More Inklingo quilters have solved the Case of the Secret Garden Mystery and when they are not quilting, they are writing patterns, blogs, and poetry!
Sue’s COTSG in the UK
“I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of Inklingo and mystery quilting.”
Sue’s color choices work perfectly, don’t they? It is beautifully done and that narrow accent border is brilliant. Sue’s is the only COTSG with borders so far.
Sue has also started sewing Inklingo Apple Core, so she is getting lots of experience with curved piecing! She is printing the Apple Core shapes on Jelly Rolls (2.5 inch strips).
Ruth’s COTSG in Canada
Ruth is the creative mind at Sewlmate Sister and an experienced Inklingoist.
Her blog is fun and if you have been following it, you have seen her spectacular Inklingo Clamshell Pickle Quilt too. Ruth is also active on Facebook with Inklingo Quilts and Projects by Regular Quilters.
(One of these days, Monkey and I are going to figure out Facebook. Inklingo has a FB page, but it is still a mystery to us.)
Cathi’s COTSG in Toronto
Cathi’s first love is hand piecing, but the COTSG mystery convinced her to try rotary cutting curves and chain piecing by machine.
She has been an Inklingo quilter from the very beginning—almost seven years now!
Cathi was one of the first quilters to write patterns for Inklingo, and her first two are free. Cathi’s Tumbler Stars and Emma’s Butterfly Stars have been downloaded by thousands of quilters. Cathi has also written Inklingo patterns which she sells on her website.
I could go on and on about all the ways that Cathi has inspired me, but I think if you visit her blog, you will understand instantly.
Kathy’s COTSG in Nashville
Kathy is another longtime friend, The Dragonfly Lady, and an expert with fussy cutting.
Kathy does not have her own blog, but she has allowed me to show several of her Inklingo quilts:
I met Kathy in person many years ago when I was teaching in Washington State and I saw all of her Quilted Diamonds blocks, front and back. It was a thrill to me. Her hand piecing is flawless and her fussy cutting is brilliant.
Kathy looks at fabric in a different way from the rest of us mere mortals. She also gives me stash envy. All of her quilts are exceptional and one of her Inklingo quilts was juried into the AQS show at Paducah a few years ago.
There are more COTSG quilt tops to show you in the next few weeks, so please subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar) so you don’t miss them. There will also be new lessons for the Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt. (The newest shape collection is on sale for a limited time.)
If you have a picture of your COTSG quilt top, please let me know if I may show it on the blog.
Anne in Virginia
So far, we think this is her only poem, but she has been printing shapes on fabric with Inklingo since 2009.
Thank you, Anne! We love it!
Anneke of Stof Genoeg in The Netherlands
Anneke is a quadruple threat: She writes patterns, she blogs, she writes poems, and she is an expert at designing with Electric Quilt.
I hope you follow Anneke’s blog too. She is a close friend, despite the fact that we live so far apart.
Anneke writes her blog in Dutch AND in English, and she has translated the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook into Dutch.
Emily loves hexagons, but not English Paper Piecing.
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. It is perfect for Inklingo beginners.
- 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!
1000 on Facebook?
Facebook doesn’t seem to be very popular with Inklingo quilters even though we are all online. Monkey has never been able to get his mind around it, but we are getting close to 1000 “Likes” on the Inklingo Facebook page. Can you help push us over the top?
Linda & Monkey
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