Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered my new Winding Ways book already. I am very grateful that you are confident ordering sight unseen! It’s been way better than even Monkey expected.
The printer confirmed the shipping date for Winding Ways – Quilting the Inklingo Way this morning and I will be tracking the truck all the way from Manitoba to Ontario as soon as it happens.
This is the same printer I have used for Quilted Diamonds, Quilted Diamonds 2, The Inklingo Handbook, Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses, and Jane Austen Patchwork Mystery—and all of their many reprints.
I trust them with my new baby. If they ship along the Trans Canada Highway (it’s the way to go), it is “only” 2100 km (1300 miles). My heart will be travelling along the way with them.
The only way it is different this time is that the book is hard cover and has even more luxurious art paper! (80 pages, only $24.95)
There are patterns for more than a dozen quilts in the book with all the ways to make them—by hand, by machine, hybrid, and with or without fussy cutting.
These two examples are Milky Way and Going My Way. (Cool way to name them, eh?)
If you prefer a different size from the one I chose for a quilt, the instructions include ways to make it bigger or smaller with FIVE sizes of blocks from 3 inch to 12 inch.
The Milky Way will always be whatever size it is (about 100,000 light years across) but your Milky Way quilt can be any size you choose—likely not measured in light years and probably less than 2100 km. That could be way too big.
It won’t take light years to make any of your Winding Ways quilts either, if you do it the Inklingo way.
The book includes complete instructions for using Freezer Paper templates, so the book is valuable even if you are not doing it the Inklingo way (yet).
Everything is consistent with my mission to make quilting more accessible.
I think this book justified doing a hard cover version. Most quilters will want to hold it in their hands but I am considering adding a downloadable version later this year, primarily for overseas quilters because the postage is so high. Please stay tuned for more about that.
New shape collections are coming to complement the book too. Details soon.
This has been a secret for so long that it is a big relief to be able to tell you about it. I want to shout all the way to the moon over Manitoba.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you are celebrating one way or another with Russ, Monkey and me.
Ready to pre-order? (I hope so!) Shipping to you before mid April.
Linda & Monkey