Quilting From Every Angle Blog Tour

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Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a fun mini quilt that is a spin on a beautiful quilt from Nancy Purvis' (Owen's Olivia) new book - Quilting from every angle. Nancy and I have been internet friends since 2012 when we were both part of a new bloggers group, I instantly loved her aesthetic and the fact that we were starting out at the same time doing something we were both passionate about. As soon as Nancy told me she had written a book, I was pretty excited because I knew right away it would be beautiful - and it totally is!

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Before choosing the project I wanted to work on, I had a chance to see them all in person and lucky me - hold all of them at Nancy's schoolhouse at this past quilt market in Houston. They are all amazing in photographs but seeing them in person, the detail of the fabric choices and the quilting made for a serious treat.

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The first of many quilts I plan on making I am sharing with you today, and is a take on the Wayward quilt. This quilt is a fun one because she gives you direction on how to make the wonky triangles and a general idea on how to make it, but gives you a little freedom on how to put it together. When I first saw this I thought about one of Nancy's first patterns, wonky triangles and how much fun those were - and any chance I get to make something wonky I take it ( I have a hard time of letting go of my ruler and directions).
I also saw trees when looking at the quilt, and since it's so close to Christmas, why not make a Christmas tree wall hanging - so off I went!

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Choosing 4 green Kona solids I had in my stash and a nice crisp white cotton I started chopping up fabrics. I wanted to make the trees go from light to dark, like how they might look in the distance. I chose a white backing to represent the snow on the ground so it really can be left out all winter long. This could also be kept out as a permanent wall hanging since the Christmas tree aspect is really just an abstract idea and not what it looks like to every person.

Modern Handcraft // Quilting From Every Angle Blog Hop

Modern Handcraft // Quilting From Every Angle Blog Hop

Modern Handcraft // Quilting From Every Angle Blog Hop

For the size, its a bit smaller than a baby quilt but larger than a mini, just the right size to hang in place of a framed print on my wall at home. I quilted it with white aurifil thread in a matchstick design that I became obsessed with every since my friend Nydia turned me on to it.

Modern Handcraft // Quilting From Every Angle Blog Hop

Some other projects from the book that I cannot wait to make are

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The Sequoia Quilt

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The Fossil Quilt 
Okay, so I KNOW you want your own copy of this book, right? It is available to purchase as a signed copy  HERE or on amazon. ilting-from-every-angle.html

Thanks for stopping by today friends!

-Nicole