Sunday, September 7, 2014

Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour with Nancy Zieman

It is always so exciting to be part of anything that has to do with
Nancy Zieman 

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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...

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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!

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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. 

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Below is the full tour... be sure to check out everyone's blog post. 

Happy Sewing!

Jina



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

72 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

This looks like a fun book and your quilt is beautiful. I haven't seen that particular color combination before but I really like it.

KathyinMN said...

Its so super pretty in the solid color pathway you used. It turned out amazing.

Nancy Zieman said...

Jina, what a lovely quilt! As others have noted, your color combo is top notch.

GranChris said...

Normally I am not a big fan of grey but your quilt turned out wonderful. I am going to like this book a lot.

Rebecca said...

Hummmm...that might be the best way to do a chevron yet!

friedturtle said...

Nice quilt. I like the colors you chose.

Melody Lutz said...

Yummy quilt colors!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Your Autumn colors quilt is beautiful ... love solids. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Julie in WA said...

Your color choice is so contemporary! Really makes this quilt wonderfully modern!

Sigi G said...

Just love your quilt and the colors you chose. Thank you for this special giveaway!

Nena said...

I watch you all the time - over and over - thank you for the giveaway. LOVE your colour selections with this one! Thanks again.

Liz Rehrauer said...

I love that you used solids for this chevron. I can hardly wait for the opportunity to make another of Nancy's quilts. She is amazing.

Janarama said...

Your quilt is stunning; love the colors and the design.

OhioLori said...

What a Gorgeous quilt! Grrrreat use of solids! I rarely use solids much..but you have certainly inspired me! :)

Unknown said...

Love what you did to make it look like chevrons! What a fun book! mbbaker35@yahoo.com

kathy-o said...

LOVE the broken take on Chevron's. And your color choice....oh.my! It's absolutely beautiful! I would love a chance to win Nancy's book. Thanks for the inspiration and post!

JoyceLM said...

Lovely quilt - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

TS Quilter said...

Gorgeous colors in your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

Grace said...

Love it! The solids are great! homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sewgirl said...

What a great idea for quilts. They are fabulous. Love the modern look of your quilt! Thanks for sharing.

nanajsews said...

Love your color combination. A truly beautiful quilt.

WYO Di said...

I'm thinking there will be a column quilt in my future!!

Sherry said...

Oh Wow - your quilt turned out so gorgeous! Nancy's book has me inspired!

Tinliz said...

Your choice and arrangement of colors is fabulous.

PT in SC said...

Wow, your solid combination of fabrics is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love your color selection!

craftygramma said...

I love this quilt in particular! your version is beautiful, although i don't use solids much (kids, grandkids, dogs, cats), i do love that you could and did! thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt in solids! I am always drawn in by cute prints, but really want to try to work in more solids. Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Karen said...

I love the coral and gray you used on this quilt! I have a lot of trouble seeing a pattern and then imagining it in a different palette. Thanks for the inspiration--I forgot how much I love coral :)

karenf said...

Love the modern look of this. Also love the pattern and angles.

Kathy Davis said...

Love the colors in your quilt, so cozy and peaceful.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Wendy said...

Gorgeous quilt! What a great choice of colours

allison pogany said...

Can't wait to try some of Nancy's new patterns!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

Mokki said...

I love the colours in your quilt. It's so bold and striking with solids too!

Ellee said...

What a beautiful quilt! I like you color choices. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Janie said...

Beautiful colors you picked for your quilt. Thanks for the chance.

valeL said...

nice quilt, like the colours

Leslie Bower said...

Love what I can preview of the book. I do a lot of charity quilting for the Santa Train and wounded military men and women. I am always looking for new ideas.

MamaLovesFabric said...

Looks amazing! I would love to win!

Nancy Evans said...

Like your color choices, very calming. It allows a whole different look to the pattern and I also like that you told us what you learned making the pattern. It is helpful to know that there are tips included in the instructions.

kimberj said...

Her column quilts are exactly what I'm looking for to finally make myself a comforter for myself. So far I've given away or sold everything I've ever made.

Carol said...

I think I need to add this book to my must-have list.

Jen Barnard said...

Your quilt looks great, I love the colours you chose.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Joan H. said...

I love the colors in your quilt. The pattern is so uncluttered and appealing.

LeAnne said...

I absolutely love the colors in your quilt. So soothing.

Pamela said...

Jina I love your colour choices - very modern and original. Enjoying the blog tour for Nancy's new book ... some lovely and inspirational quilts.

Sarah said...

Beautiful color choices! sarah@forrussia.org

drmithome said...

Love your color choices

Ilana Joffe said...

Your Chevron quilt is beautiful. I love the colors you chose.

Mary said...

Just goes to show us that you can make beautiful quilts in lots of designs with the right choice of fabrics. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt.

Tina Jeo said...

Beautiful quilt!

patty a. said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Karen Thurn said...

Very nice quilt. Makes me just want to reach in the computer, grab it, and wrap it around myself on this gray dreary fall day. And summer isn't officially over yet. kthurn@bektel.com

batgirl said...

Your quilt is very pretty. I think I could sew one too! Would love to win!

Kathryn said...

I like what you've done with the quilt pattern you chose. Lovely choice of colors.

Christel Janz said...

Love the colors you picked! The book looks so interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

vkh6210 said...

Love this quilt!! Hope I win so I can make one too. Thank you for the giveaway. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

Mom C said...

That is a gorgeous quilt. Love the color combination. Thanks.

Helen said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I'd love to try this pattern.

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Your pinks and grays make a gorgeous chevron quilt. I would be thrilled to win this book, thanks for the chance.

Lori Bain said...

Beautiful! Love the color selection.

Billy'sgirl said...

I love the fabrics and pattern of your quilt.
I've been a fan of Nancy's for 30 years, and have been inspired by all of her books. I would love to win this newest book to add to my collection, and my skills.

Anita C said...

Beautiful colors. Just gave me inspiration for new quilt Thanks!

Ella and Nesta said...

I love how your quilt is modern and soft at the same time, thanks to the colours you chose. I'm always looking for tips on not wasting fabric!

nicolesender said...

Love the colors of your column quilt. Quite lovely!

Carol said...

I love the solids you chose for your quilt. I would love this book -- anything quick is a good thing in my life right now.

Carla H said...

I love the solids and love the colors you put together - looks like a great book and I too love easy fast quilts

RobinH said...

I didn't think I was a fan of modern style quilts, but I should have known it would be Nancy Z who would change my mind!

Adele Bee Ann Patterns said...

Wow! Your quilt is divine!

Karen Propes said...

Thanks for sharing, beautiful quilts I would love to win this book to try some of those quilts. Thanks for the chance,
ncjeepster@aol.com

jbsews said...

Just lovely! And I love anything Nancy does. Always easy and excellent!

Laura R said...

I just love this book!!!!!

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