I’ve chosen my fabrics for Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Mystery!
Download the free Intro PDF to see the colors I am using.
The PDF (6 pages) will help you prepare for the 29th, especially if you plan to use Inklingo.
Here we go!
- Choose the fabrics.
- Wash and fold it neatly.
- Get ready to print.
Will you be ready to start on the 29th? We think the first two clues will convince you that Inklingo is the way to go and if you have any questions between now and then, you can ask here, on Yahoo, or on Facebook.
Thanks to Bonnie, this is the first time there is an optional, custom Inklingo Shape Collection with everything you need. I am delighted to be working with Bonnie this time.
Cut on a line. Sew on a line. No measuring!
If you use Inklingo, there is no need for templates or special triangle rulers.
We can hardly wait to show you some cool new methods that are only possible when you have perfect, precise lines printed on the fabric with Inklingo.
Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Shape Collection is described on inklingo.com and listed under the Shop & Goodies tab.
Only $20. The Celtic Solstice shape collection will be on sale starting on November 29th and will stay at $20 until Bonnie releases the last clue. Fantastic!
The “add to cart” button won’t come alive until Bonnie releases the first clue on November 29, but that’s not a problem because you will be able to order, download and start sewing within minutes. No waiting for delivery!
The Mystery is Perfect for Inklingo Beginners!
If you have been thinking about trying Inklingo, this is a perfect opportunity.
With the optional Inklingo shape collection, everyone can enjoy the fun—
- even if you don’t make scrappy quilts
- even if you can’t use a rotary cutter
- even if you have never used Inklingo!
Bonnie’s design is fabulous and there will be free, detailed Inklingo lessons on the All About Inklingo blog after Bonnie releases each new clue!
How can you resist?
We had a fabulous time with the Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) last spring and even more quilters will be solving the mystery this time.
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The rest of the info is in the free Intro PDF.
We will be back again soon with more tips for the new Basket Shape Collections. That sale ends on Friday!
You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.—Irish Proverb
What are you waiting for? Let the fun begin!
Linda & Monkey
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12 thoughts on “Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice with Inklingo – Intro”
Hi Andrea, Good question! You can actually print as small as 3 x 5. 🙂 However, there are some other cool techniques you can use when you have itty bitty pieces and Inklingo. It is something I am teaching in the first clue for the mystery. I think you will love it. 🙂
Ocean colors sounds perfect. Ireland is an island, after all. 🙂
Hugs, Linda & Monkey
I am looking forward to participating in my first Bonnie Hunter mystery. I am leaning more toward ocean colors for the fabrics I use. I am looking forward to creating a very scrappy quilt and using up some of the tons of scraps I have saved.
This makes me ask, however, about how well Inklingo will work with smaller scraps. I have used Inklingo for other quilts, but have printed full sheets at a time. Will it work if the scrap is 4×6 for instance?
I am looking forward to the Celtic Solstice quilt and hopefully my printer will “like” printing on fabrics. Having a very old printer I have to admit, I’m a little bit leary, but willing to give it the old college try. I have tons of green in my stash, some blues, no oranges, and only a few yellows. This is going to be interesting. I really love the concept of Inklingo’s method of making use of fabric instead of having to cut hundreds of shapes usng templates.
Hi Lyn, I think it is lovely that you will be supporting Bonnie this way. The quilters who normally use rulers will be probably be surprised when they see the super cool shortcuts and amazing precision of Inklingo. It’s a whole new way of thinking. I love the reaction when quilters see how much easier it is than traditional methods–and how much easier it is than they imagine it is.
Will the collection overlap some of the others? I’m just wondering if there will be shape(s) in this collection that aren’t in the others.
There is some overlap and some brand new shapes. That’s all I can say. 🙂 I’m pleased that you are planning to do the mystery!
Linda & Monkey
I don’t mind, I just don’t want to buy shapes I already own! Thanks for the speedy answer!
Thank you for a great teaser for this mystery.
I am not going to join in (I think…), but it will be fun following and comparing your version to Bonnie’s. I like your colors better!
I have decided to go with Inklingo for Bonnie’s quilt. I’d read about Inklingo awhile back but (I admit.) I found it rather overwhelming. When Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Shape Collection becomes available on the 29th, will I have everything I need from Inklingo to make the quilt once I buy and download it OR do I also need other things from Inklingo? I do not have any other downloads from your site. I appreciate your help. A rookie…needs to know.
Hi LJ, I am glad you are planning to do the mystery! The Celtic Solstice shape collection includes everything you need. The other requirements are freezer paper, an Inkjet printer, needles, thread, sewing machine, etc, as described in the PDF. My instructions are written for a beginner, but you can get a head start by reviewing the Quick Start Guide under the Support tab at http://www.inklingo.com and ordering the free shape collection so you can review the first chapter of the handbook (pages H5-H48). If you have any other questions, please ask! This is going to be fun. Hugs, Linda & Monkey
Very nice intro pages. I like your logic too! LOL
I will have a Scottish approach with the NC beach in mind…after-all NC has many who trace their family back to Scotland and Ireland too!
I am hoping that I will have an idea of which color will be more of an accent and which are more of the “main colors”.
My colors are
Blue for the Scottish flag and the NC ocean and sky
Green for the greenery in Scotland and the trees of NC
Yellow for the gorse plants in Scotland and the sunshine of NC
Warm Tan for the peat (OK that is stretching it..)of Scotland and the sandy beaches in NC
White for the Scottish flag and the dogwoods in the spring of NC
Thats my story and I’m sticking to it!