The Many Looks of Yin Yang Blocks & a Giveaway

Three different sets of fabric equals three different looks. These blocks seem to look good in every type of fabric imaginable.  You can fussy cut/print too with a window template.

What’s the giveaway? It’s a $20 Inklingo gift certificate. You can use the gift certificate to buy the Yin Yang Shape Collection or any other Inklingo product.

Inklingo isn’t for hand piecers only. Not even close! There are lots of shape collections that are perfect for machine piecing. There are 60 and 90-degree diamonds (including the Free Shape Collection), Storm at Sea, Sunflower, numerous sizes of HSTs and QSTs and many others as seen in the Index of Shapes.

Inklingo Collections are downloadable PDFs. No software to install, no special printers or ink required. Just print the appropriate pages on your fabric with any inkjet printer or all-in-one and you have perfect shapes printed on your fabrics every time!

How do you win? It’s easy. Go look at the Index of Shapes. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favourite collection is. The giveaway is open until midnight on Friday, June 10, 2011 and the winner will be announced on Saturday, June 11, 2011.

40 thoughts on “The Many Looks of Yin Yang Blocks & a Giveaway

  1. The Dresdan Plates! Your Ferris Wheel in one of my favorite blocks and I hope to make some of them soon! Any of the curved blocks have such an appeal to me!

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  2. Do we really have to limit it to one favorite?? I love all the curves, but I think top of the list is the orange peel deluxe…I’m especially taken by the Alabama beauty. A close second is the sunflower collection.

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  3. Oh lord, just one favourite. Ive always wanted to make a double wedding ring but the thought of machine piecing put me off, then i discovered hand piecing and inklingo 🙂 well you know the rest

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  4. I agree, it is too hard to pick a favorite. Every new design you show makes me drool. I love the feathered star with the sunflower you placed inside, loving it in red and white. The Alabama Beauty blocks have always been a favorite as well. Thanks for sharing each new design and project you are working on, what great inspiration!!!

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  5. It was actually very hard to pick a favorite but I’m going to have to say the sunflower blocks. Although I’m not a hand-piecer, I really enjoy seeing you use each shape collection as they come out. Especially your choice of fabrics. Although your tutorial made piecing the yin-yang blocks doable, it still looks a little tricky. However, I think I could manage the sunflowers.

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  6. Hi Cathi!..My very favorite is the curved shapes for sure because of the Winding Ways, the Dresden and of course the Pickle Dish!…Also the Applique designs are great too!…Hi Smudge 🙂 Annie

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  7. One? Seriously, one? As a coastal dweller, I should make a storm at saw quilt SOMEDAY, but I love the pickle dish a lot! Sadly, I swoon every time you post an Alabama beauty block, so I think that might be the one. I had no idea these were PDF files, I thought it must involve software. So glad to be able to download a sample block and see how I do with it!

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  8. Oh Cathi, you have me all excited. Just today I started thinking about trying some of these. I love the curved pieces. I have always wanted to make an apple core quilt. Now I am going back and look around the site some more. (grin)

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  9. I have never used inklingo, but I follow all that is new and love to see what you are doing with it. I think I like the one with the curves, clam shell, winding ways, yin yan and so forth. I would love to try them.
    Thank you
    Beverly in Pa

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  10. I love the curves, if I can only pick one. Hand piecing is a stress breaker for me and those curves are a joy to stitch. Love your new blocks too.

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  11. Right now my favorite collection is the DWR. I am in the process of hybrid piecing two twin size DWR quilts. I machine pieced the arcs and then handpieced everything else. I have all of the blocks made and joined into rows. Now I am joining the rows together. I hope to have them finished in about three more weeks. I have really enjoyed hand piecing these quilts using Linda Franz’s DWR collection. Her marking has made it so easy and also her excellent instructions including the trick of circling the intersection. My intersections and points are perfect. I am going to be so proud of these quilts! I never did very much hand piecing and wondered how anyone could handpiece a whole entire quilt? With Linda’s collections it’s wonderful and enjoyable and very relaxing. I LOVE inklingo! I also enjoy your blog! Have a fun weekend……….. Lynda Lois

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  12. I really like the Shapes with Curves. I can see that it’s also your favourite. I notices right away the clamshell and I seem to remember that you’ve been making a lot of them recently. The ying-yangs look really nice, I’ve only ever seen them in blacks and whites.

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  13. Hmm…how to choose just one?! I can’t decide between oh-so-useful squares or triangles that I would use all the time or the curves, that I may not use as much but would enable a winding ways quilt to climb up my ‘one day’ list! One of these days I’ll find time to investigate the Inklingo site and work out what to do! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. the favorite collection that I don’t have would be the sunflower but I think the most versitile that I don’t have is the storm at sea.

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  15. A Favorite?? How can I choose just one collection? I will choose the Pickle Dish. But close seconds are Orange Peel Deluxe, Dresden Plate Fancy, Winding Ways, Feathered Star…I better stop..I love them all!

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  16. The Curves collection would be my favorite. I do enjoy handpiecing, and this collection provides a means to do curved designs more accurately than templates or any other method.

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  17. I want to make a clamshell quilt and that would be my choice – The Curves group. Your ying yangs are a real bang bang in my book!

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  18. I love the diversity of the storm at sea downloads. They would be my favorite. Of course, all the curved patterns make my heart go pitter-pat!

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  19. Hi Cathi,

    My favourite shape is the octagon, although it really is hard to pick only one. Thanks for running this contest. You always make them all look so easy to sew.
    Have a great day.

    Dianne

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  20. Cathi, it’s good to see all the different fabrics in you’ve used with this collection. I think my favourite is the shabby chic. They are so delicate and delicious.
    I can’t really say which is my favourite collection as I’d like to be able to have them all…. well I have a few already but some I’ve yet to try out being a slow coach 😉 I have a lot of catching up to do 😉 I will say that your Ferris Wheel was a beaut! I love the variety of Dresden Plates too. I need a lot of practice with curved piecing as I’m not quite comfortable with it yet. BUT it is so much more easier with INKLINGO match points printed on the fabric.

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  21. I’ve been dithering for a long time between Storm at Sea and Patchwork of the Crosses. The curved collections are beautiful but I’m content to admire what you’re doing with them rather than taking them on myself.

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  22. Cathi, Cathi, Cathi,
    It’d be like trying to decide which of my dogs I love most. (Only have one kid, so that’s not a problem.) I have a bunch of hexes, the DWR and the Dresden Plate. The HST’s get used often, I’ve started the pickled clamshell and a blazing start out of a diamond. Pies and tarts are waiting for me to spend more time with them. Pick just one? Are you nuts?
    Love,
    lindy lou

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  24. I first discovered your blog when you were making pickled ladies blocks and have been following it since then. My favourite shape is the clam shell and am amazed by what can be made from that shape. I have yet to try hand piecing a block but have read your tutorials several times and plan on giving it a try soon.

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  25. I would LOVE to FINALLY make a DWR quilt and this is the best way possible!!!~ I can’t wait to finally have time to devote to Inklingo and quilting…. sigh…. just dreamy to think of that day. It will come soon enough. We are close. Only one more barge run left!!! 🙂

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  26. Hi. I have a few Inklingo shapes. Your tutorials on curved piecing have been very helpful to me and I enjoy your blog very much. I really like the orange peel shape and the Alabama Beauty block that is made from that. I started with Inklingo because of the hexagon shape and it still is a favorite for me. Well, now I’ve listed two and I think I will add one more. I really loved the story behind the school house block and it is really a neat block also. Thank you Lois

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  27. Stop! Every time you show a new collection I want it! I all have to live to be at least 100 in order to make all the quilts I want to make.

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  28. I have Orange Peel and Dresden Plate, and would love to try Pickle Dish. I’m always inspired by your blocks. Kathie L in Allentown

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  29. My very favorite is Drunkards Path. There are so many possibilities with the shape. I’m also anxious to make an Alabama Beauty quilt. So many projects on my “bucket list”, so little time :>}

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