It is always so exciting to be part of anything that has to do with
It’s my turn for the blog tour today and
I’m talking and sharing about Nancy’s new book called
Quick Column Quilts: Make 12+ Bold & Beautiful Designs in Half the Time.
You can find more information about the tour here
It was really hard to choose from all the wonderful quilts in Nancy’s new book… but one that struck my fancy was the
Happy- Go- Lucky Chevron Column Quilt on page 54.
With the chevron craze I was happy to see a different take on the look of chevron. I loved the broken chevron look this quilt has because of the sashing that runs through the middle of the columns. Not only is the design modern but I wanted to choose a color palette that was simple and also gave the quilt a modern flare…
I decided to use solids from the Riley Blake Designs collection
of solids which you can check out here.
I chose a color palette of corals and grays,
using white as the contrasting color to pop and showcase not only the color but the design.
One of the most clever things I learned from the instructions, for this pattern, is how to sew my strips together. They are sewn one direction for one column and then reverse for the other column. When you cut the column in half that gives you your top and bottom straight edge.
You sew the angled edges together to finish the column…
there is no waste!!! Brilliant!!!
The finished look is bold and modern.
This is just one of the 12 quilts in the book.
There are so many tips and tricks that Nancy shares on how to make a
complicated design using a simple sewing technique.
Nancy shares ideas on how to choose your fabric,
simple sewing techniques, tools and templates to use and much more…
Nancy has shared and written this book with a modern approach to quilting…using bold beautiful designs and making them in half the time!
If you would like to win one of Nancy’s new “Quick Column Quilts” Books, be sure to leave a comment.
You will love this book! The giveaway here, starts now.
A winner will be announced after the blog tour is finished on September 18th.
Below is the full tour… be sure to check out everyone’s blog post.
Nancy Zieman is pleased to announce that 27 bloggers will feature various projects or techniques from Quick Column Quilts, starting September 4 and ending September 17th. Please follow along!
09/04/14 Nancy Zieman
09/05/14 Quilt Taffy and Simple Simon & Co.
09/06/14 Diary of a Quilter and Stitchin Jenny
09/07/14 A Woman a Day and Craizee Corner
09/08/14 Jina Barney Designz, Lilac Lane Patterns, and Totally Stitchin’
09/09/14 Esch House Quilts and The Cottage Mama
09/10/14 Designs in Machine Embroidery and Pat Sloan
09/12/14 Happy Valley Primitives, Doohikey Designs, and Quilt in a Day
09/13/14 Quilt Dad and Just Arting Around
09/14/14 Lazy Girl Designs and Marie-Madeline Studio
09/15/14 Always Expect Moore and Polka Dot Chair
09/16/14 Amy Lou Who Sews and Riley Blake Designs
09/17/14 Indygo Junction and Amy’s Creative Side