Drafting A Clamshell Four Patch Bonus Block in EQ7

Clamshell four patch with half Clamshells from the Clamshell Edges 4 inch Inklingo Shape collection, combined with the bonus shape from the Clamshell Rose Inklingo shape collection

9 inch [22.9 cm.] blocks: Clamshell four patch with half Clamshells from the Clamshell Edges 4 inch Inklingo Shape collection, combined with the bonus shape from the Clamshell Rose Inklingo shape collection – 9 inch / 22,9 cm. Clamshell four patch met halve clamshells (uit de Clamshell Edges 4 inch Inklingo collectie patroondelen) en de bonus shape uit de Clamshell Rose Inklingo collectie patroondelen. Original design by Annika Kornelis.

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Bovenstaande quilt met 9 inch [22,9 cm.] blokken had ik al in EQ7 ontworpen, toen ik besloot dat ik jullie ook met een video wilde laten zien hoe je dit blok in EQ kunt tekenen. Maar ik kon me toch niet meer herinneren hoe ik het had gedaan!

Dat was dus even weer uitzoeken :-). Maar het is gelukt, zoals de video hieronder laat zien. Deze video is beter dan de video’s in mijn vorige post.

Ik heb het tekenen eerst een paar keer geoefend, en ik gebruik hulplijnen die het voor jullie gemakkelijk maken om dit na te tekenen.

Er is geen geluid bij. Aan het begin van de video loop ik met de cursor even langs de gebruikte instellingen. Als ik de Snap Settings wijzig, geef ik dat ook even aan.

Nog een tip voor het werken met de Curve Tool: Als je gebogen tekenlijn de verkeerde kant op loopt, druk je even op de spatiebalk op je toetsenbord, terwijl je je cursor vasthoudt. Dan buigt je lijn de andere kant op.

Als je deze quilt of het blok wilt naaien, heb je de Inklingo Clamshell Rose collectie nodig, en de Inklingo Clamshell Edges 4 inch collectie. Alle Clamshell collecties vind je hier op inklingo.com.

Veel plezier ermee!

XXX Annika

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I had already designed the quilt at the top of this post in EQ7, when I decided I wanted to show you in a video how to draft the block in EQ. But I could not remember how I did it!

So it took me quite a while to refigure this out :-). But, I managed, as the video below shows. This video is better than the videos in my previous post.

First, I practiced drafting a couple of times, and I am using guide lines that make it easier for you to draft this after the example in the video.

There is no audio. At the beginning of the video, I am pointing the cursor at the settings I used. I also indicate clearly where I change my snap settings.

And a tip for working with the Curve Tool: If your line curves in the wrong direction, just press the space bar on your keyboard while holding the cursor. It makes your line curve the other way around.

If you want to piece this quilt or the block, you will need the Inklingo Clamshell Rose shape collection, and the Inklingo Clamshell Edges 4 inch shape collection. You will find all Clamshell shape collections here on inklingo.com. Enjoy!

XXX Annika

More Inklingo Clamshell Rose Quilt Designs: 16 inch Blocks

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 16 inch blocks

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 16 inch [40.6 cm.] blocks

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Zoals beloofd nog wat quiltontwerpen van mijn hand met Inklingo Clamshell Rose blokken. Ik hoop dat je ook op Linda Franz’ All About Inklingo blog hebt gekeken hoe veelzijdig de combinatie van de twee nieuwste collecties patroondelen is. Wat doet Linda dat toch fantastisch!

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 16 inch blocks with sashing

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 16 inch [40,6 cm.] blokken. Dezelfde als hierboven, met een andere kleurverdeling en 2 inch [5,1 cm.] sashings ertussen.

De clamshells hier zijn allemaal 4 inch, [10,2 cm.] de blokken zijn vandaag 16 inch [40,6 cm.].

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block Variation 16 inch

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block Variatie 16 inch. De gebruikte rechthoeken van 4 x 8 inch zijn niet beschikbaar als Inklingo patroondeel. In plaats daarvan kun je twee 4 inch vierkanten gebruiken. Die zijn verkrijgbaar in verschillende Inklingo collecties.

Voor de duidelijkheid laat ik hier ook even het blok met lijnen zien:

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation Block - 16 inch

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation Block – 16 inch

En hieronder een quilt met een variatieblok dat er op lijkt. Door de kleuring lijken er hartjes te ontstaan, net als hierboven.

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Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block Variatie 16 inch. De gebruikte rechthoeken van 4 x 8 inch zijn niet beschikbaar als Inklingo patroondeel. In plaats daarvan kun je twee 4 inch vierkanten gebruiken. Die zijn verkrijgbaar in verschillende Inklingo collecties.

En hier voor de duidelijkheid weer even alleen het blok:

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block variatie, 16 inch

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block variatie, 16 inch

 

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation blokken 16 inch. De gebruikte rechthoeken van 4 x 8 inch zijn niet beschikbaar als Inklingo patroondeel.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation blokken 16 inch. De gebruikte rechthoeken van 4 x 8 inch zijn niet beschikbaar als Inklingo patroondeel. In plaats daarvan kun je twee 4 inch vierkanten gebruiken. Die zijn verkrijgbaar in verschillende Inklingo collecties.

Ik hoop dat je in mijn post van gisteren gezien hebt hoe je deze blokken, en allerlei andere variaties, zelf kunt tekenen in EQ.

De Inklingo clamshell collecties vind je allemaal op deze pagina. 

Ik heb nog meer Inklingo Clamshell Rose quiltontwerpen om te laten zien. Die komen later nog.

Ondertussen veel plezier met deze!

XXX Annika

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Inklingo Clamshell Rose 16 inch blocks with sashing

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 16 inch blocks, set with 2 inch sashings. The blocks are the same as the blocks in the quilt design at the complete top of this post, only with a different coloring.

As promised some more quilt designs from my hand, using Inklingo Clamshell Rose blocks. I hope you have also visited Linda Franz’ All About Inklingo blog to see for yourself how versatile the combination of the two latest Shape Collections is.

Linda is so clever! She did an absolutely fabulous job on these.

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Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation, 16 inch blocks. The 4 x 8 inch rectangles used are not available as Inklingo shape. You could use 4 inch squares, which are available in several shape collections.

For clarity, I am showing you just the block below:

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block variatie, 16 inch

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block variation, 16 inch

All the clamshells here are 4 inch [10.2 cm.]. Today’s blocks are 16 inch [40.6 cm.]. I hope yesterday’s post showed you how you can draft these blocks, and all kinds of variations, in EQ.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block Variation 16 inch

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Block Variation 16 inch. The 4 x 8 inch rectangles used are not available as Inklingo shape. You could use 4 inch squares, which are available in several shape collections.

And again, just the block, with lines, for clarity:

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation Block - 16 inch

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation Block – 16 inch

 

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation blokken 16 inch. De gebruikte rechthoeken van 4 x 8 inch zijn niet beschikbaar als Inklingo patroondeel.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose Variation blocks 16 inch.  The 4 x 8 inch rectangles used are not available as Inklingo shape. You could use 4 inch squares, which are available in several shape collections.

You will find all clamshell shape collections on this page.

I have some more Inklingo Clamshell Rose designs to show you. I will do that later. In the mean time, have fun with these!

XXX Annika

Drafting Clamshell Rose blocks in EQ7

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Marianne vroeg mij om te laten zien hoe ik Inklingo Clamshell en Clamshell Rose blokken had getekend in EQ7, want zij wil er ook mee spelen! En ik kan me goed voorstellen dat meer van jullie dat willen, want deze collecties zijn zo inspirerend! En Linda laat op haar blog geweldig zien hoe veelzijdig deze nieuwe patroondelen zijn!

Het tekenen is eigenlijk heel eenvoudig. Ik heb weinig tijd, dus vandaar geen stap-voor-stap tutorial, maar alleen twee screen recordings van het tekenen van een blok. Ik had maar tijd voor 1 opname per blok, dus er zitten nog wat foutjes in (op verkeerde knopjes gedrukt enzo).

En dat het tekenen niet vlot doorloopt heeft ermee te maken dat ik steeds even naar een plaatje op mijn telefoon moest kijken, om te checken hoe ik verder moest. Als je zelf gaat tekenen is het gemakkelijker om een foto van het blok te importeren en op je werkblad te zetten om over te trekken.

Let in de video’s (zonder geluid) even op de settings bovenaan in beeld. Linda geeft op haar site telkens precies aan hoe groot het blok is, dat voer je in als blokmaat.De clamshells zijn 4 inch, dus met een raster gebaseerd op blokjes van 2×2 zit je altijd goed.

Verder is het tekenen heel eenvoudig. Het enige waar je rekening mee moet houden is dat je in EQ, vanwege de vierkante blokken ‘naden’ krijgt die je in het echt niet zou naaien, omdat je doorlopende hele clamshells gebruikt. Die extra ‘naden’ moet je dus negeren.

De eerste video, helemaal bovenaan, laat een blok zien dat Linda hier toont. Het is asymmetrisch, dus dat moet je in zijn geheel tekenen.

Van symmetrische blokken kun je een kwart tekenen, en ze dan in een quilt aan elkaar zetten. Dat laat ik in de tweede video zien. 

Voorbeelden van quilts met dit blok toont Linda hier op haar blog. 

Ik hoop dat dit duidelijk is voor jullie! Als er nog vragen zijn hoor ik het graag.

Succes ermee!

XXX Annika

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Marianne asked me to show how I drafted the Inklingo Clamshell (Rose) blocks in EQ7, because she wants to play, too! I fully understand, these new collections are so great!

And Linda is doing a great job showing off the versatility of these blocks on her All About Inklingo blog. So I am guessing many more of you would like to see how to draft these blocks in EQ7.

It is really easy. Because I have little time, no step by step tutorial here, but just two screen recordings of me drafting blocks in EQ7.

Some mistakes are included, because I only had time for one recording per block. The drafting looking a bit slow and uncertain has to do with the fact that I had to keep checking the picture of the example block on my phone! If you start to draft Linda’s blocks, it is easier to import a picture on your drawing table and trace that.

In the videos, watch for the settings at the top of the EQ7 window. Linda tells us exactly what size each block is, use that as block size. The clamshells are four inches, so a grid based on 2 x 2 inch squares works fine. Next, drafting is simple.

The only thing you need to keep in mind is that, because of the square blocks, EQ7 may give you seam lines which you would not actually sew, because you will use continuous, whole clamshells. So ignore those extra ‘seam lines’.

The first video, top of this post, shows a block that Linda shows here on her blog. It is asymmetrical, so you have to draft it as a whole block.

For symmetrical blocks, you can draft only a quarter, and then put them side by side in a quilt. I am showing that in the second video. 

Linda shows examples of quilt designs with this block, here on her blog. 

I hope this is clear for you. Good luck!

XXX Annika

New: Inklingo Clamshell Rose Collection!

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 8 inch blocks, alternated with 4 inch Inklingo Clamshell blocks, using the Inklingo Clamshell Edges 4 inch shape collection.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 8 inch blocks, alternated with 4 inch Inklingo Clamshell blocks, using the Inklingo Clamshell Edges 4 inch shape collection.

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Linda Franz heeft twee twee nieuwe Inklingo collecties patroondelen uitgebracht, met nog meer Clamshell patronen! Ze heeft deze keer voortgeborduurd op de populaire 4 inch Clamshell maat, die ze onlangs heeft uitgebracht.

Het zijn heel veelzijdige patroondelen, en ze heeft op haar website en All About Inklingo blog veel voorbeelden van de verschillende blokken die je hiermee kunt maken.

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Inklingo Clamshell Rose 8 inch blokken afgewisseld met 8 inch Inklingo Orange Peel blokken.

Ik heb er een aantal getekend in EQ7, en ben er toen mee gaan spelen. Natuurlijk heb ik de nieuwe patroondelen ook gecombineerd met patroondelen uit eerdere Inklingo collecties :-).

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 8 inch blocks alternated with Inklingo Orange Peel blocks, set on point.

Zelfde combinatie van blokken als hierboven: Inklingo Clamshell Rose 8 inch blocks afgewisseld met 8 inch Inklingo Orange Peel blokken, hier allebei op de punt gezet.

De clamshell collecties vind je allemaal op deze pagina. De Orange Peel collecties vind je hier.

Ik laat in deze post mijn ontwerpen met 8 inch blokken zien. Ik zie nu dat ik alleen de versie zonder de blaadjes in de hoeken heb gebruikt. Nou, die moet je dan maar gaan bekijken op Linda’s blog.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose with 8 inch blocks and 4 inch clamshells in rows

Inklingo Clamshell Rose with 8 inch blokken in rijen met 4 inch Inklingo Clamshells en patroondelen uit de 4 inch Inklingo Clamshell Edges collectie.

Mijn ontwerpen met andere maten blokken volgen.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose with 8 inch blocks and 4 inch clamshells in rows - color variation

Zelfde ontwerp als hierboven, hier in andere kleuren en met andere randen.

Veel plezier ermee!

XXX Annika

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Inklingo Clamshell Rose 8 inch blocks alternated with Inklingo 8 inch Orange Peel blocks.

Linda Franz has issued two new Inklingo Shape Collections, with even more Clamshell patterns! This time she followed up on the popular 4 inch Clamshell size that she recently issued.

The shapes are very versatile, and she put many examples of different (sized) blocks you can make using these shapes, on her website and All About Inklingo blog.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose 8 inch blocks alternated with Inklingo Orange Peel blocks, set on point.

Same block combination as above: Inklingo Clamshell Rose 8 inch blocks alternated with 8 inch Inklingo Orange Peel blocks, this time set on point.

I drafted some of the blocks in EQ7, and then started playing with them. Of course I also combined the new shapes with shapes from previous Inklingo collections :-).

You will find all clamshell shape collections on this page. The Orange Peel collections are over here.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose with 8 inch blocks and 4 inch clamshells in rows

Inklingo Clamshell Rose with 8 inch blocks and 4 inch clamshells in rows. This design also uses the 4 inch Inklingo Clamshell Edges shape collection.

Inklingo Clamshell Rose with 8 inch blocks and 4 inch clamshells in rows - color variation

Same design as above, in different colors and with different borders.

Today I am showing my designs with 8 inch blocks. Now that I review my selection, I see I only used the version without the leaves in the corner of the 8 inch block! You will have to go over to Linda’s blog to see those!

Designs with different sized blocks will follow.

Enjoy!

XXX Annika

Clamshell Quilt Ideas

Clamshell Glowing Stripes - Strips of Clamshells set next to unpieced strips of fabric

Clamshell Glowing Stripes – Rows of Clamshells set next to unpieced strips of fabric – Rijen clamshells vastgezet aan repen stof.

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De Inklingo clamshells zijn er nu in 4 nieuwe maten!

Namelijk: 2 inch clamshells [ca. 5,1 cm.], 2,5 inch clamshells [ca. 6,4 cm.], 4 inch clamshells [ca. 10,2 cm.], en 6 inch clamshells [ca. 15,2 cm.].  3 inch [ca. 7,6 cm.] en 3,5 inch clamshells [ca. 8,9 cm.] waren er al om te downloaden. Je vindt alle maten clamshells hier op de Inklingo site.

Traditioneel en heel bekend zijn natuurlijk de quilts in een doorlopend clamshellpatroon van veel verschillende stofjes (restjes). Prachtig, en Linda Franz laat hier op haar All About Inklingo blog zien hoe je met Inklingo ook van die mooie scrappy clamshell quilts kunt maken.

Daarom vind ik het leuk om vandaag wat andere, en voor clamshells minder traditionele ideeën te laten zien. Hier komen ze.

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Simpele Horizontale Strip Quilt met Clamshells – Door de kleuring van de clamshell blokjes lijken ze een zwevende geschulpte rand te vormen.

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Eenvoudige Horizontale Strip Quilt met Clamshells. Variatie op de groen-blauwe quilt hierboven met vijf rijen clamshells i.p.v. een, in maar twee kleuren stof.

Eenvoudige Horizontal Strip Quilt met Clamshells, variatie 3. De rijen clamshells zijn hier tegen elkaar in geplaatst, waardoor een rij cirkels lijkt te ontstaan.

Eenvoudige Horizontal Strip Quilt met Clamshells, variatie 3. De rijen clamshells zijn hier tegen elkaar in geplaatst, waardoor er een rij cirkels tussen de clamshells lijkt te ontstaan.

Applique Medaillon Quilt met Clamshell Rand. De clamshells wijzen hier naar buiten, hieronder volgt nog een variatie met de clamshells naar binnen. De blauwe clamshells in de hoeken moet je waarschijnlijk appliqueren. De vaas met bloemen is een kant en klaar blok in EQ7.

Applique Medaillon Quilt met Clamshell Rand. De clamshells wijzen hier naar buiten, hieronder volgt nog een variatie met de clamshells naar binnen. De blauwe clamshells in de hoeken moet je waarschijnlijk appliqueren. De vaas met bloemen is een kant en klaar blok in EQ7.

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Applique Medaillon Quilt met Clamshell Rand Variatie.

Je kunt deze ontwerpen eenvoudig aanpassen voor verschillende maten clamshells. Als je het leuk vindt, Inklingo biedt de nieuwe maten tegen een speciale introductieprijs aan tot en met 15 september 2016.

Meer clamshell quiltontwerpen vind je in deze oudere post van mij.

Veel plezier ermee!

XXX Annika

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Inklingo clamshells are now available in 4 new sizes!

They are: 2 inch clamshells [ca. 5.1 cm.], 2.5 inch clamshells [ca. 6.4 cm.], 4 inch clamshells [ca. 10.2 cm.], and 6 inch clamshells [ca. 15.2 cm.].  3 Inch [ca. 7.6 cm.] and 3.5 inch clamshells [ca. 8.9 cm.] were already available for downloading. You will find all sizes of clamshells here on the Inklingo site.

Traditional, and very familiar are of course the quilts in an allover clamshell pattern of many different fabrics. Beautiful, and Linda Franz shows on her All About Inklingo Blog how you can easily make these pretty scrappy clamshell quilts with Inklingo too.

That is why I chose to show you some different ideas here, a bit less traditional for clamshells. Here they are:

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Simple Horizontal Strip Quilt with Clamshells. Because of the color placement in the clamshell blocks, the clamshells appear to form a floating scalloped border.

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Simple Horizontal Strip Quilt with Clamshells. Variation on the green-blue quilt above, with five rows of clamshells instead of one, and only two colors of fabric.

Eenvoudige Horizontal Strip Quilt met Clamshells, variatie 3. De rijen clamshells zijn hier tegen elkaar in geplaatst, waardoor een rij cirkels lijkt te ontstaan.

Simple Horizontal Strip Quilt with Clamshells, variation 3. The rows of clamshells are set opposing each other, which makes a row of circles appear in between.

Applique Medaillon Quilt met Clamshell Rand. De clamshells wijzen hier naar buiten, hieronder volgt nog een variatie met de clamshells naar binnen. De blauwe clamshells in de hoeken moet je waarschijnlijk appliqueren. De vaas met bloemen is een kant en klaar blok in EQ7.

Applique Medaillon Quilt with Clamshell Inner Border. The clamshells are facing outward in this design, below is a variation with clamshells facing inwards. You would probably have to applique the blue clamshells in the corners. The vase with flowers is an existing block in EQ7.

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You can easily adapt these designs for different sizes of clamshells. And if you like them, Inklingo is offering the new clamshell sizes at a special introductory price until 15 September 2016, midnight.

You will find more clamshell quilt designs in this older post from me.

Enjoy!

XXX Annika

Star Sampler Quilt for Inklingo’s Anniversary

Inklingo Star Sampler - original design by Annika Kornelis, to celebrate 10 years of Inklingo!

Inklingo Star Sampler, original design by Annika Kornelis, to celebrate 10 years of Inklingo! – Inklingo Star Sampler, eigen ontwerp van Annika Kornelis, om 10 jaar Inklingo te vieren!

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Dubbel Hoera! Inklingo bestaat deze maand dus tien jaar, en uitvinder Linda is vandaag jarig. Gefeliciteerd, Linda & Monkey!

Natuurlijk moest ik een quilt ontwerpen voor deze gelegenheid, en het resultaat zie je hierboven (en onder). Ik ben er lang mee bezig geweest, het wilde maar niet lukken. Ik denk dat ik eigenlijk te veel wilde. Linda heeft al zo ontzettend veel Inklingo Shape collections gemaakt in die tien jaar, dat het onmogelijk bleek om een representatief overzicht te geven in één quilt.

Ik heb me dus maar beperkt tot sterrenblokken. Die zijn geliefd, klassiek en ze vervelen me nooit. En ik vond het wel toepasselijk om Linda in deze vorm de sterren te geven die zij en Inklingo verdienen!

Toen ik een tijdje bezig was met een zo breed mogelijke selectie van alle mogelijke Inklingo-sterren kwam ik er achter dat ik met alleen de achtpuntige sterren al een grote uitdaging had. De zespuntige sterren, de tienpuntige etc. vielen dus af.

Het is nog best lastig om van blokken met verschillende afmetingen een harmonieus geheel te maken. Om die reden heb ik ook maar een beperkt palet gebruikt, 5 kleuren in de blokken.

Daarbij had ik mezelf nog een uitdaging gesteld; ik wilde graag precies 35 verschillende sterren in de quilt verwerken, terwijl de quilt wel nog een normaal formaat moest hebben. En het is gelukt!! :-)

Inklingo Star Sampler met rode achtergrond. De blokken zijn precies hetzelfde gekleurd als in de lichtblauwe versie bovenaan. Een andere achtergrondkleur geeft een heel ander effect!

Inklingo Star Sampler met rode achtergrond. De blokken zijn precies hetzelfde gekleurd als in de lichtblauwe versie bovenaan. Een andere achtergrondkleur geeft een heel ander effect!

De 35 sterren zijn omdat dat precies het aantal sterren is dat Linda en Inklingo volgens mij verdienen, in plaats van het normale maximum van 5 sterren. Waarom, kun je lezen in deze grappige review van een anonieme Inklingo gebruiker ;-).

Ik zal later meer informatie geven over de blokken, maar hier alvast wat algemene informatie over de quilt.

Het middendeel, zonder de randen, meet iets meer dan 76 x 76 inch [194 x 194 cm]. (Om de meeste variaties heb ik randen van 1 inch [2,5 cm.] en 1.5 inch [3,8 cm.] getekend).

Een zelfde blok maar van een ander formaat reken ik als verschillend, dus het is een echte sampler.

De blokken meten:

  • 3 inch [7,62 cm.],
  • 4,5 inch [11,4 cm.]
  • 6 inch [15,24 cm.]
  • 9 inch [22,9 cm.]
  • 12 inch [30,5 cm.]
  • 13,5 inch [34,3 cm.]
  • 18 inch [45,7 cm.]
  • ca. 30 inch [76,2 cm.]

Die laatste is de Feathered Star in het midden, die is iets kleiner dan 30 inch. Dat heeft Linda gedaan zodat je de optie hebt om in het midden een 9 inch [22.9 cm.] blok naar keuze te zetten. Dat is echt zo slim!

Inklingo Star Sampler, lilac background, different block coloring.

Inklingo Star Sampler, lila achterground, blokken anders gekleurd.

Ik heb er de 9 inch Inklingo Star geplaatst. Dat middenblok telt dus als 2 blokken, en zo kwam ik precies tot het gewenste aantal van 35!

Drie blokken heb ik met extra strips rondom afgemaakt op een veelvoud van 1,5 inch [3,8 cm.], zodat ze mooier in mijn layout pasten. De Feathered Star in het midden is daardoor 31,5 inch geworden [80 cm.]. 

Inklingo star Sampler met neutrale achtergrond. Blokken nog steeds hetzelfde gekleurd.

Inklingo star Sampler met neutrale achtergrond. Blokken weer  hetzelfde gekleurd als in de rode, de blauwe en de dambordversie hieronder.

Wat namen van de gebruikte blokken: LeMoyne Star (variaties), Blazing Star, Polk Ohio, Star Flowers, Waltzing Matilda, Key West Beauty variaties, Inklingo Star, Morse Star, Midnight Fireworks, Diamond Star.

Sommige blokken stonden kant en klaar in EQ, andere heeft Linda voor ons getekend en sommige heb ik zelf getekend. Het was nog een hele administratieve klus om te inventariseren welke blokken in welke maat gemaakt kunnen worden in Inklingo, maar ik geloof dat ik ze nu allemaal goed heb.

(Ik kwam er vanochtend, nadat ik alle plaatjes voor dit blog al gemaakt had, pas achter dat ik een van de blokken in een niet-bestaande maat had opgevoerd! Dus dat moest allemaal weer gecorrigeerd worden.) 

Hoe je al deze sterren nog enigszins hemels in een achtergrond genaaid krijgt, daar moet ik nog even op puzzelen. Als je heel ijverig bent, zou je in elk geval de achtergrond kunnen maken van patchwork van 1,5 inch vierkantjes [3,8 cm.].

Inklingo Star Sampler met dambord achtergrond. Elk vierkantje is 1.5 inch.

Inklingo Star Sampler met dambord achtergrond. Elk vierkantje is 1,5 inch. De gele driehoekjes langs de rand zijn 1,5 inch HST’s, en in de hoekjes zitten 1,5 inch QST’s.

Al de benodigde vierkantjes en driehoekjes zijn in elk geval beschikbaar als Inklingo patroondelen. Het voordeel is dat je dan zonder aftekenen de achtergrond machinaal in een schuin rasterpatroon kunt quilten (cross hatching), met een boventransportvoetje met een naadgeleider, evenwijdig aan de naden.

Binnenkort meer! Zingen jullie ondertussen het speciale Inklingo-verjaardagslied mee voor Linda? Pom, pom, pom…Print, Cut, Sew…!

XXX Annika

ENGLISH

Inklingo Star Sampler met rode achtergrond. De blokken zijn precies hetzelfde gekleurd als in de lichtblauwe versie bovenaan. Een andere achtergrondkleur geeft een heel ander effect!

Inklingo Star Sampler with red background. The blocks are colored exactly the same as in the blue version at the top of this post. A different background color has a very different effect!

Hurray! Hurray! As you know, Inklingo has been around for ten years this month, and today is inventor Linda’s birthday! Congratulations, Linda & Monkey!

Of course, I had to design a quilt for this occasion, and you can see the result above. It took me a long time to design this, I just could not get it to work. I think I wanted do do too much in one design. Linda has already published so many Inklingo Shape Collections in those ten years, that it soon turned out to be impossible to give a representative overview in one quilt.

So I limited myself to star blocks. They are well loved, classic, and I can never get enough of them. Plus, I thought it would be fitting to award Linda all the stars she and Inklingo deserve, in this way.

When I had been working a while to find and create a broad overview of all the available stars in Inklingo, it dawned on me that I would have my hands full with just the eight pointed stars. So the six pointed and ten pointed stars etc. had to go!

And it is tricky to create a harmonious whole with differently sized blocks. For that reason, I also limited my color palette, to just 5 colors for the blocks.

On top of that, I had given myself another challenge; I wanted to use exactly 35 different star blocks in this quilt, within a reasonable size limit. And I did it! :-)

The 35 stars are because it is arguably the number of stars Linda and Inklingo deserve, instead of the regular maximum of five stars. You can read why, in this funny review by an anonymous Inklingo user ;-).

I will provide more info on the blocks later, but here is some general information on the quilt.

Inklingo star Sampler met neutrale achtergrond. Blokken nog steeds hetzelfde gekleurd.

Inklingo star Sampler with neutral background. Blocks still colored the same as in the blue and red versions above.

The center without borders measures about 76 x 76 inch [194 x 194 cm]. (To most variations I added borders of 1 inch [2.5 cm.] and 1.5 inch [3.8 cm.]).

I count blocks with the same design but in a different size as different blocks, so it is a true sampler quilt.

Block sizes are

  • 3 inch [7,62 cm.]
  • 4.5 inch [11.4 cm.],
  • 6 inch [15.24 cm.]
  • 9 inch [22.9 cm.]
  • 12 inch [30.5 cm.]
  • 13.5 inch [34.3 cm.]
  • 18 inch [45.7 cm.]
  • circa 30 inch [76,2 cm.].

The latter is the Feathered Star in the center, which is slightly smaller than 30 inches. Linda made it like that, to provide us with the option to put any 9 inch block in the center of the Feathered Star block. That is so clever!

Inklingo Star Sampler, lilac background, different block coloring.

Inklingo Star Sampler, lilac background, different block coloring.

I put the 9 inch Inklingo Star block in the center. So I am counting the center block as two blocks, and that’s how I got to the desired number of 35 blocks!

Around three blocks I added plain strips, to finish the blocks to a multiple of 1.5 inch [3.8 cm.] so that they would fit into my layout a bit nicer. The Feathered Star in the center ended up being 31.5 inch [80 cm.] with the strips.

Some names of blocks used: LeMoyne Star (variations), Blazing Star, Polk Ohio, Star Flowers, Waltzing Matilda, Key West Beauty variations, Inklingo Star, Morse Star, Midnight Fireworks, Diamond Star. 

Some of the blocks were waiting for me in EQ7, some of them were drafted in EQ by Linda for us, and some of them I drafted myself in EQ. It was quite a bit of administration to keep track of which blocks can be made in which size with Inklingo, but I think I have all of them right.

(Only this morning, after I had made all the pictures for this blog, I found I had used one of the blocks in a non-existing size! So I spent some time correcting that.)

I still need to puzzle on setting all of these stars in a background at least somewhat heavenly. If you are very zealous, you could make the background with 1.5 inch [3.8 cm.] squares patchwork.

Inklingo Star Sampler met dambord achtergrond. Elk vierkantje is 1.5 inch.

Inklingo Star Sampler with checker board background. Each square measures 1.5 inch. The yellow triangles along the border are 1.5 inch HST’s. The small yellow triangles in the corners are 1.5 inch QST’s.

All the necessary squares and triangles are available as Inklingo Shapes. The advantage of this is, that you could easily do some cross hatch quilting in the background without marking. Just quilt by machine with a walking foot and attached seam guide, following the seams.

More to come soon!

In the mean time, are you singing the Inklingo Anniversary song along with me, for Linda’s birthday? Na, na, na… Print, Cut, Sew!

XXX Annika

Valentine Quilt Design: Pixel Hearts

Valentine Pixel Hearts Quilt - original design by Annika Kornelis

Valentine Pixel Hearts Quilt – original design by Annika Kornelis

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Fijne Valentijnsdag!

Het quiltontwerp hierboven spreekt voor zich, denk ik. Hartjes samengesteld uit vierkantjes en rechthoeken. Als secundair patroon ontstaat de illusie van cirkels. Heel grafisch, precies waar ik van houd! Je zou hem waarschijnlijk kunnen maken met een van de Inklingo Log Cabin collecties.

Valentine Pixel Hearts Quilt - Christmas version - original design by Annika Kornelis

Valentine Pixel Hearts Quilt – Christmas version – original design by Annika Kornelis

Hij zou ook goed werken als een Kerstquilt, bijv. in deze variatie. Met uitgekiend kleurgebruik zou je misschien in de cirkels de illusie kunnen geven van glanzende 3D kerstballen. 

Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, Catalogue

Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety

Ik ben geïnspireerd door het boek ‘Red and White Quilts – Infinite Variety’, van het American Folk Art Museum. Het is een tentoonstellingscatalogus met kleurenfoto’s van 654 uitsluitend rood-witte quilts.

Het is een prachtig boek. Maar als je het eventueel zou willen kopen, is het goed om te weten dat het boek nauwelijks informatie bevat over de individuele quilts.

Maar al dat rood-wit is wel heel Valentijnsachtig.

XXX Annika

ENGLISH

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The quilt design at the top of this post probably speaks for itself. Hearts made from squares and rectangles, forming a secondary pattern that creates the illusion of circles. A very graphic look, just how I love it! You could probably make it with one of the Inklingo Log Cabin collections.

Valentine Pixel Hearts Quilt - Christmas version - original design by Annika Kornelis

Valentine Pixel Hearts Quilt – Christmas version – original design by Annika Kornelis

It would also make a nice Christmas quilt, like the variation above. I think with a more sophisticated use of color, you could probably create the illusion of 3D shiny Christmas baubles with the circles.

Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, Catalogue

Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety

I was inspired by the book ‘Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety’, by the American Folk Art Museum. It is an exhibition catalogue with color photographs of 654 strictly red-and-white quilts.

It is a gorgeous book, but if you are interested in buying it, you should be aware that it contains hardly any information on individual quilts.

But all that red-and-white is very Valentine-y!

XXX Annika

2015 EQ Seasons Row-A-Long Show and Tell!

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So, yesterday was Show and Tell day, to conclude the 2015 EQ Seasons Row-A-Long. Go see what the sewing designers have made! Can you spot my rows?

Overview of my five separating rows. Today you will get the pattern for the clamshell rows (2nd and 3rd from top).

Overview of my five separating rows. Check my downloads page for the patterns!

The Big Reveal

Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt

Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Darlene Quilshop Gal – Darlene also has another row available, and a tutorial on creating rows in EQ for Accuquilt.

Doris Rice from Quilting Queen Online 

Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked

Loreen Bogdan from School House Quilts

Carla Henton from Creatin In The Sticks

Marlene Baerg Oddie from Kissed Quilts

Nancy Myers from Patchwork Breeze

Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew

Go check them out, because there are new giveaways with great prizes for this final week!

You can find the announcement of the winners of week 5 here on host Marian’s site.

For those of you with a Facebook account, there are also picture posted to the Facebook support group.

And of course there is the Flickr Group with pictures. We hope the big reveal will inspire you to start sewing, if you have not done so yet! And you can still upload your pictures. I will be looking forward to seeing what you did with our free designs and patterns!

Find a recap of my posts about the filler rows here. They are in order from top to bottom according to the picture above:

Week 1: Hourglass row (Any season).

Week 2: Two clamshell rows (Any season).

Week 3: Half drop polkadot row (Fall).

Week 4: Blowing Winds Row (Any season).

Week 5: New Leaves and Blossom Row (Spring).

XXX Annika

Announcement winners giveaway week 4 EQ Seasons RAL

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This morning, the giveaways of week 4 ended, and the final giveaways started!

Click on the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

The winner of the Northcott Fabric bundle, a joint giveaway on all participating blogs in week 4, is Joellyn Partyka.

Connecting Threads Gift Card

The winner of the 25 USD gift card for online quiltshop Connecting Threads, from my blog, is Sarah Clark. I already contacted her this morning. She is from the USA, so she qualifies for this prize, and she is thrilled to be the lucky winner!

So, congratulations to Joellyn and Sarah, and to all other winners!! I hope you will take the time to send the generous sponsors of your prizes a thank you note. Find the winners from the other 2015 EQ Seasons RAL giveaways for week 3 on host Marian’s site, here.

If you did not win a prize, go ahead and quickly enter in all the final giveaways from today’s bloggers. Including, of course, the Do You EQ Blog, for your chance to win an EQ7!.

And of course, everybody wins, because, starting today, you can download a free Library block file with most of the designs for this Row-A-Long, for your EQ7. You can download here, until 31 October 2015.

A romantic Pink Ribbon Appliqué Quilt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A romantic Pink Ribbon Appliqué Quilt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – original quilt design by Annika Kornelis

A little less 'Pink' Ribbon Quilt. Same medallion, different outer border. - Een iets minder roze Pink Ribbon quilt. Zelfde medaillon, andere buitenrand

A little less ‘Pink’ Ribbon Quilt. Same medallion, different outer border. – Original quilt design by Annika Kornelis.

And finally, because it is almost Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am showing you a quilt design of mine for a Pink Ribbon quilt. I designed it with existing blocks and motifs from the EQ Libraries. I made the center medallion by using the Wreath Maker Tool. You can download the EQ7 file (133.8 KB) through this link from box.com

XXX Annika

Week 5 of 2015 EQ Seasons Row-A-Long, Final Giveaway!

Wow, this has gone by so quickly! Today is the start of the final week of the EQ Seasons Row-A-Long with free patterns, giveaways and tutorials. On 6 October we are wrapping it up with a big reveal of some of the quilts made!

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Find today’s schedule with direct links to each featured blogger at the end of this post, and make sure to visit them all, for free pdf patterns, EQ tutorials and great giveaways on every blog! Read all about the prizes and the rules here.

My Separating Row Design

So, those who have been following this RAL, knew what was coming, because there was only one row left from my overview: The New Leaves and Blossom Filler Row.

New Leaves and Blossom Filler Row - original design by Annika Kornelis

New Leaves and Blossom Filler Row – original design by Annika Kornelis

My notes on this design: 2 inches high – 30 applique shapes – medium skill level – fairly quick to make. I drafted this simple appliqué block myself, based on a pieced Orange Peel block from the EQ Libraries.

My inspiration: the link with the Seasons theme

I think the name ‘New Leaves and Blossom’ says it all: this filler row represents Spring. But in a different coloring, it could be more ‘season neutral’.

About making this row

For making this row, I would use the same fusible raw edge machine applique technique as I described in my pattern for the clamshell row (as an alternative to pieced Inklingo clamshells). In short, it is appliquéing and quilting in one, after assembling your quilt sandwich.

I would place the leaf and blossom shapes on one unpieced background strip, and fuse them in place. I would only stitch the leaves down while quilting the entire sandwich, by straight stitching just inside the edges of the leaves. It is very quick and simple! If you want to take a little more time, you could also use a decorative stitch around the edges, to quilt the leaves down.

My pattern

Download the FREE pdf pattern (2 pages), with fabric yardage requirements, appliqué templates and sewing instructions here: 201505 Annika Kornelis – Instructions New Leaves and Blossom Row – EQ Seasons RAL

Overview of my five separating rows. Today you will get the pattern for the clamshell rows (2nd and 3rd from top).

Overview of my five separating rows. (And yes, I can count to six, thank you very much! ;-). Check my downloads page for the previous patterns.

My EQ7 Project File

You can download my project file (40.6 KB), with all 5 filler rows, through this link from Box.com. And with the pattern above, you will have a complete file for Annika’s Five Fun and Fabulous Filler Rows! ;-)

Note: You can only open the file if you have EQ7 software. You don’t need the EQ file for participating in the Row-A-Long. It is simply a bonus for those who have EQ7 and would like to play with the designs, like change the colorings and combine several rows from different designers in one quilt layout. If you are interested in doing that, check out today’s tutorial by Heidi Kory on the Do you EQ blog! She shows you how you can assemble all the blocks and rows in one project file!

My EQ7 tutorial: Viewing Multiple Notecards Quickly

This final subject, viewing multiple Notecards quickly, is the reason why I started to make screen recordings of EQ7 (for Mac) for my tutorials. You need to see this in motion!

I recommend you watch this video on full screen, so you will be able to clearly see the buttons on the Notecards. The video (39 seconds) has no sound, so I will talk you through what I am doing, here in writing.

I will post the video again at the end of the tutorial, so you don’t have to scroll up to watch it again, if you missed something.

 

I have opened an existing project file, that contains quilts and blocks.

I click on the ‘View Sketchbook’ button. The sketchbook opens, in front of my Quilt Worktable. Part of it is on top of my Quilt Worktable.

I click (and hold) in the grey bar that says ‘Project Sketchbook’. I then drag the Project Sketchbook a bit to the right.

I click the ‘Notecard’ button. The Quilt Notecard appears. It opens on top of the Project Sketchbook.

At the top right of the Notecard you see two icons and one button. In my previous tutorials I have shown you that the button, marked with an X, is to close the Notecard.

Today I will show you what the two icons do.

I start with the icon right next to the Closing Button, a cross formed by four arrows. When you hover your mouse over it, the cursor turns into that same cross. The four arrows indicate that you can now move the Notecard in all directions.

I hover my mouse over the arrows icon, and my cursor turns into that same icon. Next, I click and drag, moving the Notecard to the left. I release the mouse when I have the Notecard where I want it. For what we are going to do next, you want to make sure both your Sketchbook and your Notecard are in full view.

So the function of the icon with the arrows is to move your Notecard to another position on your screen.

Now, the remaining icon, the pushpin. This also works as a button, and you can use it to pin the Notecard to your screen. A pinned Notecard stays open when you close a quilt or block by selecting a new one.

Normally, the Notecard of your selected item automatically closes when you select a new quilt or block in your Sketchbook. And you have to open the Notecard every time, for each new block or quilt. But with a pinned Notecard, the Notecard stays open, and instantly shows the Notes for the newly selected item! This is a great way to review the Notes in your Sketchbook very quickly.

I am showing you two ways in which this works. But remember, the pinned Notecards work the same on every Tab in the Project Sketchbook, so what I am showing is not specific to either the Quilts Tab or the Blocks Tab, or to my settings.

On the Quilts Tab, I usually have my settings to show only one quilt in the overview. I browse my quilts in a project file by dragging the slider bar underneath the quilt preview to the right. But you could also use the arrow keys on your keyboard.

On the Blocks Tab, I am usually showing several blocks in the overview. I can quickly select blocks or colorings in a more random order that way.

So what I am doing in the video:

After I have moved the Notecard to the left, I move the cursor away from the arrows icon. It returns to its regular arrow shape.

I now move the cursor toward the pushpin icon. When it is near, the cursor turns into a hand with a pointed index finger. It indicates I can now push the pin with that little index finger.

I click the pushpin icon It turns into a pushed pin icon.

Underneath the Quilt overview in my Sketchbook, I click and drag the slider bar to the right. All quilts in my Sketchbook are selected, one after another. But I am not watching my Quilt previews, I am only watching my Notecard. It shows a small picture of the quilt, with my relevant Notes. And as soon as a new quilt is selected by the slider bar, the new Notecard information appears.

After I have reached the final quilt, I click the Blocks Tab in the Project Sketchbook The pinned Quilt Notecard disappears.

I click the Notecard Button the Block Notecard for the selected block appears. Note that the Block Notecard is in the same position I dragged the Quilt Notecard to. EQ remembers that position, even when you close the relocated Notecard.

I pin the Block Notecard to my screen, by clicking the pushpin icon.

I start randomly clicking blocks in my overview. Each time I click a block, it is selected, and instantly the pinned Notecard shows its information.

I close the Project Sketchbook, by clicking the ‘Close’ button.

End of screen recording.

Additional information: The project shown in the video is my 2011 ‘Block of the Month’ project, which was a bit of a joke. I had two versions, the Dutch Delights, [Hollandse Hap] and the English Food BOM. It featured a ‘different’ appliqué block each month.

A finished quilt in 2011! Een quilt af in 2011!

Food BOM finished quilt – original design by Annika Kornelis – 2011

It really was the same circle each month, just with a different name embroidered above it :-). But it turned into a cute mini quilt all the same, made of only fabrics with dots and circles. You can download my EQ7 project file from this page.

Below, you can watch the 39 second video again:

This was my final EQ tutorial on Notecards. But don’t think I have said all there is to say about Notecards in five tutorials. Oh no…! I have literally only covered the front. But there is a backside too! (At least on the Block Notecards.) If you want to know more about that, check the excellent Help files in EQ, or your manual.

Find a recap of all tutorials here:

Week 1: Checking notecard information for Quilts and Blocks in Project Files.

Week 2: Searching in EQ for Notecard Information, using the ‘Name’, ‘Reference’ and ‘Notes’ fields.

Week 3: Increasing the number of Search Results, from the default 50 up to 999.

Week 4: Editing Notecard Information, also by copying and pasting from outside EQ.

Week 5: Viewing multiple Notecards quickly (tutorial above).

The giveaways (‘sweepstakes’ by law)

Remember, there are giveaways on the other participating blogs, too! Make sure to visit them all. Some of the giveaways are specific to one blog running for one week, some of the giveaways are for all participating designer blogs in the same week.

Northcott Fabric giveaway

This week is your last chance to win one of the great Northcott Fabric bundles! You can enter from 29 September – 6 October. Northcott Fabrics have been incredibly generous. They have given fabric to all participating designers, to help them create the Season rows. And they have been giving away one bundle of 6-8 yards of fabric (in 1 yard lengths) for each week of the Row-A-Long. All entrants from all participating blogs in this week will be entered in a draw together.

You can only enter once this week for this giveaway, so if you are entering through my blog, do not enter through one of the others as well (or vice versa), or you will be disqualified!

The winner will be contacted personally, and announced on www.seamstobesew.com within 48 hours.

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

EQ7 giveaway!

I want to draw your special attention to this giveaway on the Do you EQ Blog! They are giving away one EQ7 to a lucky winner. That could be you! I love EQ7, as I loved EQ6 and EQ5 before that. Any quilter could use this great quilt designing software. Whether you just want to use it to print your pick of that huge library of block patterns to any size, want to color blocks and quilts with your actual fabrics, or whether you want to draft and design your own blocks in any technique!

Craftsy and Nancy’s Notions Giveaways:

This giveaway is running until 13 October, 2015, for those who sew along. You can win Craftsy classes and Nancy’s notions gift certificates.

For entering, stitch out a block from any of the full size Seasons rows. The smaller Filler Rows (by Bea from Be A Quilter, Linda from the All About Inklingo Blog or by me here on Stof Genoeg) are excluded.

You need to upload a picture of your block to the Flickr Group prior to entering. You may enter this giveaway every day from September 01, 2015 to October 13, 2015 (Once for each unique block you have stitched and uploaded a picture for). After uploading your picture, go back to any of the blogs with the link (not mine) to the giveaway, and enter. All entries will be double checked for compliance to the rules. Find the EQ Seasons Flickr group here.

You will be entered in a draw for the following prizes:

  • Craftsy: 1 class of your choice – 3 total classes Average Value $40.00 each
  • Nancy’s Notions: 1 $10.00 of gift certificate – 2 total certificates Total Value $20.00.

By entering any of these giveaways, it is assumed that you agree with the rules and guidelines, stated both here and in the giveaway box.

All that is left now for me to do, is give you the schedule of the other bloggers of today:

September 29, 2015

Amy Warner at Sew Incredibly Crazy – Summer
Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal – Winter
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Spring
Loreen Bogdan at Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse Quilts – Fall
Heidi Kory at the EQ Blog – A Tutorial On Combining Rows

For those of you with a Facebook account, there is also a Facebook support group.

And next week, there is the big reveal of some quilts made by the other designers. I can’t wait to see that, and especially of course how they did my rows!

XXX Annika