Today I am sharing a fun mini quilt that is a spin on a beautiful quilt from Nancy Purvis’ (Owen’s Olivia) new book – Quilting from every angle. Nancy and I have been internet friends since 2012 when we were both part of a new bloggers group, I instantly loved her aesthetic and the fact that we were starting out at the same time doing something we were both passionate about. As soon as Nancy told me she had written a book, I was pretty excited because I knew right away it would be beautiful – and it totally is!
Before choosing the project I wanted to work on, I had a chance to see them all in person and lucky me – hold all of them at Nancy’s schoolhouse at this past quilt market in Houston. They are all amazing in photographs but seeing them in person, the detail of the fabric choices and the quilting made for a serious treat.
Choosing 4 green Kona solids I had in my stash and a nice crisp white cotton I started chopping up fabrics. I wanted to make the trees go from light to dark, like how they might look in the distance. I chose a white backing to represent the snow on the ground so it really can be left out all winter long. This could also be kept out as a permanent wall hanging since the Christmas tree aspect is really just an abstract idea and not what it looks like to every person.
Some other projects from the book that I cannot wait to make are
The Sequoia Quilt
11/10- Michelle Wilkie of Factotum of Arts
11/11- Hillary Goodwin of Entropy Always Wins
11/12- Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles
11/13- Anna Graham of Noodlehead
11/16- Rachel McCormack of Wooden Spoon Quilts
11/17- Tara Larson of Rad & Happy
11/18- Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane
11/19- Holly Hughes of Holly Gets Quilty
11/20- Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
11/24- Astrid Slagle of Red Red Completely Red
11/25- Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely
11/26- Christopher Thompson of The Tattooed Quilter
You can find Nancy’s book on Amazon or if you would like to pick up a special signed copy follow the link below. http://owensolivia.blogspot.com/2015/09/quilting-from-every-angle.html
Thanks for stopping by today friends!