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We are very lucky to be quilters in the twenty-first century! We are inspired by quilters all over the world. There are no boundaries.

 

Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

Willyne Hammerstein, who was born and lives in The Netherlands, named her book Millefiori which is Italian for a thousand flowers. She was inspired by the tiling designs of an English mathematician and the book was published by Quiltmania in France, in English and French. Then it was shipped across the Atlantic, so I can mail it from the United States of America (Niagara Falls NY) to you­—wherever you are in the world.

Not only that, but soon you will be able to order and download Inklingo shapes for the cover quilt from my site in Canada. Exciting!

 

Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

Quilters requested Inklingo shapes to print on fabric for The Passacaglia and I am very grateful that Willyne Hammerstein and Carol Veillon at Quiltmania agreed. (They may have been influenced by a quilter in Singapore.) The shape collections will be ready soon.

 

Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

This beautiful book includes patterns for 20 stunning designs and notes about Willyne’s life story. Every quilt is a work of art. Willyne’s designs with hexagons and pentagons are brilliant.

The flip-book of the quilts on the Quiltmania site shows more of the quilts.

 

Passacaglia shapes to print on fabric or paper

Inklingo makes quilting more accessible and more affordable for quilters whether they enjoy English Paper Piecing or not. The Inklingo Passacaglia shape collections will include more quilters.

When you print with Inklingo, there are more options:

Sewing the shapes in The Passacaglia is similar to sewing hexagons for Grandmother’s Flower Garden and other designs, but there is added complexity because the rosettes interlock and overlap each other.

I think Roger Penrose would be impressed with Willyne’s interpretation of his work on Penrose tilings.

 

Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

The new Inklingo shape collections will NOT include instructions for assembling the quilt but if you order the book now, you will have Willyne’s instructions when you buy the Inklingo Passacaglia shape collection and we’ll mail it to you wherever you are! (Priority Postage USA $5.75, Canada & Mexico $20.55, other Global Priority $24.75)

 

Passacaglia shapes to print on fabric

The whole world loves Willyne’s designs and I am thrilled to be testing the Inklingo shape collections now.

I love my “work.” It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. 

 

Passacaglia shapes to print on fabric

I can hardly wait to see what you do with Willyne’s wonderful designs and Inklingo!

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Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions, please ask. I always answer as quickly as possible and I am happy to help.

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

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Inklingo Colonial Garden in EQ

You don’t need Electric Quilt to use Inklingo, but boy oh boy!—if you do, it is lots of fun!

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden in EQ

Colonial Garden is an old block (Beyer 411-10), but it was not one of the MANY blocks in the EQ block library—so I drew it for you!

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden in EQ

I designed a couple of quick quilts with the default fabric palette.

I did it very quickly because I wanted to give you the project file today, before the intro sale price on the new Colonial Garden shape collection expires tonight at midnight. ($25 is great value, but $20 is even better!)

If you use the fabulous fabric libraries in EQ from Northcott, Timeless Treasures and others, your quilts will be more exciting than my quickies.

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden in EQ7

When you print the shapes on fabric with the Inklingo Colonial Garden shape collection, the blocks are 15.4 x 15.4 inches, finished.

However, when you set the blocks into a quilt layout in EQ7, it will round up to 15.5. Don’t worry! It will still give you a good approximation of the quilt size for your layout and it is fabulous to decide on your colors before you start to print and cut the fabric.

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden Wall Hanging

Detail from Colonial Garden Wall Hanging (on the blog yesterday)

This design looks completely different depending on whether the emphasis is on the octagons or the kites. You can see the “Dresden Plate effect” in this example.

MORE SETTING IDEAS

I will be sharing more setting ideas on the Inklingo Facebook page and here on the blog, including settings that combine Colonial Garden with Periwinkle Octagon shapes, so please stay tuned!

I hope you will like Inklingo on Facebook, but that doesn’t guarantee you will see all of my photos. Facebook only shows my photos and videos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” Inklingo. Please subscribe to the blog too.

Hexagon Quilt Design Book

HEXAGON QUILT DESIGN BOOK

The sewing and pressing instructions for hexagons also apply to octagons, so when you buy Colonial Garden shapes to print on fabric, I also add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value, PDF download).

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden

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There are many more free Inklingo EQ project files on the blog too. (EQ tab above)

The special low intro price of $20 is a great deal, but only until midnight tonight. (Sale extended by one day, thanks to Russ’s kidney stone.) Colonial Garden in the Shop

Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions, please ask. I always answer as quickly as possible and I am happy to help.

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

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Inklingo Colonial Garden
30.8 x 30.8 inches

Q. Is this 9 Dresden Plate blocks or Colonial Garden?

A. 4 Colonial Garden blocks.

Makes you look, doesn’t it?

(There are also several beautiful Inklingo Dresden Plate shape collections!)

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden

This is one Colonial Garden block, 15.4 x 15.4 inches.

Octagons make a nice change from hexagons.

This size can be sewn by machine and the setting possibilities are exciting!

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden

This is the same as the first setting (above) except that I replaced some of the Colonial Garden kite shapes around the edges with shapes from the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.

 

Inklingo Fussy Cutting

The spaces between the octagons are filled with 8 kites.

My settings today have the emphasis on the kite shapes and that creates the Dresden Plate effect.

Colonial Garden looks completely different when the focus is on the octagons.

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden

This variation does not have as much intense fussy cutting.

I like to give fussy cutting some room to breathe. Sometimes fussy cutting can be overwhelming. The octagons in this version give the eye a place to rest.

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden

MORE SETTINGS ON FACEBOOK

I will be sharing more setting ideas on the Inklingo Facebook page and here on the blog. I will also share a Colonial Garden project file to use in Electric Quilt and settings that combine Colonial Garden with Periwinkle Octagon shapes, so stay tuned!

It is a good idea to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar) and to visit Inklingo on Facebook regularly, if you don’t want to miss anything.

I hope you will like Inklingo on Facebook, but that doesn’t guarantee you will see all of my photos. Facebook only shows my photos and videos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” Inklingo. Please subscribe to the blog too.

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden

Colonial Garden kites can be replaced with Diamonds Triangles and Squares from the free shape collection. (If you don’t have the free Inklingo shape collection yet, it is the best place to start!)

 

Lucy Boston Islamic Tile 1984

Lucy Boston’s Islamic Tile patchwork (1984) uses similar shapes. This is one of the amazing patchworks featured in The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diana Boston. It is one of my all-time favorite quilt books.

 

Kona Bay 1999 fabric for fussy cutting

Fabrics like this are ideal for Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting because there is no background.

Inklingo Fussy Cutting

With the right fabric, every shape is guaranteed to create stunning results.

Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting makes you look like a genius, but it is simpler than some quilters imagine.

If you need 8 identical shapes for each “plate” you need to print 8 identical sheets of fabric. (Pause to think.)

All you need to know is how to find the repeat in the fabric design along the selvage edge, so you can iron the freezer paper to the fabric in identical positions on the design. If each sheet of fabric is cut from the same part of the design, the shapes on each sheet will be printed identically. Simple. Smart.

You can also use Inklingo to print templates to fussy cut in the traditional manner and make Swiss cheese of the fabric, so there are TWO methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo!

No matter which method of fussy cutting you use, the key is choosing the right fabric.

 

Inklingo Fussy Cutting

I have written several articles about fussy cutting. This article uses Judy Martin’s Waltzing Matilda as an example, but it works exactly the same way for Colonial Garden.

Hexagon Quilt Design Book

HEXAGON QUILT DESIGN BOOK

The sewing and pressing instructions for hexagons also apply to octagons, so when you buy Colonial Garden shapes to print on fabric, I also add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value, PDF download).

 

Print Inklingo shapes on fabric with your Inkjet

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I will be adding more articles and quilt designs and the EQ project file for Colonial Garden on the blog in the next few weeks. Please subscribe (top of right sidebar), so you don’t miss anything, okay?

Colonial Garden is in the Shop now. The special low intro price is a great deal, but only until midnight tomorrow tonight. (Sale extended by one day, thanks to Russ’s kidney stone.)

Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions, please ask. I always answer as quickly as possible and I am happy to help.

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Are you following Inklingo on Facebook?

You don’t have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there, but if you do, please check “Get Notificatons” and like and share my photos.

One of the many things I love about Inklingo is that it uses fabric efficiently and avoids waste.

Inklingo on Quilting Hub
There is a new article on QuiltingHub which explains two features of Inklingo that allow me to see at a glance whether I have enough fabric and how much I need to buy. That is a big advantage for me as a quilter and as a designer.

Fabric Power explains how Combo Layouts and Custom Page Sizes allow you to use your fabric wisely.

 

Two LeMoyne Stars with the Free shapes

For example, you can make two mirror image stars like these—16 diamonds, 8 squares, 8 triangles, by printing TWO sheets of fabric with Combo # 2 in the Free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.

Very cool!

Free shape collection - Combo 2

Combo 2 from the Free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection on one fabric.

Fabric and freezer paper are cut 6.75 x 9.75 for a Custom Page Size.

 

Free shape collection - Combo 2

Combo 2 on a contrasting fabric.

Print, cut, and sew!

There are detailed instructions for sewing and pressing LeMoyne Stars like these in the free shape collection and there is a handy one-page guide on the blog for sewing stars by machine.

 

Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting

It is ironic that quilters who haven’t tried Inklingo (yet) sometimes assume that printing on fabric wastes fabric, when in fact, it is often uses less fabric than traditional methods and tools. “No Waste Fussy Cutting” is a good example. That is another article on QuiltingHub.

 

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I share one or two photos on Facebook every day, so please Like Inklingo on Facebook and choose Get Notifications.
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You don’t have to have a Facebook account to see what I share there, but if you do, I hope you will like, comment on, and share my photos.

 

Inklingo Colonial Garden

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There is a lot more to show you about the new Colonial Garden shape collection in the next few weeks. Please subscribe (top of right sidebar), so you don’t miss anything, okay?

Here are those links again. If you like the articles on QuiltingHub, I would love it if you would log in to “rate” them.

Thank you for visiting here and on QuiltingHub!

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Main Beginner’s Page

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

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Inklingo Colonial Garden

New today! Colonial Garden (Beyer 411-10) is ready.

It is an old design, published in the Aunt Martha Series in 1963. The opportunities for fussy cutting make it irresistible.

 

Print with Inklingo on fabric or on paper

Print the shapes on fabric with your ordinary Inkjet printer, cut and sew!

It couldn’t be simpler!

 

VIDEO - Machine piece hexagons

MACHINE PIECE OR HAND PIECE!

I enjoyed every stitch in Colonial Garden by machine. The seams are long enough that the method I use for sewing the insets for Grandmother’s Flower Garden worked perfectly. The VIDEO above shows hexagons, but it works exactly the same way for octagons.

Colonial Dresden Plate variation approx 6.5 x 6.5 inches

BONUS SHAPES

The bonus shapes are perfect if you want to use the Kite and Half Kite for a Dresden Plate variation . . .

 

Colonial Garden with a straight edge

. . . or to finish with a straight edge!

One Colonial Garden block is 15.4 x 15.4 inches, finished—a big block.

 

Hexagon Quilt Design Book

HEXAGON QUILT DESIGN BOOK

The sewing and pressing instructions for hexagons also apply to octagons, so when you buy Colonial Garden shapes to print on fabric, I also add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value, PDF download).

 

Variations of Colonial Garden

SUBSCRIBED?

I will be adding more articles and quilt designs for Colonial Garden on the blog in the next few weeks. Please subscribe (top of right sidebar), so you don’t miss anything, okay?

Colonial Garden is in the Shop now. The special low intro price is a great deal, but only until February 8.

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Are you following Inklingo on Facebook?

You don’t have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there, but if you do, please check “Get Notificatons” and like and share my photos.

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