We tend to think of the elaborate ones first.
Flying Geese, Half Square Triangles, and Quarter Square Triangles are less glamorous, but best with Inklingo, too.
Last night, after a long struggle with a failing computer, we added spectacular Inklingo Sunflowers (sometimes called “Sunburst Quilts”). I am in love with them.
<drum roll> SUNFLOWER
Sunflower Quiltsare deeply impressive and relatively rare, partly because there is no paper piecing method for them. It’s templates or nothing, and when the piecing is finished, the circles still have to be appliquéed to a background.
Not any more! Inklingo changes Sunflower forever.
With the cutting and stitching lines printed on the fabric with Inklingo, you can make stunning Sunflowers by hand or by machine in less time than it took your grandmother to make the templates and cut out the shapes. And you can piece every seam, if you prefer not to appliqué.
Inklingo quilters love combo layouts and there are SIX different ones for Sunflower, so if your design uses the same fabric in two shapes (e.g. the inner and outer triangles), you can print them at the same time and use the fabric efficiently. Of course, the shapes are also provided in separate layouts. See how in the design book.
FUSSY CUT – FUSSY PRINT
When you print with Inklingo, you can use some of the time you save to fussy cut the circles or the diamonds. Oh, my goodness! There are tips for “fussy printing” in older messages on this blog, like this one.
Inklingo takes Sunflower a giant leap forward with TWO sizes.
The little sunflower fits inside the big one for a Double Sunflower . . .
. . . or you can use two sizes in the same quilt as single sunflowers.
I got carried away designing with these shapes. My best tips and designs are in the Inklingo Sunflower Quilt Design Book—108 pages. 30+ Quilt Designs. 26 worksheets!!!
ON SALE OR FREE
The sale price is good until April 11, and the Inklingo Sunflower Quilt Design Book is FREE for a limited time.
Please tell your friends. It won’t be free for long.
LET ME WHINE A BIT?
Monkey and my computer are telling me that the next collections will be simpler. Russ says I should get a new computer. I have been putting it off for years because I hate the work of moving into a new one. I tell Russ it’s like moving into a new house. Everything has to be packed and moved, and the new house has no towel racks, or toilet paper holders, or draperies. I don’t want to start over. I like it here. I just want this old computer to keep working.
Here’s what to do:
1. Order and download the Inklingo Sunflower Quilt Design Book while it’s free.
2. Open the Sunflower Quilt Design Book and decide which sizes are best for you.
3. Go back to the Inklingo site to order at least one Sunflower Shape Collection (notice the savings if you buy both), and leave a review for the design book.
4. Make a quilt that will impress your friends and annoy your enemies (not that you have any).
Please don’t tell me to get a new computer. Tell me what you think of the Design Book, okay?
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.