2/17/2016

QFEA Book Sale!

To celebrate my first QuiltCon experience, I am offering a sale on my book, Quilting from every Angle!  Happy day!  Please take advantage of this sale, especially if my book has been on your wish list!   The sale will end Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2016.   Please purchase by using the Buy Now button below on this page to receive your discount.  If you accidentally purchase through my other link, I will refund you the difference.  :) Each copy will be signed, and if you want it addressed to a specific person, please include that in the info to seller.  Your book will ship once I am back from QuiltCon.  Thank you all for your support!

Have a wonderful weekend!

xx nancy



Quilting from every Angle features 16 geometric quilt designs and will be a great companion to your quilt book library.

  • Perfect for advanced beginner with basic quilting knowledge to intermediate quilters.
  • Perfect for anyone looking for high-impact designs with a modern flair.
  • Perfect mix of minimal and all over designs.
  • 3 mini quilts and 13 baby to large throw size quilts.
  • Covers half-square triangles, half-rectangle triangles, flying geese, paper piecing, y-seams, improvisational piecing, and appliqué.  
  • Introduction to glue basting

Autographed book is $20 plus shipping.  (Normally $25)
Thank you for all that purchased a copy of my book!  Thanks for making it a success!


2/10/2016

1981 Quilt





Hello!  I wanted to share with you my quilt top that I had recently completed and entered into QuiltCon West 2016.  I had sketched out the bones of this design back in the fall of 2014.  It was incomplete but mostly it was just a starting point.   Just something for me to reference back to in case I ever felt inspired to finish it.  Since inspiration never came, I decided it would be best to make this as a sampler, so I could see what it would like look as a quilt top.   The majority of this quilt was improvised.  I wasn't sure which shapes would be which colors, and since the design was not complete, I wasn't even sure what the final product was going to look like.  It helped that I chose a cohesive palette.

I originally was going to frame it in black and then place a white border around that before binding it.  This was not planned and was not decided upon until I reached that point in the decision process.  When I had completed the binding, the white border did not include the black pluses in the corners.  I reached out to Instagram, and a lovely bunch of people suggested it.  Thank you if you were one of those who suggested black pluses because it came out fabulous.  I had also thought about incorporating 1981 somewhere in the quilt, but that never happened.



To balance out the large negative spaces of color, I added a strip of small piecing in the upper left corner, and to balance that out, I added the four triangles in the bottom right corner.



I would love to make this a bigger version as this only measures 39" x 42".



The biggest crime and mistake I made with this quilt was not entering it to be judged at QuiltCon West.  I only entered it.  I still beat myself up about it, but the reason I didn't get it judged was because I felt that I would be critiqued harshly on my hand stitching.  It's definitely not perfect, but I think that is what lends beautifully to the handmade look.  It is handmade.  I don't know why I ever listened to that little devil inside of me.

Why 1981?  This quilt is a dedication to my creative life and journey.  I love making things, and I hope it shows.

I had a few people say it reminds them of certain artists.  Some I have never heard of like Charley Parker and Mondrian.   Others, like Picasso, I do know.   But none of these artists were in mind during the making of this.  It literally was a sit down and draw, let's pull out some fabric, and let's-hope-for-the-best kind of quilt making.  So it all worked out in my favor in the end, and I couldn't be more thankful.

It makes me so happy when I look at it.  :)

xx nancy

One year ago:  Birchen Quilt top
Two years ago: Crafty Travelers Series
Three years ago: Creating with the Stars
Four years ago: Fabric Birds

I have a book!




1/17/2016

American Patchwork and Quilting Radio Podcast



Hello!  I wanted to let you know that I will on the American Patchwork and Quilting Radio show Monday, Jan. 18th, 2016 at 4 pm EST.  I hope you will tune in to hear a few of my thoughts as Pat Sloan picks my brain about my work and book.  :)

To listen, click here.

xx nancy
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