Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.
Nov
09

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 is gorgeous and...bonnie blue booth
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Nov
03

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 to their Centennial...nancy rink smaller
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Aug
27

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 I had a...
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Aug
22

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 applique.  This...
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Aug
19

Applique Time

This week I've made some progress on the applique blocks for the the Mill Girls book.  The quilt is a medallion style book and has four applique blocks at its center.  Here is the main block with the applique prepped and glued in place.  The "factory building" is sewn down as is the sun and the moon.  All of the fabrics are from the new Mill Girls fabric collection Judie Rothermel designed especially for this quilt,...
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