Nancy Rink Blog

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

What's on My Design Wall?

First up is a remake of our pattern called Kris Cross. This is a great pattern for a collection of fat quarters. The pattern comes with instructions for quilts in three different sizes. The finished block size is 9". Cindy DeUnger did the sewing for me. Didn't she do a great job? I sent her 15 fat quarters in an assortment of red, green, cream, and beige fabrics. Right now, the quilt has moved from the......kriss cross red and green
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At the Halfway Mark of Marcus Fabrics Designer "Friends & Companions SEW-ALONG"

We, or should I say "you", are now at the half way mark of the Marcus Fabrics Designer Friends and Companions SEW ALONG. This week's block is brought to you by the team of Gloria Parsons, Vicky Ianuucci, and Heather Lynn at The Olde Green Cupboard Designs. These three talented ladies design some gorgeous quilts along with other great patterns for decorating items like pillows and runners. They also coordinate the Camp Blanding Retreats which I......
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Join Me on Pat Sloan's Radio Show

    I am sharing this from Pat Sloan's blog  . . . . Join us today or any time! Pat Sloan: Nancy Rink, Latifa Saafir, and Terri Degenkolb Join me on my All Quilting Podcast Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on Pat's prior podcasts!   Author, fabric designer, and amazing quilter Nancy Rink is back with me today to share her story about her book El Camino Real and the quilts in it.  Plus......Pat Sloan American Patchwork and Quilting radio Nancy Rink July 204 guest
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Mill Works Sneak Peek

  It's a Sunday morning and I have to admit that I slept in late today. Last night I stayed up well past midnight, determined to finish hand sewing the binding down on my new Mill Works quilt. This morning, the first thing I did was toss the quilt in the washing machine. Yes, I always wash my quilts once they're done. It cleans off the dust and such that the fabric picks up during construction......
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Aunt Grace Dots Strip It

Strip It Three Ways: Series 3 is one of our newest patterns featuring pre-cut 2 1/2"-wide strips. There are instructions for three different quilts in the pattern, so you can get quite a bit of mileage from one pattern.  The pattern front is shown below so you can see all three of the quilts. Next to it is the back of the pattern that shows the fabric requirements. I made Ribbon Star, shown here on the......strip it 3 beauty shot
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