Friday, January 23, 2015

The Ahhhh Moment

Hello, dear readers !

I've been playing around with shapes!  
Today I worked on a few more hexagons for my Grandma's Flower Garden quilt.  
It's growing.
I'm having so much fun.

For this quilt, I'm thinking of a lap size for this one.
For the flower garden I used Inklingo's hexagons.  There are so many shapes and sizes, I'm sure I'll end up buying every one eventually. LOL
It's a snap!  

You'll have to check out Linda Franz on her website:
It's a breeze to use.  
I always hated to make templates the old way.  
Linda's way is so wonderful!  
Pick a shape, pick a size, print it off on fabric!  It's that easy.

This is why yesterday I just had to have the clam shell shape so I ordered it and had it in an instant.  It was really a shape that I had never tried before because it seemed too daunting.  
But thanks to Inklingo, it was sooooo easy.

Using a regular roll of freezer paper (of all things) is a wonderful tool and much easier than using those 8 1/2 by 11 paper sheets.  I found this to be the most beneficial method and it gives you a lot of freedom and more shapes.

So I had a scrap of fabric and made my freezer paper 8 1/2 by 14 for a 6" clam.  
I hope you can see the printed clam ?
I'm going to try and add the pickles first as a test piece and then pick out my fabrics and plan what I'm going to make. LOL
Thinking about another lap sized quilt for this one as well.
Until later...

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