Saturday, January 26, 2019

Blue Columns is finished

I've always wanted to make a column quilt. I loved the ones Nancy Zieman (Sewing with Nancy) made. When I finally started to put one together, I really did NOT like it. Do you remember the column quilt that was just too much?

I took one of the pieces (2 columns) and the same length of some blue fabric. I then cut the blue fabric lengthwise and inserted the columns. I like this MUCH better - Blue Columns it's rather modern looking.
Oops - I just noticed my feet in the picture
The columns have 2 1/2" squares so this quilt used a few squares but not very many. The quilt has Dream Cotton batting. I used a walking foot and machine quilted diagonal lines about 2" apart. The thread is blue variegated #4655 50-weight Aurifil.

This donation quilt is 53" by 57".

The back is Basic Grey seeing stars by Moda. It is orange stars although I think the picture looks more red.

In other news, I finally blocked my cardigan. I took this photo after I removed it from the mat. Now I need cut the front opening. 

This is my first time using steeking so I'm in uncharted territory and hoping all goes well.


  1. Blue columns is a beauty! Love the effect and it is not so busy as to lose the impact of the colors. Great solution for this one.

  2. Yep, love the blue columns. Very striking. Pretty sweater!

  3. I like the modern column look. No clue what steeking is. Good luck.



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