Nancy Rink Blog

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

It's Pet Week for the Marcus Makers

This week the Marcus family of designers and sewistss will be sharing their pets.  So without further ado, meet our rescue dog Daisy. She is a fourteen year old Shepherd mix that we adopted when she was less than a year old. When she first arrived home with us, she was quite skittish and liked to curl up in little spaces under tables and behind chairs. We thought maybe she'd feel more secure if she had her own little space,......D1
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A Red-trospective

As Fall Quilt Market is coming at us like a speeding locomotive, we, meaning the folks at Marcus Fabrics/Studio 37 and my fellow designers, want to share with you.  Each week has a designated theme and this week's theme is "favorite color". Along with fellow designers Pam Buda (Heartspun Quilts) and Karen Styles (Somerset Patchwork) my favorite color is RED. Red and green is one of my favorite combinations.  Now that's not necessarily Christmas red and......FullSizeRender
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Mill Works Sneak Peek

  It's a Sunday morning and I have to admit that I slept in late today. Last night I stayed up well past midnight, determined to finish hand sewing the binding down on my new Mill Works quilt. This morning, the first thing I did was toss the quilt in the washing machine. Yes, I always wash my quilts once they're done. It cleans off the dust and such that the fabric picks up during construction......
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Color Love Block of the Month Coming Soon-The Quilt!

Okay, so a while back I showed off my upcoming Color Love fabric collection from Marcus Fabrics with a sneak peek at an applique block. Since we leave tomorrow for Spring Quilt Market, I thought it might be a good time to show a few images of the Color Love BOM quilts. The reason I say "quilts", plural, is because there are two versions of the same quilt: an applique version and a pieced version. The......color love applique quilt
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El Camino Real BOM Almost Ready

    Here are most of the fabrics in my new line, El Camino Real. This collection is a colorful grouping inspired by California's rich history, a blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American traditions. Bright color and intricate motifs echo the decorative tile work  and architecture of the region, Marcus Fabrics is offering a block-of-the-month program that runs January 2014 through December 2014. I've designed the quilt and written the patterns. Today, I put the......
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