Now, Inklingo offers 2 different sizes for The Patchwork Of The Crosses. I personally chose the larger pattern shapes because I plan on making a king size quilt for my bed and I like the bigger shape – not just for speed and getting the quilt done faster but because I have a lot of “special” fabrics I want to use in my quilt. Lots of bigger motifs, stripes, shapes etc. that I want to fussy cut and focus the quilt blocks around. The size you want is a personal choice. The smaller shape is darn cute too!
Inklingo is great for hand piecing, machine piecing, english paper piecing, applique etc. Read through the info pages on the Inklingo website and in the Smart Shopper Idea book to see how useful this program is.
I – being me – Tara – designer and owner of Sew Unique Creations – do not personally sell the Inklingo product on my website – you have to go to Inklingo’s website and make your purchases there. I’m just a very satisfied customer – and when I like something – I want to share and give ideas to others about it!
Now – personally I like to use the packaged freezer paper that comes in the 8 1/2″ x 11″ size over the roll of freezer paper you can buy in the grocery store because it’s thicker and runs through my printer better.
You can buy the packaged freezer paper here from my Amazon store at $10.06 total, including shipping:
Artist(s): Mary Vida Schafer
Material(s): Cotton, Polyester filling
Technique(s): Hand pieced and hand quilted
Dimensions: 96″ x 81″
Date made: 1966
Place Created: Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan
Collection: Great Lakes Quilt Center/Michigan State University Museum
Photo Credit: KEVA
This is Mary Schafer’s most celebrated quilt and was made during Mary’s “Challene Period.” The complexity of piecing the Clamshell pattern, due to the connecting of convex and concave edges, made this historically a quilt with a high level of difficulty. Noted quilt author, Delores Hinson called it “One of Mary’s best!” — Mary Worrall
This quilt won Best Pieced and Viewer’s Choice awards in 1971 at the first National Quilt Association show, Greenbelt, Maryland. It was also exhibited at the Whaley House Museum and the Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan, and included in the exhibit Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History from July 29-December 31, 2001 at Michigan State University Museum. It was illustrated in Delores Hinson, A Quilter’s Companion and Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham, Mary Scafer and Her Quilts (figure 16, page 16). — Beth Donaldson