Hello and Welcome!
We are so happy to be a part of the celebration for our friend Nancy Zieman’s new book, Quick Column Quilts. This book is a great new take on modern patchwork. Most quilt designs are based on squares, triangles, circles, or a combination of those tricky geometric shapes. That can be incredibly intimidating for beginner quilters. Nancy has come up with an alternative – quilting with columns! This patchwork method is much faster and less complicated, while still giving you a clean, modern design which will look striking on your bed or wall. Modern. Streamlined. Quick. That says it all, doesn’t it?
When reading the book, the Hit and Miss Table Runner really caught my eye. How could it not, with those large-scale hexies. I know what you’re thinking – hexies mean the dreaded Y-seams. Nope, not with this pattern. Here you will create hexagon halves stitched columns. So much easier. Another aspect of this quilt hit me – it’s Crossroads colors! Do you see it? You could recreate this using Midtown Moss, Soft Aqua, Downtown Teal, Metal Grey, Mustard Seed and Weathered Indygo. Solid quilting projects are perfect venues for our Crossroads Denim, especially a table runner that gets a lot of use.
The Tumbling Tumblers Column Quilt is another good project for Crossroads. I love the use of negative space in this design. To recreate the quilt as close to the original as possible, you would use Mustard Seed as the background with French Vanilla, Periwinkle, Cactus Pink, Eggplant and Soft Aqua.
But wouldn’t it be fun to switch it up a little with Soft Aqua in the back combined with White, Charcoal Black, Metal Grey, Downtown Teal, French Vanilla and Sweet Potato? How pretty would that be?
Are you loving these patterns as much as we are? Want to get your hands on a copy of this book – along with a Baby Lock Tempo Sewing Machine, as well as a whole slew of notions, tools and fabrics?? Of course you do! To enter to win this fabulous prize, hop on over to Nancy’s blog and follow the contest instructions. Good Luck!