Nancy Rink Blog

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

Getting to Know Hue Inspiration

2017 rolls in and we roll out a new block-of-the-month quilt: Getting to Know Hue   The idea for this BOM started percolating as I was designing my new basics line--also named Getting to Know Hue-- for Marcus Fabrics' Studio 37 division.. My goal was to craft a collection that featured small motifs in a variety of blendable colors. In approaching the color palette, I pulled out my collection of Kaffe Fassett prints, because I am always......GTKH Pattern Front
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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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Spring Market--Can I do it? Part THREE!

This is a happy post because I have two quilts made with my new INTRIGUE collection to show you that are virtually done. Okay--one needs to have its binding sewn down, but that is close enough, don't you think? First one done is called More Than Stars.  This quilt is 50" square. There is also a queeen size version (fourth photo) that is part of the pattern. A sample for the larger quilt will not be attending Market.......more than stars 1
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Spring Quilt Market--Can I do It? Part TWO

Here is one sample sewn up from my new line called Intrigue by Marcus Fabrics.  The red color way is featured in this 40" x 44" wall hanging called It's Tulip Time. Now, just have to get it quilted.

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