Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.
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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Jun
07

BLOCK THREE--Mix It Up Quilt Along

Welcome to Block Three of our Quilt Along. This week each of us will be featuring the first of several 12" square blocks that we used in our version of the Mix It Up Quilt. Feel free to mix it up yourself as you create your Mix It Up quilt. My block this week is called "Just a Slice". Scroll down for some assembly diagrams and ideas. All the cutting measurements and fabric requirements for my...Block 3 Just a Slice
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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
22

BLOCK ONE--Mix It Up Quilt Along

It's time for Block One: Outbound All the cutting measurements and fabric requirements can be found in the MIX IT UP Pattern Booklet, which you can purchase from Homestead Hearth , Fabric Essentials , Hancock's of Paducah , or from me . If you are using your stash and want to do a bit of planning, you can download a coloring page for my version of the quilt  here . Let's start with some Flying Geese. I...IMG 1478
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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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