Quilting From Every Angle Blog Tour

Quilting From Every Angle Blog Tour
November 20, 2015 nicole
In Finished Projects, Holidays, Quilts

Hello friends,

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!

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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.

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The first of many quilts I plan on making I am sharing with you today, and is a take on the Wayward quilt. This quilt is a fun one because she gives you direction on how to make the wonky triangles and a general idea on how to make it, but gives you a little freedom on how to put it together. When I first saw this I thought about one of Nancy’s first patterns, wonky triangles and how much fun those were – and any chance I get to make something wonky I take it ( I have a hard time of letting go of my ruler and directions).
I also saw trees when looking at the quilt, and since it’s so close to Christmas, why not make a Christmas tree wall hanging – so off I went!

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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.

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Modern Handcraft // Quilting From Every Angle Blog Hop

Modern Handcraft // Quilting From Every Angle Blog Hop

For the size, its a bit smaller than a baby quilt but larger than a mini, just the right size to hang in place of a framed print on my wall at home. I quilted it with white aurifil thread in a matchstick design that I became obsessed with every since my friend Nydia turned me on to it.

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Some other projects from the book that I cannot wait to make are

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The Sequoia Quilt

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The Fossil Quilt 
Okay, so I KNOW you want your own copy of this book, right? It is available to purchase as a signed copy  HERE or on amazon. ilting-from-every-angle.html

Thanks for stopping by today friends!



Comments (36)

  1. sharon 3 years ago

    I like sequoia and vertebrae but think your trees are great ! they would also make a great pillow!

  2. Jeifner 3 years ago

    Maybe the vertebrae quilt? There are so many fun ones.

  3. Paula Castro 3 years ago

    I just love your Wayward quilt!

  4. Darcy 3 years ago

    Nicole! This is just stunning. I love your interpretation of her triangles and it’s perfectly Christmassy without being over the top. Serious love.

  5. Gigi Voegeli 3 years ago

    Adore the little triangles. Everything you do is so perfect!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Ella 3 years ago

    I truly think Wayward is my favorite so far.

  7. Kate E. 3 years ago

    My daughter likes Kaleidoscope and and I like Split Decision.

  8. Emilee 3 years ago

    Love your quilt-great Christmas spin on the quilt! My fave is the fossil quilt!!

  9. Jackie 3 years ago

    It would either be Citrus or Wayward for me. And I really like Holly(GetsQuilty)’s Concordia!

  10. Gill 3 years ago

    I love them all – maybe Fossil ??

  11. Barb 3 years ago

    These quilts are so cool! Color block or Brooklyn are my favorites.

  12. Melanie c 3 years ago

    I LOVE how you turned your quilt into one of Christmas Trees!

  13. Jessica F 3 years ago

    How do u pick just one?! Four corners or fossil.

  14. Annette 3 years ago

    Split Decision is very cool!

  15. Oh oh … I’m loving the Citrus Quilt. This sounds like a fabulous book — a great source of inspiration and enough instruction to set us loose to make our own quilty creations.

  16. JessZ 3 years ago

    They’re all beautiful, but the Concordia is my favorite.

  17. Rachel 3 years ago

    I’m most excited about the Mesa quilt!! Love your wonky Christmas trees though. 🙂

  18. Tamie 3 years ago

    I’d love to ty the Wayward pattern.

  19. Wendy 3 years ago

    I love so many of her quilts!! the Desert Blooms Medallion is my favorite, but the Fossil is a beauty also! Love your Christmas tree mini too! Cheers 🙂

  20. Lisa E 3 years ago

    I would pick Concordia or Vertebrae. Thanks!

  21. Pam L. 3 years ago

    I love the Desert Blooms Medallions quilt. And it would be a good challenge for me!

  22. Sylvia Klotz 3 years ago

    I love the Concordia quilt!

  23. Amanda M 3 years ago

    They’re all pretty amazing… I think I’d have to start with the fossil quilt. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  24. Ela 3 years ago

    The Wayward quilt is beautiful!!! And it is so simple….. And these colors….. my favorite. :).

  25. Kelly O. 3 years ago

    I am in love with the vertebrae quilt!

  26. Katherine 3 years ago

    So many gorgeous and inspiring choices! Vertebrae would be at the top of my list and now I want to make your version of Wayward – all those greens are just fabulous. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a copy!

  27. L 3 years ago

    I think this one is my favorite–I’m a sucker for anything with triangles!

  28. Mara 3 years ago

    I like color block!

  29. Veronica 3 years ago

    I love the Citrus Quilt. It looks like something I would make and it’s so colorful.

  30. Jenny 3 years ago

    four corners tops my list!

  31. Kaholly 3 years ago

    The Brooklyn Quilt over at Bijou Lovely is my favorite! This new book is definitely going on my wish list (are you listening, Santa?)

  32. usairdoll 3 years ago

    So many beautiful quilts. One of my favorites is the Sequoia quilt.


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    nicole 3 years ago

    Hi Jessica! I will be emailing you shortly, you win the pdf copy of the book!!! Congrats 🙂

  34. Jessica F 3 years ago

    Thank You!! I’m so thrilled! 😄😃

  35. Michelle 3 years ago

    I am inspired to make Fossil! There are others for sure but first will be fossil. Thank you for the chance to win.

  36. Denise W 3 years ago

    They are all intriguing, with great color choices. I would have to go through the stash to see if what I have fits Sequoia or Wayward. Thanks for sharing!

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