Book Review Tuesday: Quilting from Every Angle

It has been a while since I did a “Book Review Tuesday”, but I have a great reason to resurrect it today.

I am so excited to be the first on Nancy’s blog tour for her new book. Nancy is in our modern quilt guild and inspires our members, all the time with her modern quilts. It is so great, that she can share her talents with a wider audience, through this book.



Title: Quilting from Every Angle
Author: Nancy Purvis
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 978-1-63250-086-1

I was totally inspired by this book. Starting with the first section, which does a great job introducing quilt design and design tools to its readers. I love the idea of creating an inspiration board.

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I seldom pick up a book and find more than 2-3 projects in the book that I just need to make. This book offers so many choices that meet my design aesthetic. The projects are well made to show off their modern design elements – each project highlights the design elements, the color, and the quilting choices.

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Some of my favorite projects in the book are:

  • Fossil #fossilquilt
  • Sequoia #sequoiaquilt
  • Mesa #mesaquilt
  • Four Corners #fourcornersquilt
  • Concordia #concordiaquilt (I think I may make this quilt design into a table runner)
  • Vertebrae #vertebraequilt

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I loved this book and so excited to get time to make more of these projects.  I would recommend it to everyone so it is a 5/5:
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You can purchase a signed copy of Nancy’s book and find the updates to her book on her blog.

My Project

The first project I made from her book, was Fossil. I decided I would make it as mini quilt so I can hang it on my wall at work. I shrunk the HST from 3 1/4 inches unfinished to 2 inches unfinished.  I knew immediately that I wanted to use Alison Glass text print and Alison Glass Handcrafted lines.

The quilt came together quickly. The design offers you several ways in which you can make it your own, either with the fabric selection and/ or quilting.


I tried to pull the colors from the triangles into the binding by using some of the scraps from the HST’s.

Blog Tour

Don’t forget to check out others on her blog tour, she has a great line up.

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
11/27- Spoonflower


WINNER is Sarah who wants to explore negative space. She wrote “I think I need to challenge myself by incorporating negative space in my modern quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!”. We will be sending you an email shortly.


Lastly, Nancy has been kind enough to offer a digital copy of her book as a giveaway. I hope you all can enjoy it and be inspired as much as I am with her book. Just leave a comment below answering “What elements of modern design you would like to try in one of your quilt projects”.

There is a second chance to win if you are a follower, just leave a second comment. A winner will be chosen at random next Tuesday November 17th at 6pm EST.

A disclaimer, all reviews and opinions of the books reviewed will be mine, unless otherwise stated. Please note, I may not respond to all comments due to volume and bandwidth.


60 thoughts on “Book Review Tuesday: Quilting from Every Angle

  1. Jackie carpenter

    I quite like that, although drawing from the same source, your piece is really quite different from the others so far (doing the blog hop backwards 😳) is like to do something with very small improv triangles. Preferably without hacking off all the corners by mistake or carelessness! Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Barbara

    I would like to try something asymmetrical for a quilt design. Another idea is to take traditional block and redesign it in a modern way.

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