Quilting From Every Angle and Nancy Purvis

Hello friends! I have something super exciting to share with you today. Do you know Nancy Purvis, aka Owen’s Olivia? You really should–I know I have written about her before and she is one of my long standing quilting crushes. Everything she makes is modern and edgy and she has this amazing talent for balancing color and pattern to create movement and structure in her quilts. This lady right here just released her very first quilting book!
Quilting from Every Angle: 16 Geometric Designs By Nancy Purvis Interweave/F+W; http://bit.ly/1jw4098

Quilting from Every Angle: 16 Geometric Designs
By Nancy Purvis

I actually got to piece one of the quilt tops for her book and I can honestly say that this book is totally my jam. Just the right kind of modern, with patterns that look different with every fabric selection without losing Nancy’s signature modern style. So. Good. Just look at what I am talking about:
brooklyn quilt owens olivia 1


concordia quilt owen's olivia 2


fossil quilt owen's olivia quilting from every angle


vertebrae quilt owen's olivia 1

Vertebrae (This is the top I pieced! How bananas is that?!)

I mean, her work totally speaks for itself, right?
I was crazy excited when Nancy asked if I would make a project from the book to share for her book blog tour (yes, yes, a thousand times yes!) and since I am completely smitten with the Concordia quilt I knew I had to have one for myself.
concordia quilt hollygetsquilty.com
This was my first time sewing with Andover’s chambray, and while it is super dreamy to work with, and waaaaaay less fussy than Essex, it wrinkles like CRAZY. I’m hoping once it is quilted and washed it will soften up, because no matter how much I ironed I could not get it flat. Just in case you were wondering.
hollygetsquilty.com concordia quilt
Nancy’s version is stunning in monochrome, but I wanted to play with a serious punch of color this time. I picked a yummy Andover chambray for the background, a black and white print from Carolyn’s Friendlander’s line Doe, and some kick-you-in-the-face Kona Wasabi for the bars.
I’m. In. Love. This pattern is foundation paper pieced to make the precise piecing easier and accurate–those bar sections finish at 1/4″ wide!
hollygetsquilty.com concordia quilt
Nancy’s patterns are straightforward with detailed cutting lists (this is important if you don’t like to math. Like me.) Reading her book is easy and approachable in style. She is a down to earth lady and that comes across in her writing–I love that. I have a few more quilts bookmarked already, and Gary still says his all-time favorite quilt top I have made is the Vertabrae top I pieced for the book. It is so hard to find designs that can feel masculine and edgy, but this book is full of them from cover to cover, which really makes this book a must buy!
hollygetsquilty.com concordia 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, and for one of you lucky readers, Interweave has offered up a sweet copy for you to win!
To enter, check out more of Nancy’s quilts by searching the #quiltingfromeveryangle hashtag on Instagram, or checking out more projects from the other makers on the blog tour (links below) and tell me which quilt you are most excited about! That’s it!
CONGRATULATIONS to Kelsey! Please contact me at hollygetsquilty@gmail.com to claim your copy!
Special thanks to Nancy Purvis and Interweave for hosting the giveaway!
11/10- Michelle Wilkie of Factotum of Arts
11/11- Hillary Goodwin of Entropy Always Wins
11/12- Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles
11/13- Anna Graham of Noodlehead
11/16- Rachel McCormack of Wooden Spoon Quilts
11/17- Tara Larson of Rad & Happy 
11/18- Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane
11/19- Holly Hughes of Holly Gets Quilty
11/20- Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
11/23- Pat Bravo of Pat Bravo Fabric Design and Jesse Maloney of Art School Dropout
11/24- Astrid Slagle of Red Red Completely Red
11/25- Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely
11/26- Christopher Thompson of The Tattooed Quilter
***There are a few post-publishing corrections to some of the patterns, but no worries, HERE is a handy link to the erratta!***
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53 Responses to Quilting From Every Angle and Nancy Purvis

  1. Lindsey says:

    Promise – not just saying this, but the vertebrae quilt is definitely my favorite from the book. It is so fun and interesting to look at, but still has a clean and simple look to it.

  2. Emma says:

    I love the Vertebrae quilt also! I really enjoy your solid version and I think it would be interesting to try in tonal prints as well.

  3. Kathy M says:

    Yesterday I had a different favorite, but today it’s Concordia! I love how you show what a print lover can do with these modern gems!

  4. Katherine says:

    Wow. I must live under a rock as I wasn’t familiar with Nancy’s work – wandered over here thanks to someone sharing your version of Vertebrae on Pinterest. Totally smitten with these striking modern designs. Looks like a fantastic book full of inspiring designs! Currently crushing on Vertebrae, but Concordia is also calling me…. ;o)

  5. Cristy says:

    I LOVE this quilt! The lines and sharp angles are so edgy and fierce! The Kona wasabi is just perfect for that extra punch.

  6. JessZ says:

    I’m smitten with the Concordia quilt!! I love the chambray with Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe.

  7. Kelsey says:

    Picking a favorite from this book is a tough sell, but right now I am also head over heels for Concordia! Although, the Mesa quilt is a close second. So tough. So many good patterns! I love the colors you chose for your Concordia quilt. It is beautifully modern and chic.

  8. Veronica says:

    I love the citrus quilt. It’s definitely something like I would make. I do like the other quilts in the book, too, because I love all kinds of triangles, but the citrus quilt is my favorite.

  9. Margaret says:

    I love the Vertebrae, Citrus and Concordia quilts, among others.

  10. sharon says:

    it really looks like vertebrae
    very cool.

  11. sharon says:

    I would probably make vertebrae or sequoia I saw sequoia on another blog made in pale pink and it was amazing and much different just by the use of a soft color
    thank you for the giveaway

  12. Gigi Voegeli says:

    I love the little minimalist triangle quilt!

  13. kimberlier says:

    I love the Vertebrae quilt! Thanks for previewing this book. It really looks like one that I’d like to own.

  14. Beth says:

    The Concordia really is such a great concept and the grey background is beautiful!

  15. Ella says:

    I really like the Wayward quilt.

  16. Emilee says:

    I love so many, but fossil is my fave!

  17. Jackie says:

    Your interpretation of the Concordia must certainly make the author just beam with pride! Well done! I would probably try Wayward for my first go.

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  18. Gill says:

    I’ve loved all the quilts I’ve seen so far but Vertebrae and concordia are my favourites!!

  19. Nathalie says:

    I just love the Desert blooms medallion quilt! It looks like a different quilt depending on the quilter who made it.

  20. Daphna Epstein says:

    I stopped in my tracks when I first saw citrus quilt. So fun, edgy and elegant!

  21. Jenybeth Durand says:

    Four Corners is by far my favorite but all of these quilts are stellar.

  22. Jessica F says:

    Four Corners!! Need something that uses two main colors bc my son only wants orange and green in his quilt.

  23. Tamie says:

    I like several of them. Citrus looks like a fun one to try.

  24. Amanda M says:

    So many amazing quilts! I love the citrus quilt, looks like a great stash-buster 🙂

  25. Yvonne says:

    Love Concordia! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  26. Kelly O. says:

    I love the Vertebrae quilt!

  27. Wyna says:

    I love the concordia quilt

  28. I’m crazy about the citrus quilt!

  29. Lisa Burger says:

    What great creations! I would make the Brooklyn quilt! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Xo

  30. elsa says:

    There are so many lovely quilts from this book ~ it was hard to choose. I love paper piecing and Split Decision is my favorite with Concordia a favorite second!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway ~ this book looks so fab!

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  31. All of your quilts are so beautiful and perfect! I would make the stone quilt first. I love the organic look of the stones, so fun.

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  32. I can’t wait to make Concordia love the Doe & Wasabi!

  33. janet moilanen says:

    I think ‘Vertebrae’ is great – so strong! The book looks amazing!

  34. Melanie Gradwohl says:

    I love the Concordia. I love Wasabi and Carolyn Friedlander. Your Chambray looks beautiful too. I can’t wait to see how you quilt it!

  35. Wendy Bermingham says:

    All the quilts are spectacular, but the one I would probably make first would be Concordia! Love the geese and lines-totally amazing!

  36. jenny says:

    i just love Four Corners…all those HSTs!!!! love!

  37. Sarah says:

    I love the Sequoia quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

  38. Emily E says:

    I would love to make the Brooklyn Quilt! It speaks to my style 🙂

  39. usairdoll says:

    So many georgeous quilts! One of my favorites is the Sequoia quilt.


  40. Laurie Hellewell says:

    I am definitely going to make Concordia and Fossil. They all look wonderful!!

  41. Michelle says:

    I most definitely want to make the Fossil quilt! Thank you for the chance to win!

  42. Sue S Larkin says:

    I made your Sequoia quilt. I have your book. The colors I used in it were black, dark gray, light gray, and white. I adapted this quilt to fit a full size bed. Turned out beautiful and fabulous. My long-arm quilter friend quilted it with “pick up sticks” scheme (loss for correct word here). Thanks

  43. Sue S Larkin says:

    I have your book. I want to make the Desert Bloom Medallion quilt. Btw, I love your book, Quilting With Angles. My question is this: What fabric collections ( you said you used more than one) did you use for this quilt? Thanks.

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