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
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
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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Apr
04

Welcome to the Designer Duo 2018 Quilt Along!

Today kicks off the Designer Duo 2018 Quilt Along. Who is the duo? It's me, Nancy Rink, and fellow Studio 37 designer Sarah J. Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J . I live in central California and Sarah lives in Missouri but despite the miles between us, we have forged a friendship and share a love of all things quilting. Sarah's a super-talented designer I admired long before I met her. For years, it seemed like every...28377477 10213742322184912 6380861851964781046 n
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