If you are looking for a little inspiration. Monkey has a simple idea.
To make your blocks look more exciting, turn them all on-point.
Sometimes horizontal rows just don’t do it, and turning everything 45° adds the pizzaz you are looking for.
I love Mary’s combination of curves and angles. The Yin Yang and Log Cabin are both 6 inch blocks made with Inklingo. You can see more of Mary’s spectacular Inklingo quilts here and on the Inklingo Projects blog.
In Time of Friendship is my variation of Dear Jane™ from the book by Brenda Papadakis. The original quilt has blocks set in straight rows. I turned the blocks on-point and added plain setting squares.
My interpretation of Jane Stickle’s quilt won first place in the AQS show in Paducah in 2000. (How can it be more than ten years ago already?) In Time of Friendship is featured on the Dear Jane CD and has been published in several magazines. My instructions for a scalloped binding are famous as a result!
Many quilters have copied my setting for Dear Jane blocks and the quilts have appeared in several shows. There is one making the rounds this year.
Now that the setting triangles are inklingoable, it is easy!
Whenever you are making 4.5 or 6 inch blocks, consider turning them on-point. You might be surprised and inspired—and the setting triangles and squares from Inklingo will help you get the results you want without the math and measuring. Just print, cut, and sew!
Thank you for visiting!
Linda & Monkey
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