More Inklingo COTSG Mystery Quilts and Limericks

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

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

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

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.

Cathi has been a dear friend since early Quilted Diamonds in 2002. She and Baxter blog almost every day at Quilt Obsession. You don’t want to miss her patterns and lessons!

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

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.

 

COTSG Case of the Secret Garden

We have already shown you Mary’s gorgeous red COTSG quilt top and a few other beauties.

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.

 

Limerick by Anne

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!

 

Ode to Inklingo by Anneke

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.

If you are ever looking for inspiration in EQ, Stof Genoeg is a great place to go. She designs with Inklingo shapes and created a Dresden Plate Pattern for EQ Boutique.

Anneke writes her blog in Dutch AND in English, and she has translated the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook into Dutch.

 

Emily's Limerick

Emily is The Caffeinated Quilter.  She is a talented designer and sells patterns on Craftsy. Now we know she writes poems too!

Emily loves hexagons, but not English Paper Piecing.

There is a Hexagon event on her blog next week. Make sure you get your hexie projects ready for Show and Tell at Quilting Gallery.  Emily is sponsoring prizes.

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.

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

New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

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Inklingo for Beginners

Inklingo Quiz – Just for Fun!

The Case of the Secret Garden Clue # 8

Welcome back, detectives!

Clue # 8 for the Inklingo mystery quilt is ready!

 

The Case of the Secret Garden Mystery Quilt

 Welcome to the Inklingo Secret Garden!

The mystery is always solved in the last scene. We hope you like it as much as we do. The dark fabric forms the garden wall and there is a trail of pink stepping stones and benches within the garden.

The suspense is over!

Agatha Christie is famous for the last scene. The detective brings together all the suspects and explains the solution to the mystery. The suspense builds to an Aha! moment.

 

An Agatha Moment

Everyone gathers in the drawing room at Rutherford Hall where Miss Marple sets a trap for the murderer in 4:50 from Paddington.

Joan Hickson is my favorite on-screen Miss Marple.

DOWNLOAD CLUE # 8 NOW
The Case of the Secret Garden Clue # 8
Free PDF (6 pages, 1.76 MB)
Note: The page numbering starts at 40 because Clue # 7 ended with page 39.
As usual, green text in the PDF is clickable.

The mystery quilt is perfect for Inklingo beginners, but not designed for beginning quilters. (The blocks are only 6 inches with small pieces and curves.)

 

Inklingo COTSG Mystery Quilt

This is a mystery quilt but there is not any suspense about whether your blocks will fit together because the cutting and sewing lines are printed on the fabric!

 

Inklingo takes the mystery out of quilting.

We love the way Hercule Poirot uses his little gray cells to solve a mystery. Inklingo makes everything obvious and simple—unlike Agatha Christie.

Monkey looks just as dapper as David Suchet, don’t you think?

Plot Twists and Surprises?

We’ve included a little surprise in Clue # 8. It was suggested by Driveway Barb, and we think you are going to like it.

If you blog about the Inklingo mystery, you can use the COTSG badge (right sidebar). Please let us know if you do, so we can link up.

The Inklingo Yahoo Group is a great place to see the progress of other detectives and you can share your photos. It helps to be an eyewitness to everyone’s fabric choices and many Inklingoists have shared tips and leads to their blogs.

 

An Aha Moment

We hope you have enjoyed our first mystery as much as we have, and that we will all gather here again some day for another set of clues!

Unlike Agatha Christie, everything about Inklingo is easily perceived. Evident instead of evidence.

We think Miss Marple would prefer it to knitting while she contemplates the evil-doings in small English villages and country houses. Monkey says she might prefer a Wheel of Mystery instead of a New York Wheel.

 

EVIDENCE ALREADY IN THE CASE FILE

Here it is again: The Case of the Secret Garden Clue # 8
Free PDF (6 pages, 1.76 MB, begins with page 40)

You can subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar) so you don’t miss Monkey’s latest escapade.

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Inklingo is on Facebook and Pinterest and we hope you will talk  to your friends about the COTSG mystery too!

Thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon!  6 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

Inklingo Quiz – Just for Fun!

The Case of the Secret Garden Clue # 7

Welcome back, detectives!

Clue # 7 for the Inklingo mystery quilt is ready!

 

INKLINGO The Case of the Secret Garden

A well-disguised secret agent works night and day to uncover clues for you.

DOWNLOAD CLUE # 7 NOW
The Case of the Secret Garden Clue # 7
Free PDF (3 pages, 904 KB)
Note: The page numbering starts at 37 because Clue # 6 ended with page 36.
As usual, green text in the PDF is clickable.

The mystery quilt is perfect for Inklingo beginners, but not designed for beginning quilters. (The blocks are only 6 inches with small pieces and curves.)

 

INKLINGO The Case of the Secret Garden

This is a mystery quilt but there is not any suspense about whether your blocks will fit together because the cutting and sewing lines are printed on the fabric!

 

INKLINGO The Case of the Secret Garden

If you blog about the Inklingo mystery, you can use the COTSG badge (right sidebar). Please let us know if you do, so we can link up.

The Inklingo Yahoo Group is a great place to see the progress of other detectives and you can share your photos. It helps to be an eyewitness to everyone’s fabric choices and many Inklingoists have shared tips and leads to their blogs.

 

INKLINGO The Case of the Secret Garden

On a dark and stormy night Monkey discovered a manuscript in a manner surprisingly similar to Catherine’s adventure at Northanger Abbey! (Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, Chapter 21)

It gets more and more mysterious in the impenetrable darkness.

EVIDENCE ALREADY IN THE CASE FILE

With a curiosity so justly awakened, and feelings in every way so agitated, repose must be absolutely impossible. It is time to look at the penultimate clue.

Here it is again: The Case of the Secret Garden Clue # 7
Free PDF (3 pages, 904 KB, begins with page 37)

You can subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar) so you don’t miss Monkey’s latest escapade.

DON’T FORGET to enter to win a free subscription to TQPM here.

Inklingo is on Facebook and Pinterest and we hope you will talk  to your friends about the COTSG mystery!

Linda & Monkey

New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon!  6 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

Inklingo Quiz – Just for Fun!

How to Rotary Cut Inklingo Curves

How to Rotary Cut Curves

NEW INKLINGO SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

Are you making the Inklingo mystery quilt, the Case of the Secret Garden? Have you printed the shapes on fabric for COTSG yet?

Monkey and have prepared a new video with our best tips for rotary cutting.

We printed the lines darker than we normally would so they would be clear on camera.

You will see even better if you view it full screen on YouTube. (No Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass required.)

How to Rotary Cut Curves

YOUTUBE:  How to Rotary Cut Inklingo Curves

We crammed all of our best tips into about 6 minutes. If we had had more time to edit, we might have been able to make it even shorter.

OTHER EVIDENCE IN THE CASE FILE

If you have questions, we’re available for interrogation on Inklingo Yahoo or by email.

You can subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar) to make it easier to track down evidence as soon as it is available.

Please tell your friends about the COTSG mystery. The more the merrier, okay?

Linda & Monkey

New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon!  6 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

Inklingo Quiz – Just for Fun!