Nancy Rink Blog

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

Color Love Block of the Month Coming Soon

Color Love--that's the name of my newest fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics.  Here's my sample yardage all laid out on my cutting table, ready to be put to work. Oh, my pretties! So there is already a plan for Color Love--a block-of-the-month quilt also called Color Love. Yesterday I worked on the  applique' blocks.  It was so easy to just peel and fuse the shapes in place and then buttonhole stitch around the patches. Now, mind......color love fabric photo
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Quilt Show in Bakersfield Feb8-9, 2014

COTTON PATCH QUILTERS OF KERN COUNTY is pleased to announce "Kaleidoscope of Quilts" February 8-9, 2014 Kern County Fair Grounds 1142 South P St, Bakersfield, California. Cotton Patch Quilt Guild's Opportunity Quilt"Kaleidoscope of Color"Designed, assembled and center Lone Star by Cindy Seitz-KrugLemoyne Stars by Carol Smith, inner Saw Tooth border by Janice JacksonLynn Brown & Juliet Granger made the outer Saw Tooth borderApplique blocks by Lois Campise, Celia Ho, Jenifer McNees & Corey StarkeyCeCe Westerfield d......
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Clara's Pride

Quilting magazineIt's always so thrilling to see something I made in print! And on the cover! Can you see it peeking out from under the quilt on the far right?

Here is Clara's Pride which is in the Jan/Feb 2014 edition of McCall's Quilting. The blocks are large so they go together relatively quickly and there are only nine of them. The finished quilt is 70 1/2" square.

clara's pride

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New Book

      Oliver and I have been working on a new book.  The tentative title is El Camino Real: Quilts Inspired by Early California History and is due out Spring 2014 from Kansas City Star.   There have been moments when I've asked my husband, "Are we crazy? I think we forgot how much work this is!"  Of course that was when I still had three unfinished quilts with two weeks left until the p......
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El Camino Real BOM Almost Ready

    Here are most of the fabrics in my new line, El Camino Real. This collection is a colorful grouping inspired by California's rich history, a blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American traditions. Bright color and intricate motifs echo the decorative tile work  and architecture of the region, Marcus Fabrics is offering a block-of-the-month program that runs January 2014 through December 2014. I've designed the quilt and written the patterns. Today, I put the......
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