Quilting on the Go is jam-packed with projects for Inklingo quilters. I hardly know where to start—so I’ll start with the very first one.
It is a Strawberry & Cream Clam Shell Dilly Bag.
I had to look it up. Apparently a “dilly bag” was used by Australian Aborigines to carry food. That makes it absolutely perfect for anyone who needs to carry chocolate and a sewing kit wherever they go, don’t you think?
The pattern uses 2 inch Clamshells, which you might even have already from Inklingo. There are several sizes available on the Main Clamshell Page, which is perfect if you need a larger bag. When you print the shapes on fabric, it goes fast.
You might want to give a dilly bag full of chocolate to everyone this Christmas. It is a fabulous, creative way to use up your scraps.
As usual, the Clamshell shape collections include the shapes without seam allowances too, just in case you want templates. (No acrylic required or desired!)
Most of Sharon’s very pretty projects can be made with Inklingo hexagons, diamonds, triangles, etc., so I have more to say about this beautiful book!
However, there is Breaking News! Your book is on its way!
Russ mailed all of the pre-orders for Millefiori Quilts 3, Priority, from Niagara Falls NY on Friday, September 15.
Most of you will have Millefiori 3 in your hot little hands on Monday or Tuesday!
Lucky me. I have had a few hours to browse through this beautiful book and I have formed an opinion.
The quilts are all stunning. Even if you don’t have the first two books, I think you will want this one. Another nice thing is that it is all in English (or all in French) this time, so all 168 pages of gorgeousness are devoted to patterns.
Willyne has come up with so many intriguing designs in this one that it is hard for me to predict which one might become the overall favorite, the way Passacaglia and Ballet have become.
When you get your book, please let me know which ones are your favorites, so I can get busy with new shape collections. I will listen to you.
Even more good news . . .
The cover quilt is called Moncarapacho, named for a city in the south of Portugal. Moncarapacho uses the same two diamonds as Ballet and Passacaglia. They are obviously favorite shapes for Willyne.
If you have the Ballet or Passacaglia shape collections from Inklingo (Main Millefiori Page), you have everything you need to make the cover quilt in a choice of sizes! (I will update the website with this info asap.)
Willyne’s names for the quilts are as intriguing as ever—Capriccioso, Tarantella, Moncarapacho—but what will quilters call them? “La Passacaglia with Mr Penrose” became La Pas, Millefioiri Passacaglia, Passacaglia Quilt and just The Passa.
There are 18 stunning quilts in Millefiori 3. As usual, if you have the Inklingo shape collection, you do not need acrylic templates or papers.
If you are new to Inklingo, this VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website explains how to print on fabric with your Inkjet printer.
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Thanks to Sharon (Australia) and Willyne (The Netherlands), this Canadian had to look up “dilly bag” and “Moncarapacho” and that makes it even more fun.
I want to hear what YOU think of the designs in these two books too!
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
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