Someone once asked Nancy, “Why do you cut perfectly good fabric into pieces just to sew it back together again?” Her answer, “To create great quilt designs!” One of the designers that Nancy had the privilege to work with was Donna Fenske, who shared her latest ideas. The premise of this Sewing With Nancy program is to use a variety of fabric strips to achieve designs that have great visual interest. Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts is a two-part series on Sewing With Nancy.

Horizons Quilt

Horizons is the first featured quilt design. It gives the sense of the colors of the sky either at sunrise or sunset. In part one of Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts, Donna shares how to create strip-sets making this quilt a snap. Watch episode here.

Diamond Spectrum

Choose a variety of batik fabrics with one striking background color and you’re ready to create Donna’s next quilt design, Diamond Spectrum. On this Sewing With Nancy series, you’ll learn how to make a fabric tube from strips of fabric, then creatively cut it into blocks. It’s an impressive design!

Sunset Streams

Many fabrics cut to the same size are all that you’ll need to create our next project, Sunset Streams. Even though simplicity is the key to the process, the final result packs a lot of wow factor. Next, learn Donna’s modern quilt-making techniques on Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts.

Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts Book and DVD

  • Nancy Zieman and guest Donna Fenske demonstrate how to use a variety of fabric strips to effortlessly achieve quilt designs with great visual interest.
  • Learn how to confidently explore the use of color and design while using fabric strips to construct quilt blocks.
  • Discover how fabric and dimension changes within a pattern can produce a quilt with an entirely new look.
  • Book includes six projects.

Watch Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts (Part One) on Sewing With Nancy online.

For a chance to win a copy of the new Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts DVD, from Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment sharing your favorite time of day to sew or quilt.

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway WinnerThe random winner of a Farmhouse Floral Fat Quarter Pack, is Marianne. Her comment was:

Darling idea with beautiful prints such as yours, besides being able to make matching aprons, pot holders and accessories! Theyre much prettier than the crocheted versions I’ve seen.

Farmhouse Florals Fat Quarter Pack by Nancy Zieman for Penny Rose by Riley Blake

Modern Mini Quilt ChallengeBe sure to check out the 2018 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge!

Happy Quilting,

Team Nancy Zieman

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