More Inklingo COTSG Mystery Quilts and Limericks

More Inklingo quilters have solved the Case of the Secret Garden Mystery and when they are not quilting, they are writing patterns, blogs, and poetry!

Sue's COTSG Mystery Quilt

Sue’s COTSG in the UK

“I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of Inklingo and mystery quilting.”

Sue’s color choices work perfectly, don’t they? It is beautifully done and that narrow accent border is brilliant. Sue’s is the only COTSG with borders so far.

Sue has also started sewing Inklingo Apple Core, so she is getting lots of experience with curved piecing! She is printing the Apple Core shapes on Jelly Rolls (2.5-inch strips).

Ruth's COTSG Mystery Quilt

Ruth’s COTSG in Canada

Ruth is the creative mind at Sewlmate Sister and an experienced Inklingoist.

Her blog is fun and if you have been following it, you have seen her spectacular Inklingo Clamshell Pickle Quilt too. Ruth is also active on Facebook with Inklingo Quilts and Projects by Regular Quilters.

(One of these days, Monkey and I are going to figure out Facebook. Inklingo has a FB page, but it is still a mystery to us.)

Cathi's COTSG Mystery Quilt

Cathi’s COTSG in Toronto

Cathi’s first love is hand piecing, but the COTSG mystery convinced her to try rotary cutting curves and chain piecing by machine.

Cathi has been a dear friend since early Quilted Diamonds in 2002. She and Baxter blog almost every day at Quilt Obsession. You don’t want to miss her patterns and lessons!

She has been an Inklingo quilter from the very beginning—almost seven years now!

Cathi was one of the first quilters to write patterns for Inklingo, and her first two are free. Cathi’s Tumbler Stars and Emma’s Butterfly Stars have been downloaded by thousands of quilters.

I could go on and on about all the ways that Cathi has inspired me, but I think if you visit her blog, you will understand instantly.

Kathy's COTSG Mystey Quilt

Kathy’s COTSG in Nashville

Kathy is another longtime friend, The Dragonfly Lady, and an expert with fussy cutting.

Kathy does not have her own blog, but she has allowed me to show several of her Inklingo quilts:

I met Kathy in person many years ago when I was teaching in Washington State and I saw all of her Quilted Diamonds blocks, front and back. It was a thrill for me. Her hand piecing is flawless and her fussy cutting is brilliant.

Kathy looks at fabric in a different way from the rest of us mere mortals. She also gives me stash envy. All of her quilts are exceptional and one of her Inklingo quilts was juried into the AQS show at Paducah a few years ago.

COTSG Case of the Secret Garden

We have already shown you Mary’s gorgeous red COTSG quilt top and a few other beauties.

There are more COTSG quilt tops to show you in the next few weeks, so please subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar) so you don’t miss them. There will also be new lessons for the Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt. (The newest shape collection is on sale for a limited time.)

If you have a picture of your COTSG quilt top, please let me know if I may show it on the blog.

Limerick by Anne

Anne in Virginia

So far, we think this is her only poem, but she has been printing shapes on fabric with Inklingo since 2009.

Thank you, Anne! We love it!

Ode to Inklingo by Anneke

Anneke of Stof Genoeg in The Netherlands

Anneke is a quadruple threat: She writes patterns, she blogs, she writes poems, and she is an expert at designing with Electric Quilt.

I hope you follow Anneke’s blog too. She is a close friend, despite the fact that we live so far apart.

If you are ever looking for inspiration in EQ, Stof Genoeg is a great place to go. She designs with Inklingo shapes and created a Dresden Plate Pattern for EQ Boutique.

Anneke writes her blog in Dutch AND in English, and she has translated the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook into Dutch.

Emily's Limerick

Emily is The Caffeinated Quilter.  She is a talented designer and sells patterns on Craftsy. Now we know she writes poems too!

Emily loves hexagons, but not English Paper Piecing.

There is a Hexagon event on her blog next week. Make sure you get your hexie projects ready for Show and Tell at Quilting Gallery.  Emily is sponsoring prizes.


Now that you have seen so many COTSG quilts, it isn’t a mystery anymore, but it is not too late to start. It is perfect for Inklingo beginners.

There is not any suspense about whether your blocks will fit together because the cutting and sewing lines are printed on the fabric!

Linda & Monkey

Inklingo Quiz – Just for Fun!

5 thoughts on “More Inklingo COTSG Mystery Quilts and Limericks”

  1. I am enjoying the show and tell! So much fun! Thanks for a great mystery Linda! I am strongly considering putting an accent border on my version; I really love Sue’s!

  2. These are all turning out so beautifully, and pretty too. Ah, Monkey, what else do you have in your closet of disguises?

  3. Wow, thank you Linda! Monkey looks so sophisticated in the picture with my poem. He could be the son of Hercule Poirot and George Clooney. I am still working on the poem about the fruity cutie 😉
    XXX Anneke


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