Quick Column Quilts!

Nancy Zieman is a sewing and quilting legend!  So when I had the opportunity to get a preview and make a quilt from her new book, Quick Column Quilts, I jumped at the chance!

I had a hard time deciding which of the quilts to make.  Don’t you love the cover quilt with all that great negative space?  After a lot of indecision, I opted to base my design on Nancy’s Floating Squares quilt.

Floating Squares  80″ x 88″

Its blue and white color palette is already totally my style, so I had to think a bit about which fabrics to use.  I was lucky enough to have some fat quarters of Marcia Derse’s new Black + White line (due out in January) and paired that with some gold and mustard solids from my stash.  The crisp black and white against the mellow golds is such a great juxtaposition.  I love the sort of distressed look of the Marcia Derse fabrics – the print in the largest squares makes me think of scarred granite.

I switched the columns around a bit and made a quilt that is about a quarter of the original double bed sized quilt.  It was, as promised, quick to make.  The top, including cutting, only took about four hours and I am not a speedy sewist!

More Black + White on the back!

Straight line quilting or spiral quilting?  I was again afflicted with indecision. I decided on straight lines, but spiral would have been a fun option too.

Quick Column Quilts includes 12 projects and detailed chapters on making column quilts for charities and basic quilt making instructions.  There is a huge giveaway going on as part of the Quick Column Quilts blog tour!  The grand prize is a new Baby Lock Tempo sewing machine!  You could also win a copy of the book or lots of other great sewing items.  Click on over to the main blog tour post and leave a comment to enter.  Good luck!
  • Laura L
    Posted at 08:29h, 14 September Reply

    Two color quilts are so clean & classic! Love your blue & white one with Nancy's pattern.

  • patty a.
    Posted at 18:00h, 11 September Reply

    Love those B&W prints!

  • Mary
    Posted at 15:04h, 11 September Reply

    So many neat designs in this book and thanks for sharing your version.

  • Pamela
    Posted at 07:12h, 11 September Reply

    I do like your take on this quilt – so different from the original in the book. (And looking forward to those Marcia Derse fabrics too – yummy!).

  • Nancy Evans
    Posted at 18:04h, 10 September Reply

    Your color choices work well…….the mustard gold background shows off the black and white prints in a modern yet traditional way.

  • Robin
    Posted at 16:32h, 10 September Reply

    Debbie, really like your color choices and layout. Thanks for the great pattern/book review.

  • OhioLori
    Posted at 03:13h, 10 September Reply

    Loooove this Hop!!! Quilts are Awesome! I am loving this book…is definitely on my Wish List! 🙂

  • Vicki H
    Posted at 00:03h, 10 September Reply

    Looks like a very inspiring book.

  • Rochestergranny3
    Posted at 18:32h, 09 September Reply

    Thrilled about this book.

  • MariQuilts
    Posted at 15:25h, 09 September Reply

    Looks like a great book….love what you have done!!!

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 15:03h, 09 September Reply

    Love your fabric choices, nice combination! Looks like a great book!

  • Julie in WA
    Posted at 14:53h, 09 September Reply

    Whoa! I love the stark contrast between the colors…yellows are the perfect choice to offset the printed fabric. Funny, my monitor makes the black and white look like blue and white, which is really cool too!

  • Tinliz
    Posted at 14:21h, 09 September Reply

    Your background fabric gives a wonderful added dimension to your quilt.

  • Lisa Marie
    Posted at 14:14h, 09 September Reply

    This book looks like it's full of good ideas for quick quilts. Your quilt is very cute, thanks for sharing.

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