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

BLOCK ONE--Mix It Up Quilt Along

It's time for Block One: Outbound All 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...IMG 1478
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The Designer Duo 2019 MIX IT UP Quilt Along Begins!

Are you ready for the Designer Duo 2019 MIX IT UP Quilt Along? If not, that's okay. We are going to begin with a soft open, since someone (me) scheduled the start date during Spring Quilt Market. I am at home rehabbing from a broken foot while the other half of the duo--Sarah J Maxwell--and most or all of the guest designers are off at Quilt Market. So you still have time to purchase the pattern booklet and think...Math Darks
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Welcome to the Designer Duo 2018 Quilt Along!

Today kicks off the Designer Duo 2018 Quilt Along. Who is the duo? It's me, Nancy Rink, and fellow Studio 37 designer Sarah J. Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J. I live in central California and Sarah lives in Missouri but despite the miles between us, we have forged a friendship and share a love of all things quilting. Sarah's a super-talented designer I admired long before I met her. For years, it seemed like every quilt...28377477 10213742322184912 6380861851964781046 n
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Designer Duo QAL--Get all the details here

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What is the Designer Duo?

My friend and fellow Studio 37 designer, Sarah J Maxwell and I have teamed up to create versions of the same quilt in our BRAND NEW fabric collections, Seaglass and Bring on the Bubbly. The official name of the quilt is Kaleidoscope (shown below).  

Seaglass - Nancy Rink

Bring on the Bubby - Sarah Maxwell

What is a Quilt Along?
Starting April 6th - and continuing every Friday for 8 weeks - you can sew along with Sarah and I as we create two different versions of the Kaleidoscope quilt. We will have blog posts with tutorials and demos of various techniques and the rulers that will be used in making these quilts! 
 Tiffanys QAL
Who is Joining Us?
Tiffany Hayes, of Needle in a Hayes Stack and the creator of The Goddess Ruler and many fantastic BOMs,  is one of our guest designers for the Designer Duo Quilt Along. Tiffany created a version using A Splash of Color Edyta Sitar's Batik collection.
Also joining us is Karen O'Connor of Lady K Quilts. Her version--well, for right now I am keeping it a secret, but I know you will all LOVE it and be inspired by it.
But most of all, we hope YOU will be joining us in making one of our versions or a version all your own--or, better yet, multiple versions!
How can You Get a Pattern and/or Kit?
Visit one of our sponsor shops listed below:
What Else Do You Need?
Join the DESIGNER DUO FACEBOOK GROUP so you can meet fellow quilters from all across the globe who are also making the quilt. We will also be doing some giveaways and sharing our progress.
Instagram #designerduoQAL
2. You will need either of these rulers 
 The Goddess Ruler   Tri-Recs Ruler
Questions?               661-487-2344
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