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Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Nancy Zieman is hosting a “Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour” and has asked me to participate! Thank you, Nancy, for thinking of me and Quilt in a day. You also nominated me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which Orion and I accepted and did for ALS and MS. You can view our video here.

With my busy schedule, Sue has designed and sewed up the quilt for our Blog Post.

You can read more about Nancy’s new book and the blog hop links on Nancy’s blog post here.

Enjoy the following quilt, made by Sue, in honor of Quick Column Quilts.

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I received a pre-published copy of Nancy’s new book, Quick Column Quilts. I am excited to be asked to make a sample.

I love the tumbler dies from Accuquilt and decided to make a quilt like the one featured on the cover.
I pulled out my two tumbler dies, the large 6 1/2″ Tumbler (55020) and the small 3 1/2″ Tumbler (55015).

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To get the best use of my fabrics for the large Tumbler, I layered four strips, cut 1/2″ wider than the die.

I made my first cut and then turned the fabric strip around so there is very little waste.

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IMG_5407.JPGThe smaller die is designed to cut 3 Tumblers at a time. Both dies include the seam allowances.

After cutting a variety tone on tone fabrics and a Background, I used a flannel board to lay them out.

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IMG_5409.JPGThe quilt sewed together so easily. I love the concept of making columns of patches for the quilt top. There are many quilts presented in the book and are all very interesting. I can’t wait to make another!
The book also did a great job in presenting traditional patches in a modern interpretation.

My quilt top sewed together so nicely since everything was cut with such accuracy. The top finished at 48″ x 56″.

Quilt designed and pieced by Sue Bouchard.

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