Nancy Rink Blog

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

Color Love Block of the Month Coming Soon-The Quilt!

Okay, so a while back I showed off my upcoming Color Love fabric collection from Marcus Fabrics with a sneak peek at an applique block. Since we leave tomorrow for Spring Quilt Market, I thought it might be a good time to show a few images of the Color Love BOM quilts. The reason I say "quilts", plural, is because there are two versions of the same quilt: an applique version and a pieced version. The...color love applique quilt
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El Camino Real BOM Almost Ready

    Here are most of the fabrics in my new line, El Camino Real. This collection is a colorful grouping inspired by California's rich history, a blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American traditions. Bright color and intricate motifs echo the decorative tile work  and architecture of the region, Marcus Fabrics is offering a block-of-the-month program that runs January 2014 through December 2014. I've designed the quilt and written the patterns. Today, I put the...
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The Process of Designing a Block of the Month Quilt: El Camino Real

A lot of times a block of the month quilt begins with a fabric collection. Ode to the Blue and Grey (right) began with a set of swatches from the Adelaide collection designed by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. It was one of those collections I immediately fell in love with. Before I knew it, my computer was fired up and I was busy designing in EQ. The block of the month quilt I am working...Ode pic 2
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Tweet Friends - Block One Dresden Friends

Block OneDresden Friends Technique: How to make the Dresden wedges What you Need: Fabric Strips, cut 4 1/4" x 11" Background Fabric Square, cut 17" Easy Dresden Ruler by Wrights Prairie Pointer Pressing Tool Rotary Cutter What to Do: Align the 6 1/2" line on the Easy Dresden ruler with the top edge of one of the fabric strips. (You may notice that I am using a fabric from my upcoming El Camino Real fabric line:)...tweet friends banner
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M.I.A.

  Okay, it's been QUITE a while since I have blogged.  Finishing up the Mill Girls' first draft, editing it, cutting shop kits for Amish With A Twist, my first BOM with Marcus Fabrics,  finishing The Mill Girls BOM (again with Marcus), and now trying to complete the Mill Girls BOM patterns has kept me busy, busy, busy.  Oh, and in there was a trip to Ontario, Ca to vend at Road to California, and a...
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