Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt – Lesson Part 5

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

A quilting friend requested a smaller version of the Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt for a wall hanging . . .

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

. . . so we designed Wall Flowers, approximately 39 x 39 inches.

An overall design like the IPQ quilt looks complicated because the “blocks” are not easy-to-identify squares.

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

Do you see this block?

. . . .There are 12 of them!

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

When we break it apart it makes sense. Beautiful!

 

Inklingo IPQ Cheat Sheet

We prepared a Cheat Sheet for Wall Flowers for you (download Part 5 below), but now that you know this powerful little secret, you can design a Periwinkle Quilt too.

Then you can print, cut & sew!

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

MACHINE AND HAND PIECING (HYBRID)

There are only 3 shapes in this quilt. Print them on fabric and you’re ready to “do the Inklingo!”

The Periwinkle design breaks down into perfect sections for a combination of machine piecing AND hand piecing. We call it an Inklingo hybrid.

When you have lines on the fabric you can combine hand and machine piecing and that makes it possible to finish in less time than with any other method.

I like to get a fast start by sewing four-patches by machine. Of course, all of the shapes are fun to sew by hand if you need a portable project.

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt Part 5

We prepared this one-page guide to help you stay organized whether you are sewing by hand or by machine or a little of both. (Download PDF below.)

The parts are so pretty and so much fun to sew that we know you will actually finish.

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

3 options!

  1. machine piece everything by sewing from crosshair to crosshair
  2. hybrid—machine piece the kites (leaves), hand piece the  octagons
    (my choice)
  3. hand piece everything with lots of continuous stitching and portability

 

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The Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt was dubbed a “reverse mystery” because you know in advance what you are making but the format is similar to our mystery quilt (COTSG), the Case of the Secret Garden.

 

Video - Continuous stitching by hand

HAND

This video shows how to sew continuously from one seam to the next with hexagons.

There are even more options for continuous stitching with octagons!

Of course, you can sew all of the insets by machine, and the video on YouTube for machine piecing hexagons works for octagons too.

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

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The Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt Part 5
Free PDF (7 pages, 5 MB)
The page numbers start at 26 because Part 4 ended with page 25.

(There is a note about downloading with Firefox in Part 3.)

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt (IPQ) Lesson Summary

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

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If you know quilters who are looking for an introduction to Inklingo, please let them know about the IPQ lessons. You can have the best of both worlds with Inklingo!

We think octagons are a nice change from hexagons. How about you?

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 Periwinkle Quilt – Lesson Part 3

The IPQ lesson gives step-by-step instructions that everyone can complete together, but you know the design in advance, so we’re calling our Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt a “reverse mystery.”

 

Inklingo IPQ Part 3 is ready!

DOWNLOAD PART 3 NOW
The Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt Part 3
Free PDF (6 pages, 1.0 MB)
The page numbers start at 18 because Part 2 ended with page 17.

Note about Firefox   There was an update to the Firefox PDF Download Manager last week which caused some confusion. If you want the old Download Manager back, click here (Mac) or:

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  2. Find Portable Document Format (PDF) and select Adobe Reader (or Acrobat Reader) or select Always Ask.
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Part 3 includes

  • worksheets
  • 3 new Print Checklists
  • a project file for EQ6 or EQ7 (download below)

This is a “reverse mystery” because you know in advance what you are making, but the format is similar to the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt (COTSG).

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt (IPQ)

The Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt (IPQ) in Electric Quilt

Download the project file now!

 

Inklingo Periwinkle adapted for EQ

Overall designs like octagons can be a bit tricky but Monkey and I were able to do it with extra seams, so you can play with the design in Electric Quilt.

The extra seams make it look as if all of the octagons are half octagons, but you can make allowance for that when you count the shapes.

By the way, adding extra seams works for other designs in EQ too. (We’ll let you play with that on your own.)

 

Periwinkle Block for EQ

If you have EQ6 or EQ7, you can make my design bigger or smaller and play with color.

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt (IPQ)

It is a great way to become familiar with the tools in EQ.

 

Inklingo Periwinkle in EQ

There are several different color variations in the Sketchbook. Doesn’t it look cool?

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt (IPQ)

If you don’t have EQ, part 3 of the lesson includes worksheets to color in two sizes.

It is easy to add an extra row all the way around to change the quilt from about 73 x 73 to about 83 x 83, and you can creat a new version of Monkey’s Cheat Sheet too.

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt (IPQ) Lesson Summary

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Thank you to the all of the Inklingo quilters who left encouraging comments on the Quilty Pleasures blog.

We heard from several Inklingoists who wanted to leave a comment but had trouble. It is not too late to add yours. If you haven’t yet, please do!

Let’s encourage the magazine to do more with Inklingo!

Quilty Pleasures blog

If you know quilters who are looking for an introduction to Inklingo, please let them know about the IPQ lesson. They will thank you later.

Have you chosen your colors yet?

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

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QUILTMAKER and Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt – Lesson Part 2

This is a big day for two blogs!

Quiltmaker MayJune 2013

1. QUILTY PLEASURES BLOG

Today Quilty Pleasures, the blog for Quiltmaker Magazine, features an article I wrote about Inklingo!

See it here.

I was thrilled when Diane Harris, the Interactive Editor, invited me to write about Inklingo. She is an Inklingoist too.

Thank you, Diane! It is a great opportunity for more quilters to hear about Inklingo.

The timing is great because the current issue of Quiltmaker is all about hexagons, and we just happen to be doing a beginner lesson on the All About Inklingo blog too.

INKLINGO Periwinkle Quilt Lesson  IPQ Part 2

2. INKLINGO PERIWINKLE QUILT (IPQ) – LESSON PART 2

We’re calling our IPQ a “reverse mystery.”

It’s a lesson for the new Periwinkle Octagon shape collection and it is perfect for Inklingo beginners.

DOWNLOAD IPQ PART 2 NOW
The Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt Part 2
Free PDF (11 pages, 6.3 MB)
The page numbers start at 7 because Part 1 ended with page 6.

This time, it’s all about choosing fabric and starting to print.

 

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

INTRO PRICE

As usual, the new Periwinkle shapes are at a very special intro price—but for a limited time only!

 

Inklingo Hexagon Quilt Design Book Hexagon Quilt Design Book is a bonus.

BONUS

Designing and sewing with octagons is similar to designing and sewing with hexagons, so when you buy this new shape collection I will add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book (70 pages, PDF), a $20 value!

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Part 1 of the IPQ “reverse mystery” explained the basics of Inklingo.

Coming soon:

  • a free project file for Periwinkle in Electric Quilt
  • combining hand and machine sewing in a hybrid quilt
  • how to change the size of the quilt
  • and more!

If you don’t want to miss anything, you can enter your email address (right sidebar).

 

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Spreading the Word!

  1. You can use the badge on your blog, if you like (right sidebar).
  2. If you are an experienced Inklingoist please leave a comment on the Quilty Pleasures blog today, so other quilters will be inspired to start inklingoing too. Let’s thank Diane and the magazine for educating quilters about Inklingo.
  3. If you know quilters who are looking for an introduction to Inklingo, please let them know about the IPQ lesson. Even if they aren’t sewing the quilt, the free PDFs are full of good info and prove that you don’t have to be a computer nerd to print on fabric!

Thank you for visiting both blogs, and thank you, Diane!

There are more big days to come. Come on back for Part 3, 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!

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt – Lesson Part 1

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

INKLINGO PERIWINKLE QUILT (IPQ)

We’re calling our IPQ a “reverse mystery.”

It’s a lesson for the new Periwinkle Octagon shape collection and it is perfect for Inklingo beginners.

DOWNLOAD PART 1 NOW
The Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt Part 1
Free PDF (6 pages, 1.9 MB)

(If you downloaded before 3:30 PM Eastern Mon 8 April, please download the PDF again to get the final version. An early draft was uploaded by mistake.)

We start the IPQ lesson with our ABCs!

The IPQ lesson gives step-by-step instructions that everyone can complete together.

This is a “reverse mystery” because you know in advance what you are making, but the format is similar to the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt (COTSG).

INTRO PRICE

As usual, the new Periwinkle shapes are at a very special intro price—but for a limited time only!

Inklingo Hexagon Quilt Design Book Hexagon Quilt Design Book is a bonus.

BONUS

Octagons are a refreshing change from hexagons, but they are familiar too.

Designing and sewing with octagons is similar to designing and sewing with hexagons, so when you buy this new shape collection I will add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book (70 pages, PDF), a $20 value!

There are no instructions in the new shape collection because the lessons on the blog, the design book, and the free Inklingo shape collection will be all you need. This is a new approach, and we hope you like it.

Are you subscribed?

If you don’t want to miss the next installment, you can enter your email address (right sidebar). You can always be the first to sew.

Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt

You can use the badge on your blog, if you like (right sidebar).

If you know quilters who are looking for an introduction to Inklingo, please let them know about the lesson. They will thank you later.

As one quilter recently wrote “I love it when quilters discover and try Inklingo. I am sure they say to themselves, Where has this been all my quilting life? I know I did.”

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!