Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.
May
10

Designer Duo QAL Block Six

Block Six marks the last pair of matched blocks in the Designer Duo 2018: Kaleidoscope quilt. I really love this block because it looks like it has layers. Can't you picture it made up in other fabric combinations? Oh wait--our other designers did that for you. Make sure to check in with Sarah J Maxwell , Tiffany Hayes , and Karen O'Connor to see their versions and tips for Block Six. Also, don't miss all...Block 6
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May
03

Designer Duo QAL Block Five

Can you believe we are already to Block Five in our quilt along? One more set of blocks to go after this one and then you will be working on the thirteen alternating blocks. If you have been sewing your "Let's Work Ahead" four-patches, you will be so, so, SO glad you did.  If you haven't been sewing those four-patches, you might want to squeeze a few in now and next week so that you can...Block 5
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Apr
26

Designer Duo QAL Block Four + Seaglass Fabric Design Process

Block Four's construction is pretty straight forward. If you are making my Seaglass version, just be sure to consult page S-20 for "Tips on working With Directional Fabric." By the way, I did notice that I failed to change my "XXX" placeholder on page S-9, Step One. Seems no matter how many times I proof instructions, little things like this slip through. Arghhh! So for this installment, I thought I would talk about fabric design--or...Seaglass Original Watercolor
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Jan
04

Love These

I just LOVE to see what quilters and other designers create with my fabric collections. Yesterday, my friend and SUPER talented designer Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack debuted two patterns that knocked me out of my slippers. They both feature my Getting to Know Hue fabric collection. Jump on over to Tiffany's site for a downloadable version of the patterns--or ask you local quilt shop to order them.   stars over hue pattern front cover
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Sep
01

Painter's Garden , Another Sneak Peak

So I think I mentioned that I cut out TWO Painter's Garden quilts.  Why two? Well, any of you who have sewn one of my block of the month quilts, know that for some programs I like to offer you options. Getting to Know Hue had three background options to choose from. Amish with a Twist: Series III had both pieced and applique options, as did Color Love . So, here's the deal--Painter's Garden will...Painters Garden Applique Image FINAL
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