Welcome to the DESIGNER DUO 2019! This year we are making Nancy Rink and Sarah Maxwell’s quilt pattern, MIX IT UP. These ladies have crafted up a quilt sampler that is not only fun to make but offers some design options that are customizable by you. Consisting of three block sizes, 18″, 12″ and 6″, the quilt finishes at 78″ x 90″. This quilt is nice and big and will be a favorite make for sure. Don’t worry! This first week is all about gathering your fabrics, pattern booklet, and a game plan.
When it came to making my version I chose to use all the blocks in the book except for two of the 12″ block designs. It was a personal preference but because I made two of each of the 18″ and the other 12″ blocks but made them look totally different from their pair. In my last post here I provided the fabric requirements to make my version. Matching Kona Solid colors to the prints in Robert Kaufman Fabric’s On the Lighter Side collection made for a super fun palette.
So next Friday, May 24th, the first block will be discussed and you will get started on your quilt. Unless of course you are a typical quilter and you got started as soon as your kit/pattern, pattern book, and your own fabric choices were purchased. For more information on everything be sure to visit Nancy’s blog HERE, as well the designated Facebook group HERE, if you use FB.
Here is a photo I took of my MIX IT UP quilt while Hubby and I were on vacation a couple of weeks ago in Whistler, B.C. He’s the best quilt holder EVER and at a towering 6’4″ and a vast wingspan, he makes my quilts look good. That should give an idea of just how grand this quilt is. He couldn’t comfortably hold it open!