Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.
Jun
19

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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Jun
12

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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May
29

BLOCK TWO--Mix It Up Quilt Along

It's time for Block Two--Inbound! This block is a good illustration of what happens when you take one block element and turn it around. If you look closely, you may notice that Block Two-Inbound is quite similar to Block One-Outbound. For this second block, I took the Flying Geese that were on the diagonal and turned them so they are flying in toward the block center. Here are blocks one and two in greyscale so you...Block Two Greyscale
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May
16

The Designer Duo 2019 MIX IT UP Quilt Along Begins!

Are you ready for the Designer Duo 2019 MIX IT UP Quilt Along? If not, that's okay. We are going to begin with a soft open, since someone (me) scheduled the start date during Spring Quilt Market. I am at home rehabbing from a broken foot while the other half of the duo--Sarah J Maxwell--and most or all of the guest designers are off at Quilt Market. So you still have time to purchase the pattern booklet and think...Math Darks
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Apr
12

Designer Duo QAL 2018 Block Two

How did Block One assembly go for everyone? I would love to get some feedback from those who are making both my and Sarah's version because they are not exactly the same.  All constructive comments/suggestions are appreciated since I am always striving to improve my pattern writing skills. By the way, I think I/we neglected to mention how we plan to handle give-aways. Here's the deal. There will be a give-away EVERY week for the run...QAL B2
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