Nancy Rink Blog

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

BLOCK SEVEN and EIGHT- Mix It Up Quilt Along

This week I am posting two blocks because I have no idea what happened to last week's Block Seven post. Maybe I hit a wrong button, or didn't hit a right button. Who knows? So this week I am doubling up.Block Seven and Eight are both "designer choice" blocks. What that means is that each designer who participated in the Mix It Up Quilt Along, got to design his/her own 12" blocks.Here are mine.Block Seven is...Block 7 Open Box
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Jun
28

BLOCK SIX--Mix it up Quilt Along

Block Six : Double GeeseHope everyone is sewing away as we head into Fourth of July next week.  If you have a full weekend planned this upcoming week, you may want to get a jump start on Block Seven. Maybe, at least get it cut out.This week's block is one of the "filler" blocks in our quilt along. You are making six in two color combinations, and you will have this whipped up in no time at...Block 6 double Geese
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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 constructedwith some...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 quilt can...Block 3 Just a Slice
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May
22

BLOCK ONE--Mix It Up Quilt Along

It's time for Block One: OutboundAll 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 use the stitch-and-flip method.First, draw a diagonal line from...IMG 1478
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