Author Archives: DakotaEssence

About DakotaEssence

Piecing and quilting in the northern Plains.

Design Process–‘Farmer’s Fancy’ Dresden Plates

My dear friend Bree and I have been discussing gifting a small wall hanging to a mutual friend. I challenged non-sewing Bree to pick the Inklingo block(s) and the fabrics, then I’ll make it. Bree decided on four blocks of … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery and Inklingo–Update

This our Celtic Solstice Mystery Finale link-up. Sigh, I’ve loved the trip… Thank you Bonnie and Linda. I had hoped to have my top finished by now, but my body isn’t cooperating with my intentions, so this will be an … Continue reading

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Three Reflections Mini Wall Hangings

These little wall hangings of Reflections blocks each measure 6×12 inches. I just HAD to get them together! I’ll quilt and bind them (in the rust color) after I get my Celtic Solstice top done. I’m much farther behind in … Continue reading

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Another block that can be made with the Celtic Solstice or Storm at Sea Inklingo Collections

I’ve been enamored with this triangle unit since making them for Clue 1 of Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice 2014 Mystery Quilt: (My camera distorts flat images, sigh) Of course it’s not a new unit in our quilty world, it’s just … Continue reading

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Flying Geese the Inklingo Way

The Inklingo No Waste Flying Geese method is fast, accurate and easy, easy, easy! There are no stretchy bias seams to deal with, and I get to make 4 units at a time. For me it’s just plain old magical. … Continue reading

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Inklingo Mug Rug Swap

I’m hosting a 2014 Inklingo Mug Rug Swap with members of the Inklingo Yahoo Group. The sign-up deadline is January 22. A swap like this is a great place to start with using Inklingo because we can use theĀ FREE Diamond/ … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery and Inklingo–The Reveal

Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Reveal on January 1 was a surprising thrill for me. Thank you so much Bonnie for a wonderful mystery and beautiful design. I hope it was half the fun for you as it is for me. I’ve … Continue reading

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