Fossil quilt variations || Quilting from every Angle

After I got my advanced copy of the book Quilting from every Angle, I reached out on Instagram asking if anyone would be interested in making a quilt from the book.  I received quite some interest! I wanted to share with you the quilts they made along with my version from the book.

I will be sharing five different quilt patterns from the book with you.  All photography is done by the individual who made the quilt.  Each person chose their fabrics and were permitted to do whatever they liked with the pattern.  I had no say in what they chose to do with it or the colors and fabrics they used.  Basically, I gave them free reign.  It's their quilt anyways, and I wanted it to reflect their own personalities, not mine.  

What is really interesting and nice to see is other people's interpretations of your patterns.  I love seeing a design of mine in a color way I normally would not gravitate towards because it helps me to see how many varieties the design can take, and maybe, it will one day encourage me to branch out of my own comfort zone.  Sometimes, people see things in a way you never could have imagined.  I think that is why I love quilting and art so much.

Quilting from every Angle is a book that shows my love for design.  It is filled with unique and graphic quilts.   I really wanted quilt designs that could appeal to younger and older generations, but my main focus was to grab the attention of quilters who loved graphic design and modern day textile art.  Although all of my quilts are rooted in traditional piecing and shapes, the combination I did with these things makes the patterns stand out and are very graphic.  I hope that you enjoy the quilt patterns I am sharing with you this week.

To get a copy and see updates to the book, please click here.


The first one I want to share with you is called Fossil.  Fossil came about while playing with triangles and moving them around.  The end result looked like a rib cage that was partially unearthed.  When I sketched Fossil, I instinctively knew I wanted the colors to be a fire-y orange red.  Placed on a white background, it created a visually high-impact design.  For the quilting, I echoed the design.  Fossil is a pretty straightforward pattern that is great for advanced beginners.

1.  Nancy Purvis

2.  Ruby Loves Red by Sandra Cassidy

Website: Ruby Loves Red
Instagram: @rubylovesred

3.  Rad and Happy by Tara Larson

Instagram: @radandhappy

4. Sarah Hill

Website: Sarah Lynn Hill
Instagram:  @sarahlynnhill

4.  Factotum of Arts by Michelle Wilkie

Website:  Factotum of Arts
Instagram: @ml_wilkie

Didn't everyone do a good job?  I really appreciate seeing the different versions of these patterns, and I am sure others do too!!  Thank you to all those who contributed.

I will be sharing more patterns over the next two weeks, as well as a blog tour in November that you will not want to miss!

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xx nancy

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1 comment:

  1. These are all so beautiful, and so fun to see the variations!


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