Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.
May
22

BLOCK ONE--Mix It Up Quilt Along

It's time for Block One: Outbound All the cutting measurements and fabric requirements can be found in the MIX IT UP Pattern Booklet, which you can purchase from Homestead Hearth , Fabric Essentials , Hancock's of Paducah , or from me . If you are using your stash and want to do a bit of planning, you can download a coloring page for my version of the quilt  here . Let's start with some Flying Geese. I...IMG 1478
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May
16

The Designer Duo 2019 MIX IT UP Quilt Along Begins!

Are you ready for the Designer Duo 2019 MIX IT UP Quilt Along? If not, that's okay. We are going to begin with a soft open, since someone (me) scheduled the start date during Spring Quilt Market. I am at home rehabbing from a broken foot while the other half of the duo--Sarah J Maxwell--and most or all of the guest designers are off at Quilt Market. So you still have time to purchase the pattern booklet and think...Math Darks
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May
10

2019 Designer Duo: Mix It Up is Almost Here!

May 17, 2019 is the kick-off date for this year's Designer Duo Quilt Along hosted by Sarah J Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J and me. MIX IT UP is the title of the quilt along for a good reason.  We each started with two different 18" blocks, and four different 6" blocks.  Then we each mixed in ANY eleven 12" blocks of our choosing. For my quilt I mixed together two of my fabric collections: Do...DesignerDuo 2 1 copy
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May
24

Designer Duo Finishing

Is it me or did this quilt along seem to fly by? The variety of fabric choices and the speed at which participants have sewn is impressive! Checking the Facebook group to see what's going on with everyone has become the favorite part of my day. Also, each day new quilters are joining the Facebook group, so there will be lots more fun sewing going on as they make their versions of the Designer Duo 2018: Kaleidoscope quilt....Sarahs quilt simple border
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May
17

Designer Duo Block Seven

Block Seven--the magical workhorse of our Designer Duo Kaliedoscope quilt. I doesn't really look like much, but when you alternate it with the other blocks, circles appear. Can you see them? Mind you, there is NO curved piecing in this quilt. The real key is this unit here. Whether you color the triangle or the spikes on either side of it, it will create the illusion of curves. Here's a "What If." What if we reversed the placement...Block 7
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