She has finished her alphabet sampler!
She generously included all of the block designs, like this Z, on the Inklingo Sampler blog with printing instructions.
Tilde gave Monkey an idea.
He thinks that if little girls made samplers now the way they did when Jane Austen was young (before 1800), they would probably arrange the letters like this!
(This is known as a Qwerty keyboard in crossword puzzle circles.)
Tilde got me thinking too.
This could be a neat idea for an entry in the Love the Lines Contest! (Don’t act surprised. I’ve written about it several times here.)
What message would you spell out on your quilt top? Words of wisdom you would like to share? A comment about using Electric Quilt?
Just “QWERTYUIOP, Tab, Caps Lock, Shift, Ctrl” or a deeper meaning?
Or your fav keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl Z? Ctrl C? Ctrl V? I could not live without them!
Maybe something related to AAQI? A memory of someone with Alzheimers?
How to sew Hexagons
There is a video in an earlier blog message about sewing hexagons (and several other messages about hexagon quilts in the archives too).
This could be a hexagon project you would actually finish, since there would be no tedious whip-stitching and you get results fast!
Electric Quilt makes it easy to design with hexagons too.
(Hint: Worktable > Work on Quilt > Quilt > New Quilt > One Patch Quilt.)
Put your thinking caps on! There is still time!
Lots of sizes, lots of shapes.
By the way, for a long message, we suggest the hexagons with 0.25 inch sides. LOL If you are sensible, you’ll be concise and use one of the larger sizes on the Main Hexagon Page.
Print the shapes on fabric!
Enter the contest!
Hurry! The deadline is February 14th, okay?
- Interview with Electric Quilt about the contest
- Contest Rules (no purchase necessary)
- See previous blog messages about the contest for free project files and ideas.
There is still a chance for you to win one of the great prizes if you enter by Valentine’s Day.
How about Shakespeare? “My heart is ever at your service.”
Or Jane Austen? “A token of the love of one of your oldest friends.” (Mansfield Park, Ch 27)
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.