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Be sure to keep reading so you can see which quilt sample I chose to make from Nancy’s AWESOME new book! Drum Roll, Please! …………………………………….
My name is StitchinJenny and this is where I blog about all the fun things I’m doing as an educator at my favorite sewing shop:
Humble Sewing Center/SewVac Outlet
This week, I’m taking part in Nancy Zieman’s Blog Tour to help get the word out about her latest book. Let me tell you, it’s FULL of great quilt projects that will delight the novice to the expert quilter with it’s easy to follow instructions and tips. You are definitely going to want your own copy of this one!
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Enter to Win a FREE Copy of Nancy’s Newest Book!!!
Would you like a chance to win a free copy of Quick Column Quilts? Just leave a comment on this blog post and a random winner will be chosen from the comments at the end of Nancy’s blog tour on Sept. 17th. We will ship your book to you once we receive our copy from the publisher!
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Nancy Zieman will be hosting a grand giveaway of 15 prizes!!! If you would like to enter to win PLEASE follow the instructions below:
Readers must comment on Nancy’s September 4th blog posting to qualify for the giveaways. Click this link and make a comment on her quick column-quilts post. http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/quick-column-quilts/
I chose to make the Happy-Go-Lucky Chevron Column Quilt:
First, I had to decide on which fabrics to use. I got these fun prints from my designer friend, Erin Schlosser.
Then I had to cut the fabrics into strips as directed in the handy dandy instructions.
Next, I sewed the strips together using Nancy’s method to create a staircase effect. This helped eliminate waste when creating the chevron columns…. See next photo for my fabric “Stairs”
Part of my Downstairs Strips! I love those big,colorful flowers….
Once my strips were sewn together, I followed Nancy’s very clear instructions for cutting my “Stairs” into what would become the chevron columns.
My first Chevron column!
Once I had all my chevron columns prepared, I needed to decide on a final layout for my quilt. Preparing the columns was so easy. There’s some cool steps involved that save fabric and give great results.
Next, I stitched the narrow strips in between and around the columns.
I love how this quilt top turned out!
So, I must confess, I’m not done with the final steps such as adding the batting, backing, binding, and actually QUILTING my quilt. (Yes, I’m one of those quilters who loves to make the tops and procrastinates the finishing….)
BUT, I was relieved to see that Nancy included a lot of helpful illustrations and instructions to help newbie quilters like myself get this job done and done WELL! I’m looking forward to finishing this and improving my skills in the process.
If you’d like to see more from Nancy’s Blog Tour, just visit the links below:
Here is a listing of all the wonderful bloggers on the Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour:
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
Thanks for reading!
Jenny Gabriel alter ego: StitchinJenny