Nancy Rink Blog

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

Buffington Walk-Help Me Decide & Giveaway

In my last post I introduced you to On Plumberry Lane, my newest fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics that will start shipping to shops sometime in January of 2016. Also, I shared some photos of Lovely Ladies, a quilt I am making with the pinks and greys from the collection. Well, Lovely Ladies is almost done--it just needs an inner border, an outer border, quilting, a binding--okay, I suppose it is not really almost done. But......On Plumberry Lane Swatch Card
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What's on My Design Wall?

First up is a remake of our pattern called Kris Cross. This is a great pattern for a collection of fat quarters. The pattern comes with instructions for quilts in three different sizes. The finished block size is 9". Cindy DeUnger did the sewing for me. Didn't she do a great job? I sent her 15 fat quarters in an assortment of red, green, cream, and beige fabrics. Right now, the quilt has moved from the......kriss cross red and green
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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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The Process of Designing a Block of the Month Quilt: El Camino Real

A lot of times a block of the month quilt begins with a fabric collection. Ode to the Blue and Grey (right) began with a set of swatches from the Adelaide collection designed by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. It was one of those collections I immediately fell in love with. Before I knew it, my computer was fired up and I was busy designing in EQ. The block of the month quilt I am working......Ode pic 2
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Rolling Stone and Anna Bella

What am I working on?   I just received an order of a fabric collection called Anna Bella in two color ways brown/peach and blue-grey/ pink.  Of course I want to use them all together!  Since I am a big fan of scrappy quilts, I picked a block--in this case Rolling Stone--and started sewing.  To unify them, I used the same large scale floral in the middle of each block.        These are just a......
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