Inklingo · Quilting

Storm at Sea progress

I’ve stalled a bit on this quilt, so decided I needed to see what the final top would look like. I laid out most of the completed blocks on the spare bed to get an idea.

Laying it out helped a lot. I like the way it’s looking. For a while there, I wasn’t sure it would look sharp, that the fabrics would just mush together, but I think it sparkles!

I have about twenty more blocks to go and then I lay it out fully to ensure not too many fabrics are next to themselves. Then it’s sewing into rows and the rows into a top!

I just remembered that I think I planned to add a border as well… it might have to be pieced. I don’t think there is enough fabric left.

Alabama Chanin · EQ7 · Inklingo · Sewing

Indigo Star Quilt Revisited

So about a decade ago, I ordered this kit from Alabama Chanin. It is still unfinished and to distract myself from starting new projects, I’m looking at it again. The original design was allover Le Moyne stars, but I’ve departed from that idea before. I reopened my EQ file and I’ve settled on this design.

A computer-generated drawing of a quilt design of star blocks in shades of blue and grey on a cream background.
Indigo Carpenter Star Quilt

The more I look at this, the more I like it and I think it’ll be enough to get it finished. After finishing my Christmas makes. And after finishing the Storm At Sea. And maybe I’ll try and fit it in between all the other things..

EQ7 · Inklingo · Quilting

Clamshell quilt

I’m planning two quilts for my boy. A clamshell and a compass star quilt. I’ve made a start on the clamshell because it will be a smaller “baby” quilt even though he is more kid than toddler these days.

I started off with this print that I bought last year and added some homespun colours.

Then, with his obvious attraction to Spider-man, I added a couple of those fabrics plus a red to unify the look. I didn’t take a photo of the fabric choices, but I did take one of my final layout after printing and cutting out all the shapes.

My Electric Quilt layout test

All the shapes cut after printing on fabric with Inklingo

My final layout

Alabama Chanin · EQ7 · Inklingo · Sewing

Indigo Star Variations

Yeah. Because it’s not enough to make the blanket according to the original instructions. And actually, because I opted to use Inklingo to create the shapes, it’s already different and adding a few more of my own choices make the blanket truly my own. Right? Right!So I recreated the original pattern in EQ7 so I could try a few tweaks. This uses the 6″ Le Moyne star collection and measures out to 62″ x 80″.


Ideas I had in mind included a medallion, like the carpenters Star, Waltzing Matilda star, or the Inklingo star. But the medallion looked too small at 12″, So I tried a 12″ block in each corner in addition to one in the center. 
Then it occurred to me to try reversing the colours so that the blocks were more obvious.

I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do!

EQ7 · Inklingo · Quilting

Next!

I should be making new clothes for myself (Liesl + Co is 25% off today!) or for the kid, or sorting my scraps, or finishing a quilt that was started for someone not in my life anymore. Should. But my sister has been waiting for her promised quilt for a decade now. So I’m prepping to print Storm at Sea using red and black fabrics for a scrappy look.

Something like this:stormatsea-queen-final

Mocked up in EQ7, this measures 83 x 92 inches, including a one inch and 3 inch border and using the 9″ Storm at Sea Inklingo collection.

Inklingo · Quilting

Winding Ways completed and delivered

So I finally finished this quilt! Technically, I finished this on September 29th, but I’ve been slow to post because I had a minor disaster with my photos. I lost the majority of my photos from our recent trip to Hawai’i and the quilt photos were amongst the lost files. I’ve finally given up on recovering the RAW files and I’m making do with the previews I could recover with Jeff Friedl’s plug-in for Lightroom. So here we are, a month and a half later, celebrating a finish!

I started planning this December 1st 2013 according to my post! Now, I did quilt another queen-sized quilt and made several other things in the meantime, including my little jerk! He takes up SO much time! So, nearly three years later, I’m closing the book on this quilt. It was full of easy curves and hidden circles. I love the precision afforded me with Inklingo. It soothes the perfectionist side of me. 


And delivered!

Next up is Storm at Sea for my sister. It’ll be scrappy-ish and I’m in the planning to print stage. 

Inklingo · Quilting

Quilting complete!

My October deadline is looming, but I put my head down and got the quilting done! And the binding made and machine-sewn on! You can still see the blue lines I drew for the inner circles of quilting. Can’t find my spray bottle, so I’ll soak it in cold water after I sew down the binding to the other side. I decided to use the fabrics from the top to make a scrappy-ish binding instead of the backing fabric.