Tuesday, July 10, 2007

InkLingo

strips of fabric printed with InkLingo
tiny star quilt block made using InkLingo
Today I tried out my InkLingo Shape Collection 2 and printed out teeny little quarter square triangles. Linda Franz, author of Quilted Diamonds and Quilted Diamonds 2, is the creative genius behind this innovative idea of printing your stitching lines directly onto your fabric using your computer printer. The shapes are then ready to sew either by hand or machine. I wanted to use my sewing machine today and the results were pretty good for my first try.

Saturday, Jim and I went to Oakville, Ontario. He spent Saturday chasing down bargains at area garage sales while I visited with quilters from around Canada and two from Maryland at Ginny's Quilt Shop (formerly Jillybeans). The date was 7/7/07 and this was the seventh reunion at that location of quilters who were making baby Jane quilts from the book Dear Jane by Brenda Papadakis. The reunion included some InkLingo veterans who had wonderful quilts to share with everyone. Linda brought so many gorgeous samples from her next book and cd that it made my head spin. The possibilities are endless. It is fast and precise and fun. Has anyone else tried it?

12 comments:

Sweet P said...

I've seen InkLingo and would like to get it, but she doesn't have an Apple version. :(

Your block is adorable. Thanks for showing it next to a quarter so you can tell the real size of it.

Pieces From Me said...

Oh my gosh! That is a teeney tiny block...and on the machine? I will have to check that program out. I had never heard of it before, but I am out of the loop when it comes to new quilt gadgets (even hi tech ones).

Kim said...

So do you love it????She's going to our guild speaker in Oct - have to check it out :)

Darlene said...

My goodness that block is teeny tiny. I've never heard of Inklingo - thanks for enlightening me. I'll have to watch the video on the site later.

Enjoy - I can't wait to see more!

Connie said...

Hi, Jeanne, never heard of this before but it sure makes a lot of sense. I'm planning a DJ quilt, have the 'stuff' to do it, but no time yet...hope to get started though. I enjoy reading about the DJs of others.

Meredith said...

I watched teh video on her web site but I do not own it. I was concerned about the ink and teh fabric. I guess most of it gets cut off teh edges when you slice it up. Your block is lovely.

Kathy Wagner said...

We had Linda Franz speak at our guild meeting in June. She was wonderful and has so many great ideas. One of the things I really liked about her presentation is that she brought 2 full size quilts made of these tiny blocks, and a zillion other little samples layed out on a table for us to see. I did get a CD at that meeting but haven't had any time to work with it. I hope to have time once the kids are back in school!

Libby said...

Well, that is just pretty darned nifty - what will they think of next? *s*

Bea said...

I haven´t heard about Inklingo before - an interesting way to sew. Thanks for sharing. You´ve sewn a very lovely block.

Yvonne said...

I have the first CD but I haven't tried any yet. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I would love to meet Linda someday...she's such a sweetheart of a person.

Marcie said...

Your Dear Jane is awesome! That Inklingo thing looks neat. It would be fun to learn that. Nice going!

Violette Severin said...

I have heard of Inklingo but have never tried. Let us know how well you like it as you continue to use it.