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
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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
***GIVEAWAY CLOSED ***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your copy!
Special thanks to Nancy Purvis and Interweave for hosting the giveaway!
***There are a few post-publishing corrections to some of the patterns, but no worries, HERE
is a handy link to the erratta!***