This is a fun challenge from a wonderful group of quilters in Australia. Gail Chalker and four friends are collecting hexagon flowers from all over the world to assemble into what will be the World’s Biggest Hexagon Quilt. They expect to get into the Guinness Book of Records AND, even better, the end result will be made into smaller quilts and distributed to nursing homes in Australia. ”It was a plan to promote the happiness of all.” (Emma, Ch. 53)
I loved the idea but I wanted to make sure that the rosettes did not have to be whip-stitched (something I do NOT enjoy), so I wrote to Gail Chalker, the intrepid organizer of this ambitious challenge. Yes! They would welcome our Inklingo rosettes, sewn with a running stitch. Hooray!
Let’s do it! One-inch hexagons with a running stitch. Lots and lots and lots. From Inklingoists all over the world!
1. Rosettes must be RECEIVED in Australia by December 1st, so if you are mailing from Canada, the USA or Europe, please mail by November 15th, just to be on the safe side.
The Greatest Hexagon Challenge
60 East St
Gatton Queensland 4343
It is so fast and easy to make rosettes with Inklingo that you can make a goodly number before the deadline. I promise to send at least five.
2. The more the better! For every rosette you send, you are entered in a draw for a fabric bundle, so send as many rosettes as you can.
3. The complete directions for the rosettes are at this link http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2273.asp
Rosette 1 has two rounds. All the centers are green, and Round 2 is cream, but Round 1 can be anything you like, so you can fussy cut, or make every hexagon different, or be as creative as you like, as long as the center is green.
If you print your one-inch hexagons with Inklingo #1, use the suggested Custom Sizes in the Catalogue of shapes.
With layout 1, you can print 6 hexagons on a scrap 5.75 x 7.5 inches (landscape mode), or 12 hexagons on a scrap 7.5 x 11 inches (portrait).
Of course, if you enjoy whip-stitching and English Paper Piecing, the hexagons without seam allowances in Inklingo are perfect for preparing paper or freezer paper templates. Print one sheet of paper, layer with several others, and cut with a rotary cutter. If you like a thicker template, iron two sheets of freezer paper together before cutting. Voilà! Hundreds of templates in a flash.
Please let me know if you are sending rosettes. It would be very nice if you tell Gail that you are an Inklingoist. We hope there will be hundreds and hundreds of Inklingo rosettes from all over the world.
Please tell all your friends, and be sure to visit this page to see all the details Gail has provided, and the rest of the story.
Thank you very much for visiting.
Linda & Monkey