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

BLOCK TWO--Mix It Up Quilt Along

It's time for Block Two--Inbound! This block is a good illustration of what happens when you take one block element and turn it around. If you look closely, you may notice that Block Two-Inbound is quite similar to Block One-Outbound. For this second block, I took the Flying Geese that were on the diagonal and turned them so they are flying in toward the block center. Here are blocks one and two in greyscale so you...

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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...

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Designer Duo QAL 2018 Block Two

How did Block One assembly go for everyone? I would love to get some feedback from those who are making both my and Sarah's version because they are not exactly the same.  All constructive comments/suggestions are appreciated since I am always striving to improve my pattern writing skills. By the way, I think I/we neglected to mention how we plan to handle give-aways. Here's the deal. There will be a give-away EVERY week for the run...

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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...

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