Yesterday I posted a few fussy cut Valse Brillante blocks on the Inklingo Facebook page and I mentioned that I use Inklingo to print a page of shapes on paper to make a window template, so I can preview fabric when I go shopping.
The window shows me whether the scale of the fabric is suitable for the Valse Brillante shapes.
THE KEY TO FUSSY CUTTING:
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FABRIC!
I made a DIGITAL window template to play in Photoshop with this gorgeous floral fabric, which was designed by Chong-a Hwang for Timeless Treasures.
With fussy cutting.
This is addictive.
I think I have to look for the perfect fabric for the small hexagon now too.
(No affiliation. I just think it is gorgeous and I wanted to show you how I use window templates—with a fabric that is actually available, unlike all the oldies in my stash that I have used for fussy cutting articles on the blog before—in the archives.)
I might try these orchids with the black & white fabric with musical notes (waltzing, of course) in my stash. (Valse Brillante.)
THE KEY TO FUSSY CUTTING?
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FABRIC!
The beauty is that once you choose the fabric, there are TWO methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo.
By the way, Willyne Hammerstein’s instructions for Valse Brillante in Millefiori Quilts includes great info for choosing the fabrics. She loves to fussy cut, but she took a different approach for Valse Brillante to get lovely shading across the quilt. Fussy cutting is optional!
This example proves that Valse Brillante blocks look fabulous without fussy cutting too. Very pretty, don’t you think?
Printing on fabric with Inklingo makes it possible to sew Valse Brillante by hand with a running stitch, by machine, or with English Paper Piecing (EPP).
FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?
I posted photos of more fussy cut Valse Brillante blocks on Facebook yesterday using a different fabric.
You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to https://www.facebook.com/inklingo
However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).
If you are on Facebook, please post photos of your Inklingo blocks on my page and please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes a difference.
If you are just learning the pleasures of hand piecing for Valse Brillante, the two-hour QD2 lesson makes it easy. (FAQ about Quilted Diamonds)
There is more about Valse Brillante and you can listen to the musical inspiration.
Help. I can’t stop!
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SALE PRICE
Inklingo for Valse Brillante is at a special low introductory price but only for a few more days. $15 is fantastic—if you hurry.
I hope you love Willyne’s fabulous pieced hexagons as much as I do!
Linda & Monkey
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