Quick Column Quilt patterns

This cheerful quilt is created with a quick pattern from a new pattern book from sewing guru Nancy Zieman called Quick Column Quilts.


This new book is exclusively about quilting and features 13 new patterns for quilt designs all created in columns. The linear effect makes the projects quick and gives a modern look to each design. It is also full of well-diagramed instructions and helpful quilting tips and techniques. (Nancy is also the author of my favorite introduction to sewing bookNancy Zieman’s Sewing A to Z.)
This quilt – the Happy-Go-Lucky Chevron quilt – is on my list of new quilts to make. It’s a larger scale design of a really popular trend right now and the instructions are super quick with minimal fabric waste (which are two things I love). 
I made a super quick crib-size quilt top using Nancy’s Original Column Quilt pattern. I love the modern simplicity of the design and it was SO quick and easy to put together. I modified it slightly adding another column and leaving off the borders. 
It’s a great pattern for playing with color and texture – I loved picking out the fabrics for this one. I let a pile of fat quarters I had inspire the colors and then pulled coordinating and contrasting solids to show them off. I’m continuing to push myself out of my primary color palette comfort zone. I’m also proud to say all the fabrics came from the stash! I’m excited to quilt this one – I think straight-line quilting will give some really cool texture to the solids and create a stylin’, modern baby quilt. 

For the next 2 weeks Nancy Zieman is hosting a tour featuring 27 bloggers and their own take on the designs in Quick Column Quilts. I’m really excited to see what these quilters do with these designs. 

09/04/14         Nancy Zieman
09/05/14         Quilt Taffy and Simple Simon & Co.
09/06/14         Diary of a Quilter  and Stitchin Jenny
09/07/14         A Woman a Day  and Craizee Corner                
09/08/14         Jina Barney DesignzLilac Lane Patterns, and Totally Stitchin’ 
09/09/14         Esch House Quilts and The Cottage Mama
09/10/14         Designs in Machine Embroidery and Pat Sloan
09/12/14         Happy Valley PrimitivesDoohikey Designs, and Quilt in a Day
09/13/14         Quilt Dad and Just Arting Around
09/14/14         Lazy Girl Designs and  Marie-Madeline Studio
09/15/14         Always Expect Moore  and Polka Dot Chair
09/16/14         Amy Lou Who Sews and Riley Blake Designs
09/17/14         Indygo Junction and Amy’s Creative Side

Nancy has video links for making Quick Column Quilts as well as hosting a fantastic giveaway (including a sewing machine!) To see the video and to enter the giveaway, visit the Quick Column Quilts introduction post for all of the details.

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    September 6, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Wow I love that one the color choices of the solids are perfect. I am a huge fan of peach and blue/green colors. Your focal pieces pop off the solids wonderfully.

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    Lisa Marie
    September 6, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Your quilt top is very cute! This looks like a fun book.

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    September 6, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Perhaps it is obvious to you but I am curious enough to want to ask which way will you put the straight quilting lines on the baby quilt? Vertical with the design or across it. Perhaps you can see that visualisation is not my forte!

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    Angie Reed
    September 6, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I love this. Great way to use up fabric that receive for charity quilts. Thanks for sharing.<br />

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    Vicki H
    September 6, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Wow, what a cute and I assume quick quilt. I think this book will be on my wish list.

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    Katy Cameron
    September 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Great idea for a quick quilt

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    September 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I&#39;m holding a giveaway for a quilt bundle. No entries so far :)<br />http://butternutstreet.blogspot.com/2014/09/fabric-giveaway-time.html

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    September 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Especially love the quilt in the last picture with the sunburst quilting in the corner! Love it!

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    September 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Looove your quilt top!!! and love this book already!! Definitely on my Wish List now for sure!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    TS Quilter
    September 7, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Gorgeous quilt! This book looks fantastic. Thanks so much!

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    Anne Hayward
    September 7, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Wow what a lovely quilt I love your colour choices, must try to locate this book it looks fabulous quilty hugs

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    September 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I just ordered the book from our library. I think this is a book I would enjoy having. I love your quilt top!

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    DebraKay Neiman
    September 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Amy I love you quilt top, can&#39;t wait to see how you quilt it. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    September 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Love your quilt top – my kind of quilt! Can&#39;t wait to see how you quilt it.

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    WYO Di
    September 9, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Lov&#39;n the teal and reds, such throw back colors!

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    Nancy Evans
    September 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Nice quilt, like your color choices, and even nicer when it all comes from your stash if you are trying to reduce it as I am mine.

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    September 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Your color choices are really great. Thanks for sharing

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    September 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I absolutely love the scrap packs of Liberty fabric. I&#39;ve made the quilt featured on purl bee, and oh my it turned out beautiful. I want to make a quilt using the tana lawn pack:)<br /><br />Lisa

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