Quick Column Quilts Book Review and Giveaway

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman. Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Today I’m excited to introduce to you Nancy Zieman’s latest book, Quick Column Quilts! This lovely new book is going to be perfect for those of you that don’t like to spend weeks and weeks on a project. I know for me, one of the reasons I love sewing children’s clothing is that I can finish a detailed piece of clothing in about one day. And I would definitely call myself a ‘finisher’. How about you? I don’t like to have unfinished projects lying around. So if it’s going to take me a long time to get a project completed, I’m more than likely not going to start it in the first place. So when I saw the sub-title for Nancy’s book, ‘Make 12+ Bold & Beautiful Designs in Half the Time’, I was sold!

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman. Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman. Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

The book focuses on column quilts that are easy to assemble even for a beginner quilter. Of course, you can get pretty fancy with the type of quilting that is done once the quilt top is pieced together, but you can also keep in very simple for a more modern approach. The options are endless with the fabrics that you might choose to use. You can certainly use more patterned prints or focus on solids. Whatever your fabric style choice might be, these quilts will take on a personality of their own based on your fabric selection.

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman. Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

My very favorite quilt in the book has to be the ‘Happy-Go-Lucky Chevron Column Quilt’. I can see myself using all sorts of pretty patterned fabrics to create this gorgeous design. It’s simple enough that it won’t take a lot of time, but it appears more complicated with the diagonal chevron style. And did you read the description? ‘No matching necessary – and use only straight stitching!’ Sounds good to me!

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman. Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Here is a picture of the sample quilt from the book. And when I’m not 34 weeks pregnant and have a little more energy, I will definitely be tackling this quilt. I think it looks doable for a garment sewer, like myself.

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman. Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

The book contains beautiful, full-color illustrations for all the steps in the book, making them very easy to follow. I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner, so the more pictures the better!

GIVEAWAY: So how would you like to enter to win your very own copy of ‘Quick Column Quilts‘ by Nancy Zieman? Well, you can enter to win via the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman. Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Nancy Zieman is pleased to announce that 27 bloggers will feature various projects or techniques from Quick Column Quilts, starting September 4 and ending September 17th. Please follow along!

Date Link

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 Designz, Lilac 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 Primitives, Doohikey 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

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13 Comments

  1. Marilyn Menzies says:

    a good quilt for leftover fabric!

  2. Marilyn Menzies says:

    What fun I could have making this!

  3. carolyn white says:

    I love your quick and easy steps to make quilts!

  4. I simply MUST have this book. I can’t tell you how many quilt books I’ve added to my hoard and iPad since we found out #1 grand baby is on the way. I love Nancy. Watched her constantly in the 80s and have loads of her stuff. Thanks for posting this. I’ve really gotten into loving whacky quick quilts…..non traditional in every way. Who knew there was a wild child in me…..LOL Hugs and Love sweet girl!

  5. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so
    I guess I’ll just sum it up what I rote and say,
    I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any tips and hints for novice blog writers?

    I’d really appreciate it.

  6. Traci Powell says:

    Love the chevron quilt and I’m really excited about this book!!! Thanks so much!

  7. I already receive your newsletter. I need this book~ thanks for the chance!

  8. I now really need this book, wish they had last wk at Madison Expo. Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

  9. Love it.

  10. Karen Propes says:

    Thanks for the chance, would love this book.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

  11. Laura Lynch says:

    I’m a little sad that I missed out on the contest :0( . . . I thought we had until Sept 18th??? Great book & love your quilt & colors!

  12. I love the quilt patterns in this book!

  13. nice info..glad to read this in here..thank so much

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