Inklingo Silent Garden Sale Ending

Silent Garden star

I am having a wonderful time sewing these stars into roses for my Silent Garden!

New Inklingo Silent Garden Shape Collections

ONLY $20 UNTIL MIDNIGHT EASTERN

NEW Silent Garden 2 inch shape collection

NEW Silent Garden 3 cm shape collection (original size)

I wasn’t going to blog today but the intro sale price on Silent Garden ends tonight at midnight, so Monkey insists I remind you.
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Silent Garden templates to print

$25 is a great price but $20 is even better.
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Silent Garden star

Some of the seams are sewn by hand and some by machine.
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Silent Garden star

I finish one . . .
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Silent Garden star

. . . and can’t resist starting the next!
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Silent Garden star

I am more than half way now, thanks to having the lines printed on the fabric.
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Silent Garden star

I hope you enjoy Silent Garden as much as I do.

 

Silent Garden Star

SUMMARIES OF LIVE
Just in case you missed them, here are a few highlights of the first three live videos.

FIRST Live Inklingo Video
Example of ironing and printing with the free shape collection. Two good tips for using freezer paper. A little tour of the website. And more.

SECOND Live Inklingo Video
Sewing hexagon flowers by hand and by machine. Rotary cutting. Pressing hexagon flowers. And more.

THIRD Live Inklingo Video
Printing on dark fabric, Sewing Silent Garden by hand and by machine. Continuous stitching by hand. Circling the intersection. Tips for fussy cutting. And more.

Inklingo Live Video #3

NEW MISTAKES NEXT TIME 
I am planning Live Video 04 now. I will announce it here, so you can be the first to see what new bloopers I create.

All of this technical stuff is amazing to me, so I am sure there will be more mistakes.
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Introduction to Inklingo

I wish there was a shortcut to learning all this new video equipment. The good news is that there is a shortcut to learning how to print with Inklingo. FREE. Only 8 minutes. Compared to live video, this is easy peasy.

Please bring your friends in 2018. Happy New Year!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

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Moncarapacho Quilt with Inklingo

Moncarapacho by Willyne Hammerstein

Moncarapacho!

I saw the name and had lots of questions.

Could it be an exotic chocolate?

A person? A color?

How is it pronounced?

Well, I looked it up. Moncarapacho is the name of a parish in southern Portugal AND it is the name Willyne Hammerstein chose for this awe-inspiring quilt.

I invariably pronounce Passacaglia incorrectly (as I am frequently told), so I decided to look this one up. Oh, the wonder of the Internet!

Listen to Moncarapacho

You can listen to it!  If you scroll down on that page, you can compare the Dutch, British, Australian, German, Japanese and Canadian pronunciations of Moncarapacho.

The variety is encouraging! If anyone tries to correct you, just say you’ve got a Portuguese accent. (That raises another question. Are ANY of these right? Who decides?)

 

Moncarapacho quilt

One more question: How will quilters abbreviate this one? Monkey says “Pacho” works because it sounds like patchwork but I think quilters will make up their own minds. (Acho = think in Portuguese.)

 

Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein

Moncarapacho is featured on the cover of Willyne’s newest book, Millefiori Quilts 3, which is available for a special price of $39.95 for a limited time only.

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Diamonds for Moncarapacho

SHAPES

Naturally, the first question Inklingo quilters ask is “Are the shapes available?” The answer is YES. (Index of Shapes, Diamonds)

It looks complex but this design only uses two diamonds and they are the same shapes that Willyne used in Passacaglia with Mr Penrose and Wild is the Wind in Millefiori Quilts 1, and in Ballet with Kaffe Fassett and Be Calm and Count to Ten in Millefiori Quilts 2.

 

Wild is the Wind by Willyne Hammerstein

Here they are in Wild is the Wind. These must be some of Willyne’s favorite shapes—not to be confused with 60º diamonds, which Willyne also uses in some designs.

 

Print templates with Inklingo

The good news is that if you have an Inklingo Passacaglia shape collection OR an Inklingo Ballet shape collection, you have everything you need to print and sew this amazing Moncarapacho design.

Just add the book for instructions and some luscious fabric and enjoy every stitch!.

 

Print templates with Inklingo

SIZE

With 3 cm shapes (original), Moncarapacho is approximately 55.75 x 58 inches.

With 1.5 inch shapes, it is approximately 71 x 74 inches.

The shape collections are fantastic value ($20 or $25) plus I add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book (PDF to download). The design book focuses on 60º hexagons but the sewing and pressing instructions also apply to these shapes.

 

Print templates with Inklingo

NO ACRYLIC, NO PAPERS

As usual, if you have the Inklingo shape collection, you do not need acrylic templates or papers.

Print the shapes on fabric or on paper or freezer paper with a choice of layouts and sew by hand or by machine.

 

Moncarapacho quilt

RELATED INFO

There are a LOT of articles in the archives and videos that apply to Moncarapacho. You might want to pour a coffee, sweeten it with chocolate milk, and review a few of these.

VIDEO There is a video on the Main Millefiori Page (under the Shop tab) showing how to sew Passacaglia with a running stitch. Willyne teaches hand piecing with a running stitch (not English Paper Piecing, as I originally thought) and sewing with a running stitch is even faster and easier if you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo. It speeds up the preparation, and printing the cutting and stitching lines on fabric with your Inkjet ensures accuracy.

FUSSY CUTTING  Passacaglia with Inklingo.
Fussy cutting Patchwork of the Crosses with Inklingo (No acrylic!)

HYBRID PIECING The technique of combining hand and machine piecing for Celestial Star can be used for Moncarapacho too.

VIDEO  The video for sewing 6-pointed stars will help you get perfect intersections on 5-pointed and 10-pointed stars too.

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, this VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website explains how to print on fabric with your Inkjet printer.

 

Print templates with Inklingo

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

There is exciting news coming soon about Millefiori Quilts 3, so please subscribe (top of right side-bar), so you don’t miss anything.

 

Moncarapacho quilt

Millefiori Quilts 3 is at low intro prices for a little while but it won’t last forever, okay?

A friend asked me whether I really like Millefiori Quilts 3 the best. Yes! Really! I love the first two books but 3 is my favorite!

Are you practicing your pronunciation?

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

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Inklingo Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 3

Inklingo Ribbon Flower Variation

There are many variations you can make with the new Ribbon Flower shapes. This is just one example.

For this 12 inch block, print 7 sheets of fabric.

 

Print shapes on fabric for Ribbon Flower quilt.

Shape B – The preparation goes fast when you can print 12 shapes at a time and rotary cut the fabric.

MONKEY’S CHEAT SHEET

Light Blue
Shape B – Print 12 on 1 sheet 6.75 x 8.5 Landscape

White
Shape C – Print 6 on 1 sheet 4 x 9 Portrait
Shape F – Print 2 on 1 sheet 6.75 x 13 Landscape
Shape G – Print 2 on 1 sheet 7.25 x 13 Landscape

Blue Flowered
Shape C – Print 6 on 1 sheet 4 x 9 Portrait
Shape E – Print 6 on 1 sheet 4 x 12 Landscape

Black & White Texture
Shape D – Print 12 on 1 sheet 7.75 x 12.75 Portrait

The Index of Shapes in the new Inklingo Ribbon Flower shape collection (pages 54 – 95), includes yardage requirements, illustrations, and all the info you need to plan for ANY block!

 

Inklingo Ribbon Flower Bonus Shape E

Bonus Shape E makes many gorgeous flowers possible.

 

Inklingo Ribbon Flower Quilt worksheet

You can see this Ribbon Flower “peony” in wonderful shades of pink on the Quilt Obsession blog, designed and sewn by Cathi.

Go ahead! Choose your fabrics and prepare a cheat sheet.

 

Print shapes on fabric for Ribbon Flower quilt

Freezer paper sheets can be used over and over again. The freezer paper sheet for 6 Shape C is used for the blue flowered fabric and the white background fabric.

 

Inklingo Ribbon Flower Variation Rotated

Many of the designs look different when they are turned 90°. This is exactly the same as the first block.

There are more examples on Facebook. If this Facebook slide show doesn’t play for you, try this link.

I hope you are excited to use the worksheets to design your own!

Monkey wants to remind you that the special low intro price for Ribbon Flower lasts only a few days. Visit the Shop.

I can hardly wait to see what YOU do with these shapes!

You can subscribe to get an email (top of right sidebar), if you don’t want to miss Part 4.

These shapes are endlessly fascinating!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

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Inklingo Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 2

Inklingo Ribbon Flower

Happy Canada Day!

I finished a RED Ribbon Flower today to mark the occasion.

This is Canada’s version of the 4th of July with BBQs, fireworks, parades and festivals.

This year is extra special because we’re celebrating 150 years.

1867 – 2017

My mother’s family has been in Canada since the 1700s and my Dad emigrated from Austria as a little boy in 1930. That’s typical of Canadian families.

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I think about Inklingo quilters all over the world while I sew outside breathing fresh Canadian air.

There are already quilters printing and sewing the new Ribbon Flower shapes in England, Russia, South Africa, Brazil . . . and the USA of course!

Friends.

No matter where we live, we have more in common than we have differences.

Friends are staying in touch more and more on Facebook but if you aren’t there, the next best thing is to subscribe here (top of right side-bar).

 

Happy Canada Day!

Monkey wants to remind you that the special low intro price for Ribbon Flower will disappear soon. Visit the Shop.

It is a great day for sewing Ribbon Flower outside with the chipmunks. I hope you have a kind thought for Canadian friends while you are sewing today.

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

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Inklingo Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 1

Inklingo Ribbon Flower

The new Ribbon Flower shape collection is ready!

If you have been following Inklingo on Facebook, you knew this was coming.

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If you have NOT been following along on Facebook, this is the kind of thing you have been missing.

 

There are several more slide shows. They might give you an idea of why I am so excited about these shapes..

 

I have not done a video sewing Ribbon Flower yet but this one might give you confidence if you are a little shy about sewing curves.

Watch “full screen” to see every detail.

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

It has been several weeks since I wrote to you but there has been a lot going on behind the scenes! Stay tuned for all the news, okay?

I try to post something new on Facebook every day, even when life gets in the way.

 

Inklingo Ribbon Flower

For now, I just want you to know that Ribbon Flower is ready, so you can enjoy sewing these lovely curves too.

As usual, the special low intro price will disappear in a week, okay?

More to come. (You can subscribe, if you like, top of right side-bar.)

I would love to see photos of your first Ribbon Flower blocks!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

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Inklingo Storm At Sea Quilts on QuiltingHub

Inklingo Storm At Sea

Storm At Sea. Traditional, yes.

On the other hand, Pines & Curley have made a very elegant version with the same blocks called Ruby Sea and it looks completely different! It is featured in a new article on QuiltingHub.

Ruby Sea was designed by Pines & Curley in Electric Quilt for the Inklingo Love the Lines Contest in 2012 and the shapes were printed on fabric with Inklingo!

FREE ELECTRIC QUILT PROJECT FILE

Thanks to Pines & Curley, the article on QuiltingHub also includes a link to download the EQ project file.

Speaking of Electric Quilt . . .

Electric Quilt 25 years

There is a fabulous video celebrating 25 years since the introduction of EQ. Hint: Be sure to watch the whole thing.

Penny is one of my all-time quilting heroines. The contribution made by Electric Quilt in the past 25 years is priceless!

If you have Electric Quilt software, Storm At Sea block variations are in the Block Library, so they are ready to go.

Now I am sending you away:

This is an odd blog, don’t you think? Sending you everywhere else!

 

Templates for Storm At Sea Quilts

FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

I post a photo or two almost every day on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

I hope you will have a look at the photos I have posted in the past few days but the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).

Inklingo on Quilting Hub

By the way, if you enjoy my articles on QuiltingHub, please log in and “rate” them.

Thank you for visiting! Now go, go, go!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download FREE shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes.Main Beginner’s Page
There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

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Willyne Hammerstein’s Midnight Fireworks

Midnight Fireworks Quilt in Millefiori Quilts

SEW MIDNIGHT FIREWORKS WITH INKLINGO!

When quilters saw Willyne Hammerstein’s stunning Midnight Fireworks in Millefiori Quilts (the first book), of course they asked for the Inklingo shapes—and Quiltmania graciously agreed.

Inklingo for Midnight Fireworks is in the Shop now!

 

Inklingo for Midnight Fireworks

Willyne’s Midnight Fireworks looks complex but it only uses 5 shapes!

The new Inklingo Midnight Fireworks shape collection does not include instructions. The instructions are in Willyne’s beautiful Millefiori Quilts book. Thank goodness it is available again!

There are also a few Inklingo lessons which you may find helpful for this dramatic design:

 

Midnight Fireworks with Inklingo

For this block, I printed the diamonds with Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting and sewed with a running stitch, using the technique for inset seams and curves in Quilted Diamonds 2 (book and DVD). If you are learning to hand piece, the two-hour lesson on DVD is what you have been looking for!

I am going to sew my next Midnight Fireworks block by machine by adapting the method for machine piecing a LeMoyne Star. Stay tuned for machine tips next time, okay?

 

Millefiori Quilts - Midnight Fireworks by Willyne Hammerstein

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SALE PRICE

Inklingo for Midnight Fireworks is in the Shop now.

The special low introductory price is only for a few days.

$25 is great. $20 is even better—but only until Wednesday 15 July, 2015.

 

Midnight Fireworks Quilt

I loved working on Midnight Fireworks! Printing on fabric with Inklingo makes it possible to sew this design by hand with a running stitch, by machine, or with English Paper Piecing (EPP).

 

Midnight Fireworks with Inklingo

Midnight Fireworks shows off the advantages of Inklingo, including printing on dark fabric! Combo layouts allow you to save fabric and save time. And of course, you know how much I love fussy cutting!

No templates! No measuring!

FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

I post a photo or two on Facebook almost every day. It is usually about quilting, but sometimes it is something happening at Inklingo Home Office. I love to share photos of your Inklingo blocks too!

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to
https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).

If you are on Facebook, please post photos of your Inklingo blocks on my page and please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes it more fun for everyone.

Linda & Monkey

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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! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

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