The Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) Mystery Quilt is not a race, but Inklingo quilters are finishing in record time!
It is a nice feeling to know that there are many Inklingo quilters still quietly sewing A-B-C-D units together. It is relaxing and portable and “even more satisfying than knitting” according to one new Inklingoist.
Glenda’s COTSG in Oregon
Glenda has been sewing all her life and quilting since 1985. She has also become an experienced Inklingoist and blogs about it at My Sewing Site.
I love visiting her blog because she has a variety of Inklingo projects on the go and she shows them in progress. She teaches quilting, so she originally started her blog for her students. She has also shared tips for thimbles and sewing techniques, all illustrated with lots of photos.
BERT’S COTSG in Michigan
Bert (short for Alberta) has been an Inklingo quilter for years and she does beautiful work.
I love the pink and burgundy palette she used. Bert made a great choice for the borders too.
Bruce’s COTSG in Minnesota
The green was an inspired choice for the border of a garden, don’t you think? Bruce has a wonderful sense of color. He made a fabulous Inklingo Double Wedding Ring Quilt which you can see on the blog.
Bruce does a lot of hand piecing but he says this one is about 50/50 hand and machine. Hand piecing COTSG helped him catch up on episodes of Dr Who and machine sewing gave him confidence sewing curves. (MORE reasons to make COTSG!)
Bruce has been using Inklingo from the beginning, and we are glad he does!
If you have a picture of your COTSG quilt top, please let me know if I may show it on the blog. Thank you to Bert, Glenda, and Bruce for giving me permission to show their quilt tops here today.
SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE IN THE COTSG CASE FILE
Now that you have seen so many COTSG quilts, it isn’t a mystery anymore, but it is not too late to start.
- COTSG Clue # 1
- COTSG Clue # 2
- COTSG Clue # 3
- COTSG Clue # 4
- COTSG Clue # 5
- COTSG Clue # 6
- COTSG Clue # 7
- COTSG Clue # 8
- How to Rotary Cut Curves (video)
- New York Wheel Shape Collection
- Inklingo Sunflower Quilt Design Book (free with NY Wheel)
- Top Ten Tutes (tutorials)
- Print Checklists
- EQ Project File for COTSG
- Summary Cheat Sheet
There is not any suspense about whether your blocks will fit together because the cutting and sewing lines are printed on the fabric!
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