Gosh, it’s been so long. [Do I even remember how to do this? LOL] It seems unfathomable to me that two years have passed since I posted anything here. In the last three months I’ve been able to get back to some of the things I love.

 

In October 2016, I was able to spend some time with the two little darlings pictured on the left and their parents [not pictured] and my youngest son and his girlfriend on the right.

 

Work on my many WISPs has been sporadic at best. I have just a bit to go to finish up on the Death Star pillow and Tonopah Nevada topographical map. The topographical map is embroidered with a layer of thin cotton batting behind it to give it some depth.

 

At the beginning of January there was a flurry of Instagram posts about the 1 Year of Stitches project. I decided to join in. A large part of the project is the daily practice of stitching something on cloth and posting a photo of your progress on social media. There are probably as many reasons to participate as there are participants. Many are stitching a motif that has meaning for something happening during their day. Others are brand new to embroidery and are using the project to learn new stitches. Others, like me, are using their daily practice to brush up on a long-forgotten skill. I’ve decided to post a weekly photo update here on the blog.

 

Finally, I’ve been making steady progress on this scrappy hexagon flower quilt top. It’s made with .75 inch hexagons. I used Inklingo to print most of the hexagons long before I knew anything about fussy cutting. If I were to start another one, there would definitely be more fussy cut hexagons! Above shows the bottom third of the quilt stitched together. There are a couple rows of the middle section and I’m working on the top third now. I’ve got about 100 more flowers to stitch together so my rule is to stitch nine flowers, then stitch a half row of flowers together.

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The simplified borders for Nancy’s Ocean Waves are done! Finally. I’m kinda in love with this version too. (If you want to hum along to the love song running through my head, here you go.)

Nancy1I have updated the original Nancy’s Ocean Waves post with the printing chart and uploaded the 2 PDFs you need to complete the quilt. The Math PDF shows the blocks and a has a partial chart that shows how the different blocks go together in odd and even rows plus the half and corner blocks for the edges. The Border PDF has the Ship’s Wheel and Ribbon/Shell/Starfish border appliques. Also included are a set of templates for hand piecing or foundation piecing the Mariner’s Compass blocks.

A couple of things to note: The original post for Nancy’s Ocean Waves is for blocks that are laid out in an “X” design.

nancy-x-layoutTop left corner looks like an X.

This is a less common layout for an Ocean Waves quilt but fewer block configurations are needed so it is less complicated to put together.

The printing chart and Math PDF in this post are for blocks that are laid out in the more traditional “O” design.

nancy-o-layoutTop left corner looks like an O.

Again, the Math PDF shows the different blocks and has a partial chart to show how the rows and edges go together. Because the half and corner blocks that go around the quilt center need 2 variations to complete this layout, you really need to pay attention to which block goes where so all those HST units are going in the right direction. The Border Applique PDF is the same for both quilt layouts.

There is currently no 6 inch Quarter Square Triangle [QST] available in any Inklingo Collection so the QST will have to be cut from squares as noted on the Printing Charts for both Ocean Waves layouts. (Someday, I would love to see an Inklingo Collection for a 6 inch Ocean Waves quilt that would include the 1.5 inch HST, 4.24 inch Square, 6 inch QST and the 3 inch HST for the corners in the “O” layout. Oh, it would be really great to have a 12 inch Mariner’s Compass Collection. Hehehe)

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Nancy1Nancy’s Ocean Waves
“O” layout
96 x 96 inches

9020-10 Toscana White Picket Fence9020-10 White Picket Fence

9020-49 Toscana Patriot Blue9020-49 Patriot Blue

9020-46 Toscana Prussian9020-46 Prussian

9020-45 Toscana Capri9020-45 Capri

9020-64 Toscana Sea Glass9020-64 Sea Glass

9020-63 Toscana Aegean Sea9020-63 Aegean Sea

9020-720 Toscana Granny Smith9020-720 Granny Smith

9020-84 Toscana Heather9020-84 Heather

9020-85 Toscana Wild Orchid9020-85 Wild Orchid

9020-830 Toscana Lilac9020-830 Lilac

9020-261 Toscana Miami Beet

9020-261 Miami Beet

9020-420 Toscana Hydrangea9020-420 Hydrangea

9020-51 Toscana Buttercup9020-51 Buttercup

9020-54 Toscana Mac and Cheese9020-54 Mac and Cheese

9020-93 Toscana Going Gray9020-93 Going Gray

9020-37 Toscana Cinnamon9020-37 Cinnamon

9020-350 Toscana Sponge Toffee9020-350 Sponge Toffee

Purchase and download:


Inklingo Triangle 00B Collection

cover-square-00B-115Inklingo Square 00B Collection

Inklingo Circles Collection


The Inklingo Handbook

cheat-sheet
Cheat Sheet

(Download from website or print from collection)

For more information about Inklingo, click here.

Copy the information below to a printed Cheat Sheet.
To figure fabric yardage, see the section “Planning a Quilt” in the Inklingo collection.
Fabric Yardage Shape # of Shapes Cut & Print Page # in shape collection
Fabric 1
White
1.5” HST 1440 60] 7.75 x 10.25″
Print and layer with Fabrics 2 – 11 to make HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 288 12] 7.75 x 10.25″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
Mariner’s Compass Ocean Waves Border PDF //
Shell applique Ocean Waves Border PDF //
Fabric 2
Dark Blue
1.5” HST 192 8] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 32 1] 7.75 x 10.25″ &1] 5.25 x 5.5″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Fabric 3
Medium Blue
1.5” HST 192 8] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 32 1] 7.75 x 10.25″ &1] 5.25 x 5.5″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Bias Strip Ribbon for border applique 1” wide 400” (generous estimate) //
Binding Strips 10 strips //
Fabric 4
Turquoise
1.5” HST 192 8] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 32 1] 7.75 x 10.25″ &1] 5.25 x 5.5″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Mariner’s Compass Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Shell applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Fabric 5
Medium Blue Green
1.5” HST 192 8] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 32 1] 7.75 x 10.25″ &1] 5.25 x 5.5″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Fabric 6
Dark Blue Green
1.5” HST 192 8] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 32 1] 7.75 x 10.25″ &1] 5.25 x 5.5″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Mariner’s Compass Ocean Waves Borders PDF  
Fabric 7
Light Green
1.5” HST 192 8] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 32 1] 7.75 x 10.25″ &1] 5.25 x 5.5″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Fabric 8
Medium Pinkish Purple
1.5” HST 72 3] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 24 1] 7.75 x 10.25″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Fabric 9
Dark Purple
1.5” HST 72 3] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 24 1] 7.75 x 10.25″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Mariner’s Compass Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Shell applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Fabric 10
Light Purple
1.5” HST 72 3] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5” HST 24 1] 7.75 x 10.25″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Mariner’s Compass Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Shell applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Fabric 11
Burgundy
1.5” HST 72 3] 7.75 x 10.25″
DO NOT Print. Cut and layer with printed white fabric to sew HST units.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
1.5″ HST 24 1] 7.75 x 10.25″
Print and cut into individual HST.
Triangle 00B: 34 & 35
0.875″ Circles for border applique 20 1] 6 x 7.5″ Circles: 30 & 31
Shell applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Fabric 12
Light Blue
4.24″ Square 61 20] 5.25 x 15″ &
1] 5.25 x 5″
Square 00B: 38 & 39
Quarter Square Triangle [QST] 20 5] 7.25″ squares cross cut on the diagonal [twice] into 4 quarter square triangles //
3″ HST 4 1] 4.5 x 8.5″ Triangle 00B: 58 & 59
Border Corner 2 12.5” square
Ship’s Wheel applique
(You may want to cut your squares larger. Some quilters like to add an extra .5″ or 1″ and square up after applique is completed.)
//
Border Strips 4 strips 12.5 x 72.5″ applique borders
(You may want to cut your borders larger. Some quilters like to add an extra .5″ or 1″ and square up after applique is completed.)
//
Mariner’s Compass background quarters 4 Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Fabric 13
Light Yellow
Mariner’s Compass Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Starfish border applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Fabric 14
Dark Yellow
Mariner’s Compass Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Ship’s Wheel applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Starfish border applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Fabric 15
Medium Gray
Starfish border applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
.4375″ Circles for Ship’s Wheel applique 16 1] 3.75 x 5.5″
(Prints more than needed)
Circles: 20 & 21
.5″ Circles for Ship’s Wheel applique 16 1] 4.25 x 5.5″
(Prints more than needed)
Circles: 22 & 23
Fabric 16
Medium Brown
Ship’s Wheel applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //
Fabric 17
Light Brown
Starfish border applique Ocean Waves Borders PDF //

Want to check my math? The Nancy’s Ocean Waves Math “O” Layout PDF is here.

Quilt blocks are pictured on the Math PDF as well as a chart to show you how the blocks go together.

Linda’s Triangle Tips PDF

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Sewing HST units with Inklingo

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Whew! This is definitely the most complicated Design Sheet set that I put together. Now that this project is done, this is where you will find me… LOL

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I got a little carried away in my original plan on the borders for Nancy’s Ocean Waves. I decided I needed to scale back a bit. My original design has a Mariner’s Compass in one corner and a ship’s wheel in the opposite corner with this rather intense swirly-twirly ocean applique design.

intense-border1Hahaha. Yeah, I just kept drawing. And adding circles. The other two corners include a house with a lighthouse.

intense-border2

I am kinda in love with my borders but the free design sheet will have a much simpler border. I don’t want to overwhelm anyone. The borders for Nancy’s Ocean Waves will be something like this with some starfish and shells. And probably some circles…

new-border1

I am determined to keep working on these until they are done so I can post the update to the design sheet. No promises on a date though. Real life always interrupts my plans…

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My focus in 2017:

Sewing in 2017

  • 1 Year of Stitches embroidery project
  • Hexiflowers (aka Grace's Garden)
  • Death Star pillow
  • Tonopah Nevada topographical map
  • 1855 Wales Center map
  • Winnie the Pooh map
  • Ethan's Quilt
  • Thea's Quilt
  • Rachelle Fae CQ block
  • Machine quilting with a walking foot

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