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book review: quilting from every angle...

nancy purvis of owens oliva and i met, like most of us, through instagram.  i immediately feel in love with her modern style.  her quilts, while simple, are quite beautiful.  as soon as i heard she had a book coming out, i knew it would be just as amazing!

quilting from every angle:  16 geometric designs (get your very own signed copy from Nancy here or from Interweave/F+W here) features 16 totally tubular projects and includes sections on inspired quilting and tips for piecing and pressing.  i really enjoyed reading the section on inspired quilting where nancy shares her best practices for designing quilts, especially those in the book.  

the tips through-out the book stand out on their own without getting lost in the instructions.  i also love that she includes a hashtag for each quilt so you can easily track down your favorites and see the various versions others are making.

most of you know that i'm a huge fan of mini quilts and two of nancy's quilts:  stones and kaleidoscope are my favorites.  check out Hillary's awesome bag made with the stones pattern!  it's so cool!

i decided to make my own version of nancy's stones quilt using carolyn friedlander's carkai fabric collection from robert kaufman.  nancy taught me how to make the perfect wonky star and now i'm obsessed with these stones!  they're so cool, perfect for any small print collection!

there are so many awesome projects in her debut book that you won't be disappointed!  walk, skip, or run to buy your own copy today!

you can win your own copy of nancy's book!  yippee!  check out #quiltingfromeveryangle on instagram or through the other talented bloggers below and tell me which quilt your most excited about.  i'll pick a winner on 12/1.

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- Art Gallery Fabrics and Jesse Maloney of Art School Dropout

11/24- Astrid Slagle of Red Red Completely Red

11/25- Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely

11/27- Spoonflower

(photos from the book are used by permission from Interweave/F+W)

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