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Small Pieced

“Summer Days.” From the lyrics to one of the songs in “Grease.” The pattern is Inklingo Pie and Tarts. I thought that with the bright colors it looked more like beach balls or beach umbrellas than pies and tarts. The quilt is hand pieced except for the border and attaching the binding.

Here it is at the show. It won an Honorable Mention.

The blue ribbon winner was Kylie’s Kites by Suzy Prickett. Based on a pattern by Eleanor Burns.


Second Place “Happiness” by Sandra Sontag. Based on a pattern by Jacqueline de Jonge.


Third Place “Distortion” by JoAnn Cooper.


Mini category tomorrow.

Pie #2

The center points are a little off – I have been sewing 2 sets of 4 wedges – then sewing those two sets together. I should try just sewing all the wedges together one after the other – it may make a difference in the accuracy of the center points.

Today I finished cutting the pieces for 7 more Pies – these are a joy to sew – very smooth and easy.

Pie and Tarts

Linda Franz, the inventor of Inklingo and Australian designer Sue Daley of Busy Fingers Patchwork recently teamed up to create an Inklingoable version of Sue’s gorgeous quilt Pie and Tarts.

Sue is an expert paper piecer and specializes in patterns for English Paper Piecing. Inklingoists who prefer to hand piece using a running stitch or to machine piece have been asking  Sue and Linda to collaborate and come up with an Inklingo version. The wait is over – it’s finally here!

I have four Inklingo projects in progress – but everything has come to a screeching halt – I had to start on my version of Pie and Tarts.

Check out Sue’s blog to see a photo of the original quilt. I believe it is made with Civil War and other reproduction fabrics. I am going to make mine in… yes – you guessed it – Kaffe Fassett and Co. fabrics! I already have the backgrounds and the fabric for nine of the Pies selected.

These are the fabrics I have chosen for the backgrounds.

A bunch of stripes and dots I will probably use in the smaller tarts.

My batiks are in some of these boxes – I have lots more fat quarters on the way from Batiks Etc. and quarter yards from Jackie at Canton Village Quiltworks. I use batiks and hand dyes as solids to coordinate with my Kaffe and Co. fabrics. Occasionally I use an all over print in a regular fabric – I have a pretty good assortment of brights in my stash.

This is my plan: 49 large Pies and 36 small Tarts. 24 half tarts and 4 quarter tarts in the corners.

I enlarged the pattern 143%. The original Pie with the border measured 7 inches – my enlarged block measures 10 inches. I think the large floral Kaffes show up best on larger pieces.

Linda may very well design a 10″ block sometime – but I couldn’t wait! I enlarged my Patchwork of the Crosses blocks 150% and later Linda released a block my size.