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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? QCQ 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. HitandMiss_flat hexie-quilt 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. Quick-Column-Quilts-71 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? aqua-tumbling 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! QuickColumnQuilts_cover

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Barb Wilson on

love all the quilts

Julie in WA on

Thanks for sharing the excitement for this wonderful quilt book!

Lori Morton on

Absolutely LOVE your Tablerunner!!! & idea for the Column quilt is great one too! thanks for sharing! :)

This book is on my Wish List for sure@!

Karen Thurn on

It’s been fun following this blog and seeing more and more of the book and quilts that are made from it. I enjoy also reading each bloggers ideas and suggestions for color. Your suggestions would be very good too. I’m thinking the hexi quilt is the one I’d like to start with as I’m intrigued how to create the hexi without the Y seam. Thanks for sharing. kthurn@bektel.com

Linda King on

I love all the quilts !!! Especially the Chevron, I starting quilting in 2009, still learning the new techniques. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda King on

I love all the Quilts, especially the Chevron, thanks for the chance to win.

Mary S on

Thanks for sharing about a few of the quilts in the book.

Sheila Stepp on

The more I see, the more I want to do one of these quilts.

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