Several Inklingo quilters asked for an Inklingo Shape Collection for Joseph’s Coat, and I can understand why!
- It is beautiful
- It is unusual.
- It is great for using up scraps and “shopping your stash.”
- It is easier with the cutting and stitching lines printed on the fabric with Inklingo.
- It can be machine pieced with Inklingo.
- It can be hand pieced with Inklingo.
- It can be back-basted with Inklingo (needleturn appliqué).
- It can be appliquéed with freezer paper templates (aka “the hard way”) with Inklingo.
The new shape collection makes 12 inch blocks, so the melons can be printed on Jelly Rolls and small scraps. How cool is that?! I think I know someone who might fussy cut the background or the melons, or both! (You know who you are.)
My first choice is hand piecing on the front porch (no surprise), but these curves are so gentle they are almost like straight seams. You don’t even need to clip! Anyone can sew these curves by machine. They are easy.
HAT COAT (Monkey may have misunderstood.)
This is traditionally a scrappy quilt, inspired by the Bible story about Joseph’s “coat of many colors.”
In the Bible, Joseph’s Coat was a source of envy. If you make this quilt for yourself with Inklingo, you won’t have to envy anyone.
Joseph’s Coat is an old design. It is 421-2 in Jinny Beyer’s Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns (my quilting bible). This design was published with several different names in the 1930s. You might see similar designs called Ace of Diamonds, Banana, Orange Ring, Peeled Orange, Tea Leaves, or Queen’s Choice.
When circles are added, Joseph’s Coat is called Morning Glory (Beyer 421-3). There are several sizes of circles available in other Inklingo Shape Collections.
HAND. . . OR . . . MACHINE . . . OR . . . APPLIQUÉ
You can sew these gentle curves by hand or by machine. I prefer to piece this design. . .
. . . but some quilters prefer appliqué, so this shape collection also includes a back-basting layout to print on fabric, and shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper for appliqué templates.
Whichever method you choose, it is easy when you print with Inklingo.
In addition to the shapes to print, this download includes:
- tips for selecting fabric
- how to sew the curves by hand or by machine
- how to press for perfect results (surprising method!)
- yardage estimates
- worksheets and design ideas
If you piece this design with Inklingo—hand OR machine—you will LOVE the way it presses. It’s like a miracle from heaven, especially considering how many seams converge in the middle. I think you will be surprised by my recommendation this time.
I love this design and I hope you will too. Enjoy!
Linda & Monkey
PS Don’t forget to enter Tilde’s 15 Minute Challenge . You could win in the next draw on June 30!
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.