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

A Song For Inklingo’s 10th Anniversary!

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Hoera! Inklingo bestaat deze maand tien jaar. Gefeliciteerd, Linda & Monkey!

Ik was al zo’n beetje vanaf het begin een fan, dus ik wilde dit zeker vieren. Ik heb een speciaal Inklingo-lied geschreven op een superaanstekelijke melodie. ABC van Jackson 5. Ik hoop hiermee nog wat meer mensen aan te steken met het Inklingo-virus :-).

Helaas kan ik zelf voor geen meter zingen. Dus, lees de tekst hieronder (in de Engelse post), en blèr lekker zelf mee met de muziek van de video hierboven. Maar, als JIJ een video wilt maken waarin je dit lied zingt, dan wil ik die dolgraag zien!

Pom, pom, pom…Print, Cut, Sew…!

XXX Annika

Klik hier om direct met Inklingo te beginnen: http://lindafranz.com/section/inklingo-quick-start-nederlands/99

ENGLISH

This month, Inklingo is around for ten years already! Hurray! Congratulations, Linda & Monkey!

I have been a fan from around the beginning, so I definitely wanted to celebrate this occasion! So I wrote special Inklingo lyrics to a very contageous melody, ABC by Jackson 5. I hope to infect some more people with the Inklingo virus this way. :-)

Unfortunately, I can’t keep a tune at all, or else I would have posted a video with me singing along. But I think everyone will be much happier if you yourselves just scream along with the ABC music, reading the lyrics below.

Of course, if YOU want to post a video performing this song, I would love to see it!

Na, na, na.., Print, Cut, Sew…!

(To the melody of ABC:)

To ten years of Inklingo
And to many, many years to come!
You can try it for free, so why do I see
You haven’t even tried it once?

Oh, well, now
We’re gonna teach you
Teach you, teach you
All about this now
All about this
Sit yourself down, take a seat
All you gotta do is just watch the Monkey

Print Cut Sew
Then piece and patch like a Pro
You’ll finish before you know
There you go
Print Cut Sew
Makes the greatest quilts girl!

Print Cut Sew
Then piece and patch like a Pro
You’ll finish before you know

There you go
Print Cut Sew
Makes the greatest quilts girl!

Come on and Inklingo just a little bit
Come on and Inklingo just a little bit
We are gonna teach you

How to print it out
Come-on, come-on, come-on
Let us show you what it’s all about

Custom size holds no surprise
Once you tried it just a time or two
If you can print an e-mail, you’ll sure never fail
And your education is complete!
Tu-tu-tute – Linda’s gonna show you
In a video-o
It’s precise, simple and so fast
Once you tried it baby
This skill is gonna last

Oh, Print Cut Sew
Then piece and patch like a Pro
You’ll finish before you know
There you go
Print Cut Sew
Makes the greatest quilts girl!

Print Cut Sew it’s easy
Freezer paper gets you through
Any cotton scrap will do
Jump in now, don’t overthink
Jump in now, don’t overthink
Print a simple combo now
No more ‘how?’
Do it now!

Sit down girl
And start to download!
Now, get up girl
Show me what you can do
Print it, print it quilter, come on now
Print it, print it quilter, ooh ooh
Print it, print it quilter, yeah
PDF templates ooh ooh
Any inkjet printer, ah, ah
Washaway lines and marks
See how perfect it comes out!

Print Cut Sew it’s easy
And you thought it would be tough!
Now you’re hooked, once ain’t enough
So print some more Inklingo stuff

We were gonna teach you
How to print it out
Come-on come-on come-on
We have shown you what it’s all about

Print Cut Sew it’s easy
Freezer paper gets you through
Any cotton scrap will do
Now you can Inklingo, too!

So how you’d like to teach, too
How to print it out?
Come-on come-on come-on
And go show ‘em what it’s all about

Print Cut Sew it’s easy
Freezer paper gets you through
Any cotton scrap will do
Now you can Inklingo, too!

Click here to get started right away: http://www.inklingo.com/section/inklingo-quick-start/63

XXX Annika

Announcement winners giveaway week 3 EQ Seasons RAL

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This morning, the giveaways of week 3 ended, and those of week 4 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 3, is Mackenzi Jacobs.

 

Inklingo-HEART

The winner of the second 20 USD Inklingo Gift Certificate from my blog, is Carole Corn. I already contacted her this morning. She is already an Inklingoist, and she is thrilled with her prize! I just hope she can decide what to pick from all the fabulous collections Linda has given us in 9 years of Inklingo :-).

Congratulations to Mackenzi and Carole, 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, remember you still have a couple of weeks with chances to win great prizes! This week, Linda has an Inklingo giveaway on her All About Inklingo Blog, to name just one.

And of course, everybody wins, because you can always try Inklingo for free, right now! You can download two entire, free Shape Collections from the Inklingo freebies page.

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The free Diamond Triangle Square pdf includes everything you need to piece a 4.5 inch LeMoyne Star, and it also includes the first Chapter of the Inklingo Handbook!

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The free Circle of Hearts collection is for appliqué, and you can print its shapes on fabric in a size you specify. If you have regular cotton quilting fabric, an iron, an internet connection, an inkjet printer and a sheet of Freezer Paper, you could be stitching your free Inklingo block within 15 minutes!

And if you like it, you could try your hand on another design I made, combining the two free Inklingo shape collections.

Star of Myra

Star of Myra – original quilt design by Annika Kornelis, combining the two FREE downloadable Inklingo shape collections!

Last week I showed you a Christmas pattern. This one was designed for our other big December fest, Sinterklaas (5 December). It is called ‘Star of Myra’, and you can read my 2011 post about this design (showing more variations) here.

And last week I forgot to mention this, but you can download the EQ7 project file with both the Inklingo Christmas Tree and the Star of Myra designs through this link from box.com!

XXX Annika

Week 4 of 2015 EQ Seasons Row-A-Long including Giveaway!

Hourglass Blocks On Point, with Sashings, original quilt design by Annika Kornelis - With Linda Franz' excellent instructions and free Inklingo shape collection, you could easily get carried away making hour glass blocks for your filler row. Why not make an entire quilt? :-)

Hourglass Blocks On Point, with Sashings, original quilt design by Annika Kornelis – With Linda Franz’ excellent instructions and free Inklingo shape collection, you could easily get carried away making hour glass blocks for your filler row. Why not make an entire quilt? :-)

Week 4 of the EQ Seasons Row-A-Long already!! In this five week Row-A-Long, a total of 20 EQ designers and bloggers will present you their designs (including free patterns) for quilt rows, showing something of their favorite Season. Find today’s schedule with direct links to each featured blogger at the end of this post, and make sure to visit them all!

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Plus, there are fantastic giveaways, with many many prizes! Read all about the prizes and the rules here.

My Separating Row Design

I don’t know if you noticed, but I am alternating blocks with straight lines and with curved lines every week. So, this week is a ‘straight line’ week. I am calling this the ‘Blowing Winds Row’. It is a bit different from my other rows, in that it has a center and goes in two directions from that center.

Blowing Winds Filler Row Chevron Blocks, foundation piecing or Inklingo

Blowing Winds Filler Row, Chevron Blocks, foundation piecing or Inklingo

My notes on this design: 20 blocks – 3 inches high – Techniques used: Machine piecing – Straight stitching only – Easy.

In my free pattern pdf, I am giving instructions for both foundation piecing and for using Inklingo™ shapes printed on fabric. This row is quicker with Inklingo™ than with foundation piecing.

I used the 3D Zig Zag Border block from the EQ Libraries for this row. Only after I designed it, as a foundation piecing row, I discovered this one could be made with Inklingo, too! So I reworked my pattern to include this option, for those who have the Celtic Solstice Shape collection.

If you don’t have the Celstic Solstice Shape collection yet, be sure to visit Linda for her filler row on the All About Inklingo blog this week, because there is also another Inklingo giveaway over there!

My inspiration: the link with the Seasons theme

My filler row for this week symbolizes the winds blowing. Winds bring warmer weather in Winter, and a bit of refreshment in Summer. They carry lovely smells throughout all seasons, especially the natural smells of Spring and Fall.

My pattern

Download the FREE pdf pattern (7 pages), with fabric yardage requirements, cutting and piecing instructions for both foundation piecing and Inklingo, here: 201508 Annika Kornelis – Instructions Blowing Winds Row – EQ Seasons RAL

My EQ7 Project File

You can download my project file (40.6 KB), with all 5 filler rows, through this link from Box.com. Note: You can only open the file if you have EQ7 software.

If you don’t have it, you have two chances coming up to win an EQ7: You could win this great quilt designing software in this week’s giveaway (for Christa Watson’s book tour) on Do You EQ (open until Friday 25 September), or in next week’s Seasons RAL giveaway from Electric Quilt!!

You will have to wait one more week for the remaining pattern that belongs with this EQ project file. (You can find the previous three patterns on my Downloads page).

My EQ7 tutorial: Editing Notecard Information

My fourth EQ7 tutorial on Notecards already, including a screen recording of EQ7 for Mac. This time, I am showing you a bit more in depth, the ways in which you can edit the Notecard information.

Before I am showing you the screen recording, there are a few things I will tell you first, because you can’t actually see it in the video:

The Notecard Notes field expands with the amount of text you type in. If you have downloaded my EQ Seasons Filler row project file, you can see I sometimes write down a lot on my Quilt or Block Notecards! If you type in a lot of text in the Notes field, you will quickly find you don’t have a good overview of your writing.

That is one of the reasons why I prefer to write longer Notecard texts in MS Word or another text editing program. You can copy text from outside EQ and paste it into the EQ Notecards.

Because I often repeat information over the notecards, I want to be able to find the relevant section quickly and just copy and paste. Within EQ, you can copy and paste text from one notecard to another notecard, but I prefer to copy from an outside text editor, and repeatedly paste the same selected text into several notecards.

Another reason why I write longer notes outside EQ, is because In the EQ Notecards, information is instantly saved as you type. This is handy, but it also means you have to be careful no to delete anything by accident. Because clicking the ‘Undo’ button (or typing in the key combination [CMD + Z] for Mac, or [CTRL + Z] for Windows machines), does not work on the Notecards!

But you can undo your previous step(s) in text editing applications like MS Word, Notepad, TextEdit, etc., so this is a safer way to work on larger texts.

Random picture of original quilt design with hourglass blocks by Annika Kornelis to break up long piece of boring tutorial text ;-)

Random picture of original quilt design with hourglass blocks by Annika Kornelis to break up long piece of boring tutorial text ;-) – Read my post from week 1 in this EQ Seasons R0w-A-Long to learn how I think the hourglass block links to the Seasons theme!

When typing in the EQ Notecards, there is no need to click a ‘Save button’ or close the Notecard first, for changes to be registered. And EQ immediately refers to the updated information in the relevant fields. I point this out to you in the video, by circling my cursor around current and updated block names.

I recommend you watch the video below (1 minute and 11 seconds) on full screen, so you will be able to read the text. There is 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, in case you missed something.

I click the ‘View Sketchbook’ button > The Project Sketchbook opens.

It shows four blocks. The top left block is automatically selected. You can tell because it has a blue line around it. The selected block is ‘Unnamed’. That’s because I drafted this block myself, and the Block Notecard is still empty.

I click the Notecard button > The Block Notecard opens.

I click in the Name Field > You see a blinking cursor appear there. I type in ‘Clamshell’

I click in the Notes field > The blinking cursor appears. I type in ‘Set as 6 x 6 inch block’.

I click in the Reference field > The cursor appears, and I type in ‘Inklingoable’.

I close the Block Notecard by clicking the top right button, marked with an X.

The first block in the Block overview is still selected, and the name now reads ‘Clamshell’ (instead of ‘Unnamed’).

I click the second Clamshell block, to select it > a blue line appears around it. The block name is 181a.

I click the Notecard Button > The Block Notecard for 181a opens. This block is from BlockBase, an EQ add-on. I am showing you here you can change names and notes for Library blocks (when they are in your sketchbook).

I click the Name field, a blinking cursor appears in front of ‘181a’. I type ‘Clamshell’ in front of ‘181a’.

I click the Notes Fields and type in some random text: XXXX. Note that the entire Notes field is showing: there is no slider bar on the right.

I close the Block Notecard by clicking the top right button, marked with an X.

The second Clamshell block is still selected, you can tell by the blue line around it. The Block name now reads ‘Clamshell 181a’ (instead of ‘181a’).

Outside EQ, at the bottom of my screen, I click the TextEdit icon > TextEdit opens with an Untitled open document, with a random text, ‘Lorem Ipsum’

I click and drag to select the Lorem Ipsum text > the selected text turns blue.

I copy the text by typing in [CMD + C]. (This key combination is for a Mac, it is [CTRL + C] on a Windows machine).

I click the yellow button with a minus sign > the Untitled TextEdit document is minimized.

I click the Notecard button for the selected Clamshell Block > The Notecard opens.

I click and drag to select ‘XXXX’, because I want to replace this text with my copied text from outside EQ. > XXXX turns blue, showing it is selected.

I paste in my text by typing in [CMD + V]. (This key combination is for a Mac, it is [CTRL + V] on a Windows machine.) > ‘Lorem ipsum’ appears in my Notes field, and the cursor is at the end of the text.

A slider bar has appeared on the right of the Notes field. The height of the slider bar is an indication of the length of the Notes text. (The longer the text, the lower the slider bar).

I click and drag the slider bar up, showing the entire field from bottom to top.

I close the Block Notecard by clicking the top right button, marked with an X > The Block Notecard disappears.

I click to select the third block in the Block overview. > A blue line appears around it, and instantly the Block name beneath the Block overview changes from ‘Clamshell 181a’ into ‘Relaxed Vine with Flowers’.

I click the Notecard button > The Block Notecard opens.

The Name field reads ‘Relaxed Vine with Flowers’, in black letters.

The Library field reads ‘9 Border Blocks > Vines’. The letters are greyed out, meaning you cannot edit this text. You can’t see it in the screen recording, but if you try to click the text, you will find that does not work.

EQ automatically fills the Library Notecard field with the relevant Library name for items that are from one of the EQ Libraries (including the Libraries you add and name yourself).

I close the Block Notecard by clicking the top right button, marked with an X > The Block Notecard disappears.

I click on the ‘Close’ button to close the Project Sketchbook.

End of screen recording.

One more note: The copying and pasting of text also works to export Notes from inside EQ into to, for instance, MS Word. This is handy if you want to have quick access to, or a good overview of several notes, by e.g. keeping a printed record.

Below, you can watch the video again:

Next week, I will show you how to quickly access several Notecards in a row, within EQ. And if you are interested in the Clamshell quilt showing in the video, read the post (from 2010) about it here.

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.

Here are my two giveaways for this week:

One 25 US Dollar gift certificate from online quilt shop Connecting Threads. Please note! This wonderful prize is for USA and Canada residents only!

This giveaway is specific to my blog Stof Genoeg. Everyone who enters once correctly through the link on the logo below, will be entered into a drawing for this gift. The winner will be picked automatically by Rafflecopter. This will be the same for all giveaways on all participating blogs.

This week’s question is again, simple to answer. Entries with incorrect answers will be disqualified!

Click on the logo to enter in the giveaway for a 25 USD Connecting Threads Gift Card

Click on the logo to enter in the giveaway for a 25 USD Connecting Threads Gift Card

A bundle of Northcott Fabrics. If you have been following the EQ Seasons RAL, you know about this weekly giveaway from our generous sponsor, Northcott Fabrics. They are 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!

You can enter for both giveaways from 22 – 29 September. Winners will be announced here and on www.seamstobesew.com within 48 hours, and they will be contacted personally.

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Craftsy and Nancy’s Notions Giveaways:

There is another giveaway, 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.

And today’s schedule of participating bloggers/designers, presenting their free patterns, giveaways and EQ tutorials is:

September 22, 2015

Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks – Summer
Patti Carey at Patti’s Patchwork – Winter
Nancy Myers at Patchwork Breeze – Spring
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Fall
Linda Franz at the All About Inklingo Blog – Filler Row

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

See you next week, and good luck in the giveaways!

XXX Annika

Announcement winners giveaway week 2 EQ Seasons RAL

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Yesterday, the giveaways of week 2 ended, and those of week 3 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 2, is Gabriele Beck from Ohio.

 

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The winner of the 20 USD Inklingo Gift Certificate from my blog, is Janine from Tokyo, Japan! I love how international this Row-A-Long is :-) I have already contacted her, and she is very happy with her prize.

Congratulations to Gabriele and Janine, 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 2 on host Marian’s site, here.

If you did not win a prize, remember you can win great prizes every week! In week 3, I am giving away another Inklingo Gift Certificate from my blog, Stof Genoeg!

And of course, everybody wins, because you can always try Inklingo for free, right now! You can download two entire, free Shape Collections from the Inklingo freebies page.

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The free Diamond Triangle Square pdf includes everything you need to piece a 4.5 inch LeMoyne Star, and the first Chapter of the Inklingo Handbook!

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The free Circle of Hearts collection is for appliqué, and you can print its shapes on fabric in a size you specify. If you have regular cotton quilting fabric, an iron, an internet connection, an inkjet printer and a sheet of Freezer Paper, you could be stitching your free Inklingo block within 15 minutes!

Inklingo Christmas Tree using the Free collections - Inklingo Kerstboom met de Gratis collecties

Inklingo Christmas Tree using the Free collections – Inklingo Kerstboom met de Gratis collecties

And if you like it, you could try your hand on a design I made especially for the two free Inklingo shape collections, a (2011) Christmas Tree Wallhanging!

Read my post about this design here, I still have not finished the pattern, but check the comments below the post for links to follow-up posts.

XXX Annika