Nancy Rink Blog

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

And the WINNERS are . . .

 The responses to last week's post included MANY great tips for how to improve sewing accuracy. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment--it was fun to read through them and hear about how you are coming with our Friend & Companions SEW-ALONG.

This week's three winners will receive

winner prize

Five fat quarters from my Color Love collection along with Playa Del Sol, a pattern perfectly suited for fat quarters!

Here are the winning comments:

Heather Gunter wrote,

Another amazing block! I've been keeping up with the piecing and I can't wait to run down to my studio to get this one sewn up, too! As for accuracy, I've really tried to remember to make the time to measure as I go, making sure units are the correct size before they become blocks and blocks are the correct size before becoming flimsies...every bit helps!

Ellen B Baldridge wrote,

Great block and can't wait to see the whole quilt. I so appreciate the pressing direction arrows.
I always check my seam allowance when I begin sewing, press block components during assembly, and use the same machine to complete a project.

Nancy Butler wrote,

Beautiful block! I've seen the Bloc Lock rulers, now I know how to use it. Thank you. I have found that using a scant quarter-inch seam allowance helps when making these smaller blocks. Such a small thing that makes a big difference.

Contratulations, ladies! Please email me at with your addresses so that I can send you your prizes.

In the meantime, clean the lint out of your machines and tidy up your workspace so that you are ready for the next block coming to you this Friday from Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts at

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