Nancy Rink Blog

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

Aurifil Designer of the Month

I am thrilled to be one of the Aurifil 2015 Designers. Here is a photo of most of us at Quilt Market, with our fearless leader Pat Sloan. Holy cow, do I feel lucky to be part of this talendted group!   Each month Aurifil Thread  has assigned one of us to design a block and project. My month is August, but I will be sharing each designer's post so you can see what's coming out of our sewing rooms. ...

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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 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...

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Quilt Market--Pittsburgh

Here is our booth. On the far left wall are quilts fron Strip It Three Ways: Series 2. On the back wall, left to right: Playa Del Sol, Bloom Love, Flowering Hearts, Color Love Block of the Month, Amish With a Twist (Lightens Up color way).On the table is a quilt from Strip It Three Ways: Series 3. Playa Del Sol, Bloom Love, Flowering Hearts, and the Color Love BOM are all made with fabrics from...

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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...

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Color Love Block of the Month Coming Soon

Color Love--that's the name of my newest fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics.  Here's my sample yardage all laid out on my cutting table, ready to be put to work. Oh, my pretties! So there is already a plan for Color Love--a block-of-the-month quilt also called Color Love. Yesterday I worked on the  applique' blocks.  It was so easy to just peel and fuse the shapes in place and then buttonhole stitch around the patches. Now, mind...

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