Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting
Nancy Rink is a dedicated quilter, pattern designer, and dye artist who has won numerous awards for her quilting. At the 2004 Houston International Quilt Festival, Remembrance of Nanny and Desert Star were both given Honorable Mentions. Also in 2004, Dogtooth Violets earned one of the top awards in the Kaufman Quilt Quest. Most recently,...
Nancy Rink is a dedicated quilter, pattern designer, and dye artist who has won numerous awards for her quilting. At the 2004 Houston International Quilt Festival, Remembrance of Nanny and Desert Star were both given Honorable Mentions. Also in 2004, Dogtooth Violets earned one of the top awards in the Kaufman Quilt Quest. Most recently, Emerald Spring won a first place in Mixed Techniques at Road to California.She has won awards at other national shows including the Pacific International Quilt Festival, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. And Desert Star, the first place winner in the 2002 From the Mills Contest, was on display at the American Textile History Museum.Nancy’s quilts have been featured in magazines such as Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Quiltmaker, and Quilt.
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Mondays With Marcus Sew Along

Hi there. Looking for some FREE quilting and sewing projects to while away the hours at home? Starting October 5, I invite you to explore the various Marcus and Studio 37 Fabrics designers taking part in this very special FREE program! Get familiar with the projects and plan ahead... LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE your favorite designers on their social media outlets now in preparation for the series, and be sure to join the Mondays with Marcus...
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BLOCK SEVEN and EIGHT- Mix It Up Quilt Along

This week I am posting two blocks because I have no idea what happened to last week's Block Seven post. Maybe I hit a wrong button, or didn't hit a right button. Who knows? So this week I am doubling up. Block Seven and Eight are both "designer choice" blocks. What that means is that each designer who participated in the Mix It Up Quilt Along, got to design his/her own 12" blocks. Here are mine....Block 7 Open Box
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BLOCK SIX--Mix it up Quilt Along

Block Six : Double Geese Hope everyone is sewing away as we head into Fourth of July next week.  If you have a full weekend planned this upcoming week, you may want to get a jump start on Block Seven.  Maybe, at least get it cut out. This week's block is one of the "filler" blocks in our quilt along. You are making six in two color combinations, and you will have this whipped up in...Block 6 double Geese
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BLOCK FIVE--Mix It Up Quilt Along

Can you believe we are already to BLOCK FIVE? This block finishes at 12" square, so it will be 12 1/2" from raw edge to raw edge once you get it sewn together PRIOR to sewing it into the quilt.  Also, you will be making three that are all the same. To fit in with the math theme of my Mix It Up quilt, the block is called THEOREM. The block may look complicated, but it's...Block 5 Theorem
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BLOCK FOUR--Mix It Up Quilt Along

Here we are at Block Four: Times Table. This is an easy to make block, so if you are trying to catch up on blocks 1-3 this is a good time to do it. For my quilt, I made seven of these bocks. Three have the coral center shown above, and four have the gold center shown below. Have you noticed that I lay out all my block patches prior to and during assembly? This method...Block 4 Times Tables
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