Nancy Rink Blog

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

New Stuff's a Coming!

With Spring Market right around the corner, there's a flurry of activity here--or should I say a FRENZY of activity. Although I cannot be at Market because over a year ago I booked a workshop with a guild that just so happens to fall on the same date, many of my quilts and patterns will be there. So if you are going to Market, stop by the Marcus Fabrics booth, go see Daryl at the...full turn
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Having A Bit of Difficulty With Block #3?

I've had a few emails reporting that there's a bit of trouble with block three of Ode To The Blue & Gre y.  The pink and green  4-patch seems to be the trouble spot because it's coming out too small. So today I remade the block to see what's going on with this pesky four patch that should be so easy!  What I found was that it is indeed a bit too small.  Ideally, your...Ode To The Blue & Grey block #3
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Sew Full of Whimsey

The Cotton Patch Quilt Guild of Bakersfield, CA (my local guild) has finished its opportunity quilt.  Lynn Douglass, took on the job of not only coordinating the making of the quilt, but of selecting a design, picking the fabric, and longarm  quilting it.  She purchased the “My Whimsical Garden” pattern from Piece ‘O Cake Designs and combined it with a pieced block from one of my patterns, My Jeweled Flower.  I was lucky enough to...jeweled flower quilt
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What Are you Making?

I LOVE to see what quilters do with my patterns, whether it's a different fabric selection or a different size or a complete reinterpretation of one of my patterns or blocks. Well, I thought I would share Tommye Lou Rafes' first two blocks made from our block-of-the-month patterns for Ode To The Blue And Grey.  Don't you just love the blue she used? Gorgeous, Tommye! ode to blue1
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Where is My First BOM block?

If you are participating in our newest BOM, Ode to the Blue and Gray, and are wondering about your fabric kit, here's the skinny. Our fabric shipment was delayed.  At first there was a snafu with the order.  Then the weather was a factor.  Then because the weather was a factor everything got backed up.  YIKES! I do have verification that the fabric is in transit.  As  soon as it arrives, we are cutting, folding,...
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