Nancy Rink Blog

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

Designer Duo Block Seven

Block Seven--the magical workhorse of our Designer Duo Kaliedoscope quilt. I doesn't really look like much, but when you alternate it with the other blocks, circles appear. Can you see them? Mind you, there is NO curved piecing in this quilt. The real key is this unit here. Whether you color the triangle or the spikes on either side of it, it will create the illusion of curves. Here's a "What If." What if we reversed the...Block 7
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Designer Duo QAL Block Three

First off, let me share some of the Block Twos that have been posted to the Designer Duo Facebook Group.  Aren't they wonderful! I just love seeing all the different fabric choices!   ht="600" title="Sallie Holden's Block #2" align="center" class="easyblog-image-caption" src="/images/easyblog_articles/112/b2ap3_large_Sallie-Holden-Block-2.jpg" data-style="clear"> You can start anytime.  Several quilters have joined us this week and are probably trying to catch up.  If you join lat, don't make yourself crazy. Just get started, work at a pace that...
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Little Baskets Quilt Up Close with Sound Effects

  Using a fat quarter bundle from my On Plumberry Lane collection to make all the little baskets for this quilt was a delight.  As is typical for me, I usually jump right in and make a few blocks. Then it's time to go back and do a lot of cutting. My plan at this point is to now chain sew--vroom, vroom, vroom! Fire up that sewing machine! Go to the ironing board--press, press, press! Back to the sewing...OPL Fat Quarter Tower
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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...On Plumberry Lane Swatch Card
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Let the HST Trimming Begin!

Sample yardage of my new collection with Marcus Fabrics called Point Pleasant arrived this past Saturday and naturally I was eager to jump right in. I already had the project mapped out. The plan is to make an updated and expanded version of my Country Crossroads quilt. So on Saturday I got most of the cutting done. Sunday I did a little piecing because I just couldn't help myself, but then focused on prepping the...country crossroads corrected
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