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When Rainbow Flower was mentioned in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, Issue 420, quilters started asking me for an Inklingo Shape Collection.

No wonder! Isn’t it a great block? And it’s easier with Inklingo than with any other method.

It was irresistible to me. The Rainbow Flower Shape Collection is ready now.

The curves are graceful and the design is unusual and impressive. You don’t have to tell anyone how easy it is with Inklingo, but we hope you will.

Rainbow Flower is an old design. It was published by Laura Wheeler in the Illinois State Register in August, 1933. It is 420-12 in Jinny Beyer’s Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns.

Print, cut, and sew! Three shapes. No templates, no measuring. Cut with a rotary cutter or scissors!

It is a joy to sew the curves with the stitching lines and matching marks printed on the fabric.

I would love to make a scrappy Rainbow Flower quilt, and fussy cut at least some of the shapes. (I make a window template to see how I should position the freezer paper.)

The variations are endless, so I hope quilt designers will be inspired to create new patterns for these olde shapes.

There are worksheets in the shape collection to get you started.

In the middle of a Canadian winter, I can sew Rainbow Flowers and think about rainbows over Niagara Falls. Whether you sew by hand or by machine, I think you will love these shapes too.

Are you stronger than I am? I hope you can’t resist it either, and make an absolutely fabulous quilt with these shapes. Enjoy!

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.

14 Responses to “Inklingo Rainbow Flower Quilt”

  1. Cathi says:

    This is going to be so much fun!! I can’t imagine anyone being able to resist these shapes. The possibilities are seemingly endless!!

  2. Eeeeekkkk – I just got the email – gotta go and download the pattern NOW!! It’s gorgeous!! Thank’s Linda for another beauty.

  3. Ronda says:

    I don’t see flowers… I see snowflakes done up in whites and wintery cool blues. That’s the fun of quilting and art… we all see something different!

    Way to go, Linda!!!

    ~ Ronda

  4. Wonderful! I couldn’t resist!
    I have tried to look up issue 42- and have had no luck. What month and year is the magazine?
    Hugs Honey,
    Frummie

  5. Charlsey says:

    And I just finished drafting, designing and organizing a huge Feathered Star quilt for my husband. I am in trouble now. Thank you Linda and Monkey for another fabulous collection.

  6. Donna Lucas says:

    Brilliant! I hope you will do many more Inklingoable patterns for Quilter’s Newsletter. I would make more of their quilts if they were Inklingoable. When you get used to the Inklingo way, it’s so hard to go back to tracing around templates. (There’s never enough matching marks, and I’m always worried that my lines are too thick or too dark to be precise.)

    This is a very pretty pattern, and would even make good coasters. And look what a pretty border that makes!

  7. Monkey says:

    We love your comments!
    Froma, it is the current Quilters Newsletter, Feb/March 2011, # 420. There is a direct link in the first sentence.
    You are going to love the effect you get from these very gentle curves. It’s like magic.

  8. Carol J says:

    WOW! I love this design – I just went to my Jinny Beyer book to find it, wondering to myself ‘How did I miss this one?’ only to find out that I have her book of Blocks & Borders :-( But, wait… don’t need it, cuz we have Linda!!! Thanks!

  9. actually this is traditional chinese work

  10. Julie says:

    Wow! you arent making it easy for me to pick a collectin to buy next! this is awsome!

  11. Theresa says:

    This looks wonderful, I just couldn’t resist it.

  12. Cathie in Ut says:

    Really pretty but for me I can resist…I am still dreaming of getting around to my Storm at Seas soon! LOL
    Can’t wait to see what is next too.

  13. Wow! I had to go get my copy of the magazine because I couldn’t remember even seeing this block pattern. But there it is on page 35. I think my eyes must have skipped over it because my brain automatically said, “Forget it! I don’t want to make templates!” But seeing it here on Inklingo makes me eager to try it.

    I think that this sort of pattern, one which would be hard (or impossible) to do with templates or a rotary cutter & ruler, is where Inklingo really excels.

    For example, I already have a set of acrylic double wedding ring templates. In fact they’ve been sitting in my drawer for a couple of years. But I think I’d probably rather attempt that pattern with Inklingo than the templates, even though I’ve already spent money on them.

    –C.B.

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