Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour

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.


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).


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.


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.


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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10 Responses to “Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour”

  1. Nancy says:

    Great tool to have…….lovely color choices and, as you said, a traditional block looking very modern!

  2. Julie in WA says:

    Your interpretation of this pattern is wonderful…you chose excellent colors!

  3. Vicki H says:

    I like the bright colors you used in your quilt.

  4. Sheila Stepp says:

    This is one I will have to try.

  5. Sheila Stepp says:

    Love the quilt. I will do this one for sure!

  6. Lori Morton says:

    Looove your Quilt!! The Accuquilt tumbler dies are grrrreat to have used! I have a Go!Baby…so have only the Small Tumbler Die….might still make a cool small quilt…but also have n acrylic Tumbler template I could use for the bigger one. Just really love this quilt! lol On my Gotta Make One list…

  7. Laura Lynch says:

    Sue’s quilt turned out so great! I never thought about using the Accu-Quilt with this book! Great idea! The book looks like it would be a great, quick quilt for some of my charity quilts!

  8. Mary S says:

    Thanks for sharing and making the quilt for Eleanor. The colors look great!

  9. Karen says:

    Lovely version of the cover quilt. I will have to cut my own tumbler blocks, but it looks as though they will piece together easily.
    I’m thinking of using a medium gray background, with pastel solids in pink a and purples. This pattern is inspiring, especially since it goes together so quickly.

  10. patty says:

    Your quilt top turned out lovely!