Patchwork of the Crosses – Inklingo POTC


North by Northwest

Last night I took a little bus trip down memory lane.

Do you remember North by Northwest with Cary Grant?

Alfred Hitchcock, 1959. A classic. I have the 50th anniversary edition DVD.


Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses POTC

I “watched” it while I was sewing another paisley POTC block last night.

Everything I see and do seems to have a connection to quilting and Inklingo.


North By Northwest - Inklingo Paducah

It says “Paducah or bust.” (Click for a larger view.)

I am sensitive to bus scenes even when they are not as famous as this one. An old friend of mine used to take a bus to Paducah every year on a tour arranged by the guild. She always had a fabulous time.

When Mary and I met, it was the first time I had ever heard the word Paducah. Really? There’s a place called Pa-du-cah?

Mary had a huge influence on me when I started quilting. That was a long time ago!


In Time of Friendship

My first bed quilt won a First Place ribbon in Paducah in 2000.

Hard to believe it has been 14 years!


When Harry Met Sally

I hand pieced a Dear Jane ™ because that is what Mary was doing.

And then. . . hand piecing was what prompted me to invent Inklingo.

(Inklingo is even better for machine piecing and appliqué. Funny how things work out, isn’t it?)

Monkey and I have been creating “quilting memes” like these for the Inklingo Facebook page.

You can get in on the fun.

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If you have a FB account, you can post your own photos (POTC? DWR? GFG?) or share mine on your timeline.

I hope you are lucky enough to have a strong friendship with a quilter and can take a little trip down memory lane too—by bus, by train or by crop-dusting plane. This movie has it all.

By the way, Paducah is South by Southwest from here.


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Inklingo POTC shapes ready to sew

More paisley POTC blocks to come. And possibly more “memes” too. Keep an eye on FB, okay?

Linda & Monkey

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7 thoughts on “Patchwork of the Crosses – Inklingo POTC”

  1. It cannot be 14 years ago!… Great memories. There is only one bus going this year rather then two and I won’t be on it. I hope Kathy T. will give a good report.

  2. Bragging a little about one of my students… Sue is a semi-finalist at Paducah with her hand-pieced and hand-quilted Patchwork of the Crosses. I hope she does well!

  3. North by Northwest is one of my favourites. I love Carey Grant and I own a lot of his movies. You’ve made me want to watch it again.

  4. Didn’t you also win a Best of Show at the Naples Quilt Guild Show that year? Seems like that’s when we met. How can it be 14 years ago??

  5. “Mention my name in Paducah…it’s the greatest little town in the woooorld!” Speaking of “memory lane”, these lyrics are from a song in a long-forgotten musical…suspiciously reminiscent of Bing and Bob! 🙂 But I never knew where it was until I moved to Kentucky in the late 80s. Regrettably, I didn’t quilt then, or I would have been there every year!

  6. Oh Linda…yes yes yes North by Northwest was always my favorite..first saw it in college (Umass) when it came out….. Then a few years ago i rewatched it and wow has time changed! (Of course WE haven’t, right?)


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