ADD LEAVES, MAKE FLOWERS!
I was inspired by a traditional version of Carolina Lily and Peony quilts.
Flower quilt blocks appeal to me so much that I created 3 sizes.
- for 6 inch blocks
- for 4.5 inch blocks
- for the “lily” in the free shape collection (above)
Inklingo gives us great new options for leaves. If we piece them, we can get perfect positioning and perfect points—things that can be difficult with appliqué.
I think you will be amazed by the designs with these simple shapes!
Leaves—Appliqué or Piece?
Leaves are usually designed for appliqué. That can discourage some quilters from trying beautiful designs.
The slower it is, the more likely it is to be unfinished forever.
With Inklingo, you can finish because you get great results quickly.
Inklingo makes piecing leaves easy. I designed the sashing with gentle curves to avoid inset seams.
The points are guaranteed to be sharper than anyone can get with appliqué!
The gentle curves are easy to sew by hand or by machine with the stitching lines and matching marks printed on the fabric with Inklingo.
My favorite tips for piecing curves are included in each shape collection, but there is an option for appliqué too (templates or back-basting)..
Squares + Leaf Sashing
The free shape collection “lily” looks great with Leaf Sashing.
New Leaf Sashing (3.18) with shapes in the free Diamond/Triangle/Square.
Coming next? 50 New Quilt Designs
Today I am just giving you a little teaser, but there is some good stuff coming!
There have been too many family and friend distractions here lately, so I decided to do Leaf Sashing next because it would be quick to finish. WRONG! LOL
It got more and more involved and I could not stop with one or two sizes. Plus, I had so much fun designing quilts with Leaf Sashing that it was hard to stop.
I have so much more to show you! You can subscribe to get an email to be sure you don’t miss anything (right sidebar).
If you like hand piecing, this might be the perfect take-along project this summer.
As usual, the new shapes are at a very special intro price—but for a few days only!
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.
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