Nancy Rink Blog

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

Mill Girls Update

It's been quite a while since I blogged about the quilt I'm making for my upcoming book, Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by Lowell Mill Girls, (Kansas City Star Books pub).  Getting ready for my first Quilt Market put things on hold for a while, but I am back at work, trying to make my November 17 deadline. Here is the center panel all appliqued.  The spool blocks are being arranged and a row of...
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Quilt Market 2011--Houston cont.

I didn't get a chance to take many photos at Market but I did manage to snap a few pics. Here are the Paul and Mary Ellen, the creative forces behind Bonnie Blue Quilts. As always, their booth is warm, homey, and gorgeous! This quilt-Royal Peacocks--was in the Hoffman Fabrics booth. I designed the pattern for them the week before Market. Don't know who made it, but someone definitely burned the midnight oil! The fabric...bonnie blue booth
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Market 2011--Houston

I know I haven't blogged in quite a while.  Getting ready for my FIRST market took over because I wanted to get everything right.  Market went well--I think--since I have nothing to compare it to.  But there were some unexpected glitches, but those will be for another blog! Amish With A Twist , our new block-of the-month quilt debuted, which we are doing in conjunction with Marcus Fabrics (http://marcusfabrics.com/).  Seven new solids have been added...nancy rink smaller
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New Block Finished with a Hurt Finger

Okay, so the tree block I posted last time is not done.  I've been working on another quilt that I have to get done next week.  Then my laser printer had a snafu and paper wrapped around one of the rollers.  I painstaking pulled the paper off, but still can't get the darn thing to work.  The error light is still blinking and the screen flashes "jam in output bin." To top it all off...
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The Mill Girls Tree Block

Hurrah! The first block of the feature quilt for Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by the Lowell Mill Girls is all appliqued. Now, onto another block.   I've been busy tracing, cutting out, prepping applique patches all weekend (and trying to finish up the piecing on another quilt which--if all goes as planned--will be one of the extra projects in the book). So far, I've been using the freezer paper and starch method for my...
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