I met Sheila Christensen when I participated in the Cotton Cuts mystery charity quilt in 2017. While Sheila, who lives in New Zealand and blogs at Mystery Quilter, loves creating Mystery Quilts, she also owns a quilt shop, teaches, and is also now an author. Today, I am looking forward to introducing you to her first book, Quilts with an Angle.
What I love about Sheila’s approach in Quilts with an Angle is that she walks you through how to use 60-degree lines on your ruler and other 60-degree specialty rulers giving you access and knowledge that you can use with almost any ruler you have in your collection. Sheila opens the door of opportunity to those confident with basic piecing of squares, rectangles, and half-square triangles and gives you the language and tools to piece triangles, hexagons, diamonds and more!
To be perfectly honest, what had me swooning the most are the quick reference charts for cutting based on strip widths and straight rulers. I do love my equilateral triangle calculator, but it does not have the scope of shapes available in this book and reference tables can be used offline! Sheila even has tabulated cutting tables for cutting directional prints. Swoon!
There are 15 quilt patterns to choose from ranging from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced. There is also a discussion on how to design your own 60-degree blocks, for those of us who like to explore new concepts in design as well as piecing.
I’d love to know, have you ever pieced 60-degree shapes? I’m certainly thankful for the tips that Sheila shares in Quilts with an Angle because I know I am going to be more confident the next time I do as a result.
**Note: I try to reply to every comment I receive, but as this is a giveaway post, I may not be able to reply to the large volume of comments.
Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop Schedule
Be sure to visit the rest of the Quilts with an Angle blog hop; there is an ebook giveaway on each day of the hop!
April 16th C&T Publishing
April 17th Wendy Welsh from Wendy’s Quilts and More
April 18th Sheila Christensen from Mystery Quilter
April 19th Angie Wilson from Gnome Angel
April 20th Juliet van der Heijden from The Tartankiwi
April 21st Kim Moos from Cotton Cuts
April 22nd Yvonne Fuchs from Quilting Jetgirl <– You are here!
April 23rd Aurifil Auribuzz
April 24th Jacquie Gering from Tall Grass Prairie Studio
April 25th Sheila Christensen from Mystery Quilter
Quilts with an Angle ebook Giveaway
Official Rules: The giveaway is open from April 22nd at midnight Eastern through April 24th at 9pm Eastern. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to be eligible to win a digital ebook of Quilts with an Angle. By entering to win, you acknowledge you are 18 years or older. International entries are welcome. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. If the winner does not respond to the email within 48 hours, a new winner will be picked. Good luck!