I am so excited to be participating in the blog tour for Nancy Zieman. When she asked me to participate I was over the moon. I immediately dived into her book and picked out the perfect project. To be honest there were so many quilts too choose from that is was hard to only choose one.
I decided to choose the pattern called, Wind Chime Column Quilt on page 21. Nancy was inspired by the windchimes that hang off her back deck. And I quote from Nancy, "Just like the real wind chimes, the angled accent pieces move as if gently nudged by a breeze."
You can locate the quilt pattern on page 21. I pieced the quilt by using my fabric line, "Unicorns and Rainbows." I also included some Riley Blake basics and a few solids. I used Vintage White by Riley Blake Designs for my background. Of course, I used my favorite white Aurifil thread.
I love how modern this quilt looks. It's the biggest quilt I have made to date measuring 80" x 88". My quilter, Kayli Taylor did such an amazing job, and I want to thank her for putting her heart and soul into this project. She truly knows how to put the finishing touches on, and if you ever need a quilter she is the one to get. You can find her at her blog called, "Quilt Finishing." She is a member of the Salt Lake City Modern Quilt Guild.
Nancy's instructions were amazing, simple, and very well thought out. Cutting each windchime and background on a 45 degree angle was really run to do, and when you sew it you want to make sure each edge hangs off 1/4 inch like she says in her instructions. When cutting the strips, there was no waste of fabric. I had very little leftover scraps from the quilt, which I love.
She has so many great tips in the back of the book. Simple tips on how to piece your back, how to create the correct amount of binding, how to cut for no waste, and simple saving sewing techniques. I say this book is worth every penny and I highly recommend it. I'm thinking my next quilt I want to try the Happy Go Lucky on page 54.
I know this is an intense post of photos, I just wanted to make sure you could see and capture the beauty of the windchimes and how this is such a modern take on quilting. Nancy Zieman you are amazing and I thank you for inviting me to join on the blog tour. Be sure to check out everyone else!
And before I forget! Nancy said we could give a book away! Please comment to enter in winning your own copy of Quick Column Quilt Blocks Book from Nancy Zieman. Winner will be chosen on September 19th! You have a week, to spread the love. If you want to add in an extra name in the bucket follow me on instagram, facebook and/or twitter if you aren't already!
Nancy Zieman is pleased to announce that 27 bloggers will feature various projects or techniques from Quick Column Quilts, starting September 4 and ending September17th. 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