Nancy Rink Blog

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

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, packaging,......
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Road to California

What a great trip we had to Road To California!  I'd been trying for four years to get into Road To California as a vendor.  Then this year, a few weeks before the show, I got a call from the show director Carolyn Reese.  Apparently a vendor was canceling and she wanted to know if I was interested in the booth.  The word "yes" immediately popped out of my mouth.  Then the scramble began.  What did......
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Block of the Month: Ode to the Blue & Grey

Finally! I squeezed some much needed sewing time into this week so that I could finish piecing my new BOM quilt that starts in January. Ode to the Blue and Grey features fabrics from Marcus Brothers Fabric's Adelaide collection. When I saw this fabric collection I fell in love with it and knew immediately I wanted it for my 2011 Block of the Month quilt project.Now I'm working on quilting it and thought I'd post some......p1010413
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A Great Day with GREAT Friends

Today was a great day because I got to sew with my quilting group. Lynn made a yummy lunch of homemade Fiesta soup and Eve brought an apple pie down from Kohnen's bakery in Tehachapi,so we were all set in the food department. We had a great day sewing and catching up on what's been going on with everyone. Next time I have to remember to bring my camera so I can snap some pictures of......Ode to Blue and Grey
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New Patterns Introduced at Fall Quilt Market

I've been busy designing and making some new quilt patterns for Fall Market. Here's a brand new pattern called Playa Del Sol, which measures 73" x 91". We made it up in a new collection called Blue Storm, designed by Laura Berringer for Marcus Fabrics. The pattern calls for ten half yards of coordinating fabrics, 3 yards of background, 1 7/8 yards for the border, and 3/4 yds for the binding. The blocks are easy ......Playa Del Sol pattern
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