has been updated to a degree where it got its own, all new post. Go check it out.
Old version (with inset seams).
New version (with no inset seams).

Union Square, from week 18, has a small correction in the printing-table. A 'landscape' had fallen out, but is now inserted back into the printing-table.

Missouri Star, from week 19 now has sizes of fabric/paper added to the printing table. It was a bit ... minimalist, BUT, the relevant numbers are added in the relevant colums, at least for the 6" block.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Letter G - Hexagon

Check the Letter F (last week's block) on how to avoid turning letter 'the wrong way' or mirror image.

Printing-table here.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Irish Chain

Finally got to the point of writing the printing-table for this one.

Week 27 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler is 'Irish Chain'.
In the 6" size, it is eminently Inklingoable, using the 1" Log Cabin collection.

In the 8" size, it isn't Inklingoable at all ... unless you change it (as was done with the Log Cabin block of week 7), and add another round of 'borders' to it. That is what the printing-table does.

There are collections other than the 1" Log Cabin which has the 1 and 2" squares needed for this block, but I have gone with the 1" Log Cabin collection, because it has all the relevant bits.

Brackman's post.