Nancy Rink Blog

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

Clara's Pride

It's always so thrilling to see something I made in print! And on the cover! Can you see it peeking out from under the quilt on the far right?Here is Clara's Pride which is in the Jan/Feb 2014 edition of McCall's Quilting. The blocks are large so they go together relatively quickly and there are only nine of them. The finished quilt is 70 1/2" square.Quilting magazine
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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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Quilt Market 2011--Houston cont.

I didn't get a chance to take many photos at Market but I did manage to snap a few pics. Here are the Paul and Mary Ellen, the creative forces behind Bonnie Blue Quilts. As always, their booth is warm, homey, and gorgeous! This quilt-Royal Peacocks--was in the Hoffman Fabrics booth. I designed the pattern for them the week before Market. Don't know who made it, but someone definitely burned the midnight oil! The fabric is...bonnie blue booth
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Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by the Lowell Factory Girls

    After working on them for two days, I finally have the applique blocks drawn for the book on the mill girls.  The quilt has a center medallion made up of four applique blocks.  Then, in the border blocks that surround the medallion there is one applique block repeated eight times.  There are other blocks in the border round, but they are pieced.  So now that I have my master patterns--and my fabric which arrived...
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