New Inklingo Mystery Quilt – COTDN

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, there are step by step instructions and a VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website . . .

. . . and there is a new mystery!


The Case of the Diamond Necklace Mystery Qult


The new Inklingo mystery quilt is for you—if you want to learn how to use Inklingo and have some quilty fun.

The clues are perfect for beginners but we think there is something special for experienced Inklingoists too.


The Case of the Diamond Necklace Mystery Quilt


The Case of the Diamond Necklace (COTDN) uses a small amount of fabric to teach some big concepts and we think you will love the design!

  • Sew by hand or by machine
  • Learn how to fussy cut (2 ways)
  • Choose the layout with correct straight grain
  • Use the Cheat Sheet, so you can adapt non-Inklingo designs
  • Print on tiny scraps and dark fabric
  • Recover from printing mistakes
  • Use freezer paper templates
  • Chain piece by machine or “continuous stitching” by hand
  • Uncover secrets about pressing and trimming
  • “and more”


Fussy Cut Stars for COTDN


The Case of the Diamond Necklace design is beautiful with or without fussy cutting and this is a great time to try it.

The instructions for fussy cutting and printing with Inklingo apply to other designs like Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC), Passacaglia (from Millefiori Quilts) and many other designs, so if you have the curiosity gene, we think you will want to follow along.


There was a clue on Facebook a while ago. (Are you following the Inklingo Facebook page?) 

There was a video clue on Facebook a while ago. (Are you following the Inklingo Facebook page?)

Monkey’s has 3 leads for quilty detectives:

  1. Boring stake-outs are not necessary. 
    If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), the clues will be delivered to you by email.
    No cold pizza in an unmarked car in the dead of night.
    Get your beauty sleep. Wear diamonds.
  2. There is a reason detectives usually work in teams.
    This is a great time to tell your friends about Inklingo.
    You can do your friends a favor by telling them about the COTDN, especially if you know someone who has not tried Inklingo yet.
    Have more fun by following the clues together.
  3. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
    The mystery uses the 1.75 inch 60° Diamond shape collection.
    There is surveillance tape (video) on the Main Diamond Page with at least a dozen red herrings because there are so many ways to use ONE Inklingo diamond shape collection!


Mystery Quilt - The Case of the Diamond Necklace

Who is the lady wearing the exquisite diamonds?

DOWNLOAD the introductory notes (PDF, 4 pages) to confirm your suspicions and start the mystery!

Let’s have some quilty fun!

Linda & Monkey


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.

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