Inkling | A Quilt Pattern

Inkling is here! Inkling is heerrrreee! I’m so excited for this pattern and its possibilities. I’ve made 4 so far and I’m not ready to stop. In fact, I’m hosting a quilt along because this pattern is too fun! What makes the Inkling quilt so great? Firstly, it is super fat quarter friendly. Grab your favorite bundle and some background fabric and we’re off and running! Second, because of the way the block components are created, you can actually make all the components first and then decide on which pieces you want to mix and match to create each block. This is great if you’re a very visual person and want to see the blocks in person instead of at the fabric cutting stage.

Want some bundle ideas for Inkling? Check out the available quilt kits and inspiration bundles!

It looks great in prints, in solids, and everything in between! Can you tell how much I love Inkling yet? I know you will too! For my cover quilt, I used Moda Bella solids in greens and blues. I loved the idea of using a restrained color palette and letting the pattern shine through.

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Colors used (Moda Bella solids):

  • Acid Green
  • Honeydew
  • Horizon Blue
  • Jade
  • Jungle
  • Maize
  • Peacock
  • Pistachio
  • Prussian Blue
  • Robin’s Egg
  • Spearmint
  • Sprout

Background is White, and bound in Spearmint.

Fabric Requirements:

Kona Substitutions:

I’ve found it difficult to source a shop that sold all 12 colors of Moda Bella solids so I’m adding a Kona substitution list. These won’t be exactly the same as the original but should provide a close enough pull to create a similar effect as the cover quilt.

  • Acid Lime
  • Bluegrass
  • Buttercup
  • Caribbean
  • Celestial
  • Cypress
  • Emerald
  • Honey Dew
  • Parrot
  • Pool
  • Robin Egg
  • Sprout

For the quilting, I used one of my favorite point-to-point designs from the book WALK by Jacquie Gering. Looks longarm quilted, doesn’t it? But I quilted it at home on my domestic machine with my walking foot! To facilitate the design, I used a backing with a grid design. This allowed me to quilt the quilt with the backing on top and use the grid lines as my guide. What I’ve found to be the most time-consuming with walking foot quilting is marking all the lines you need, especially for a design like this. Using a backing with a grid (think buffalo check, grid, lines, etc.) eliminates this tedious step. Woohoo! For the machine quilting, I used Aurifil 50 wt in #2021.

I bound this Inkling quilt with my favorite big-stitch hand binding technique with Aurifil 12 weight in #2120. I have a blog tutorial, video tutorial, and webinar with the Modern Quilt Guild on this technique, so if you’ve ever wanted to try it now is your time!

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2 thoughts on “Inkling | A Quilt Pattern

  1. Wow! Pure genius using the backing as a reference for your quilting lines! Blew my mind! Definitely keeping that in mind for future projects!

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