Nancy Rink Blog

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

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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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...
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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...p1010413
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