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Inklingo Castle Wall by Kathy in Nashville

Kathy in Nashville is the Queen of Fussy Cutting and we have a sneak peek at another amazing quilt in progress!

She fussy cut her stunning Dragonfly Diamonds (Quilted Diamonds) more than 10 years ago, and she has been fussy cutting with Inklingo from the very beginning in 2006.

We have featured some of Kathy’s quilts on the blog in the past (click).

 

Inklingo Castle Wall by Kathy in Nashville

Now Kathy is building an incredible castle by printing on fabric with an ordinary Inkjet printer and the Inklingo Castle Wall shape collection.

 

Inklingo Castle Wall by Kathy in Nashville

The center octagon of Castle Wall (Beyer 295-1) can be just one piece, but the shape collection includes a bonus shape too, so you can use 8 triangles to make the octagon and get a fabulous Kaleidoscope effect, the way Kathy does.

 

Bonus triangle for Inklingo Castle Wall

With Inklingo we usually print the shapes with seam allowances on fabric, so we have a line to cut on and a line to sew on.

However, like all Inklingo shape collections, Castle Wall includes the shapes without seam allowances too, so you can fussy cut in the traditional way with templates or find the repeat in the fabric and print identical sheets of fabric with the shapes with seam allowances.
(Described for hexagons in an article on QuiltingHub)

 

Inklingo Castle Wall by Kathy in Nashville

Aren’t these fabulous?

These are just a few of my favorites. I gasped when I saw them all.

Kathy is an artist with fabric. Some of her Inklingo quilts have been finalists at the AQS Show in Paducah and it’s no wonder.

What a talent! Her workmanship is superlative too.

 

Inklingo Castle Wall by Kathy in Nashville

I will show a few of the blocks Kathy has sewn to go with these stunning Castle Wall blocks soon.  In the meantime. . .

. . . More Castle Wall?  If you just can’t get enough!

Kathy in Nashville on Flickr

Cathi at QuiltObsession

Mickey Depre On the Road

Castle Wall in Electric Quilt

There are also several other articles about sewing and pressing and designing with Castle Wall on this blog (searchable). Check the Topic Categories in the right sidebar.

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Anemones at Inklingo Headquarters

We are posting photos every day on the Inklingo Facebook page. Our Japanese Anemones were blooming and I showed blocks I sewed with the next new shape collection.

You don’t have to have a Facebook account to see what we post there. If you do visit us on Facebook, you already know there will be a new shape collection this week. Stay tuned, okay?

Thank you, Kathy, for allowing me to feature your blocks here. You are an inspiration to me.

See you on Facebook?

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

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

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Inklingo on Quilting Hub

My keyboard is smoking! I let off a little steam in a new article for QuiltingHub.

Hexagons are driving me crazy these days!

Keep Calm and Rescue Your EPP UFO

In reverse order:

4. English Paper Piecing Rescue

3. Choice of Methods – EPP or Running Stitch

2. Bad Info about Fussy Cutting – Oh No!

1. Size of Hexagons

Are you are crazy about hexagons too? If so . . .

 

Crazy about Hexagons on QuiltingHub

 . . . click to see Crazy about Hexagons on QuiltingHub!

 

Have you used Inklingo?

Monkey’s Best Tip

Monkey says it’s probably a good idea to get advice about using Inklingo from
quilters who have actually used it.   – See more at: http://www.quiltinghub.com/Resources/Articles/ctl/ViewArticle/mid/462/ArticleID/210#sthash.sTS0SrQR.dpuf

It’s a good idea to get advice about using Inklingo
from quilters who have actually used it.

(Smart Monkey!)

If you have a free account on QuiltingHub, you can log in to rate the article.

Monkey says it will be very interesting to see the ratings from non-Inklingo quilters too. (Some of them might not like it.)

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses POTC

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Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet printer.

It’s a perfect day to sit on the porch. 82F (28C) with a light breeze. I’ve got a nice shady spot and a pile of hexagons, okay?

I hope you enjoy the new article and that it inspires you to sew some hexagons too.

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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Ribbon Quilt from Pinterest

Do you recognize the designer of this quilt? I would love to know who came up with this simple, clever design.

I found the image on Pinterest, but the link was broken and there is no “watermark” indicating the source. (I put “inklingo” somewhere on most of my illustrations and photos, just in case someone pins without mentioning Inklingo.)

 

Easy Ribbon Quilt blocks

I was especially excited when I realized you can make this “ribbon quilt” with the shapes in the FREE Diamond/Triangle/Square shape collection.

With the free shapes, each block is 1.86 x 1.86 inches.

The whole design uses Quarter Square Triangles (QST with straight grain on the long side) and Half Square Triangles (HST with straight grain on the two short sides).

The free shape collection includes illustrations to show you how much fabric you need but this would be a fabulous way to use scraps too, don’t you think?

 

Inklingo - Print shapes with any ordinary Inkjet printer.

The blocks are easy to sew by hand or by machine when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo. (Triangle Tips, free PDF, under the Machine Piecing tab on inklingo.com)

No measuring—a line to cut on—a line to sew on. Easy peasy!

 

Easy Ribbon Quilt

It just depends on clever color placement and rotating the blocks 180 degrees.

When the sewing is this easy, you can spend more time playing with color.

 

Inklingo Ribbon Baby Quilt

Wouldn’t this make a pretty baby quilt? Quick and easy and impressive!

Play with the fabrics in your stash to find an attractive combination.

OTHER SIZES

With LeMoyne Star 6 inch, each block is 2.5 x 2.5 inches.

With LeMoyne Star 9 inch, each block is 3.73 x 3.73 inches.

MANY other sizes can be made with Inklingo using matching sizes of QST and HST in Inklingo QST 00B and Inklingo HST 00B.

You can see all of the available sizes of QST and HST in the Inklingo Index of Shapes under the Support & Goodies tab on Inklingo.com.

 

Chipmunk at Inklingo Headquarters

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We’re trying to train the chipmunks to ring the bell. Long story. LOL We post photos every day on the Inklingo Facebook Page, and you don’t have to have a FB account to see what we post there.

I am getting my computer work done early today, so I can spend some time on the porch, sewing al fresco with the chipmunks.

I hope you are sewing today too.

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

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Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

Congratulations to Fern in Singapore!

Her stunning Patchwork of the Crosses has been selected by the jury as a finalist in the Houston Quilt Festival! She printed hexagons and other shapes on fabric with Inklingo.

The photographer did a wonderful job of capturing the beauty of this quilt too.

 

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

Wouldn’t you love to be in Houston this October, so you could see Fern’s stunning work in person?

 

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

I love everything about this quilt. Fern’s fabric choices are brilliant.

Lucy Boston would be proud!

 

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

Fern wrote:

I am such a convert to Inklingo.
It has transformed my life.
I cannot see myself doing EPP again.
Inklingo is better, more accurate, faster and you do not see the stitches too, so so much prettier!

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC)

Fern used Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses and . . .

 

Inklingo POTC hexagons to print on fabric with your Inkjet

. . . the optional 90° Hexagon 1 inch shape collection, so she could print the shapes on fabric with her ordinary Inkjet printer.

Inklingo allows quilters to be more creative and finish in a reasonable amount of time, whether they piece by hand or by machine. Spend your time choosing the right fabrics and sewing—not fiddling with templates, basting and whip-stitching!

Thank you, Fern, for your permission to announce this thrilling news.

I envy anyone who will be at the Houston Quilt Festival to meet Fern and see her masterpiece in person.

 

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

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I feel inspired to sew today, don’t you? Thank you, Fern!

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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Happy Canada Day, Eh?

Happy Canada Day, Eh?

Monkey and his little friend are singing. (Ooops. Forgot to turn on the mike.)

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Inklingo is Canadian—but we are international too.

On the last count, Inklingo shape collections had been downloaded in 65+ countries and territories including unlikely places like Gibraltar, Colombia, South Korea, and Egypt. Everyone is welcome, thanks to the Internet!

 

Inklingo on Quilting Hub

NEW ARTICLE ON QUILTINGHUB TODAY!

Inklingo is international and so is QuiltingHub.

If you signed up for the QuiltingHub monthly newsletter, you know there is a new article about the tools in my sewing kit for hand and machine piecing.

To celebrate the holiday, please visit QuiltingHub to see 5 of my favorite tools and tips for using them AND log in to rate the article (thank you!) or share the link on Facebook.

 

Inklingo on Facebook

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To show Facebook that you are interested in what I post there, please “like” or even better—”share” my photos.

 

Canadian maple leaf

INKLINGO — CANADIAN THROUGH AND THROUGH

The Quick Start Guide under the Support & Goodies tab explains 3 simple things that make Inklingo possible—not including TimBits, health care, chocolate, disappointing hockey teams, short summers, and no Goods and Services Tax (GST) on international sales.

We think Inklingo makes sewing more fun and that’s a great Canadian export.

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Please. And thank you. (Canadian, eh?)

Fireworks tonight.

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

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