Blog Hop, Giveaway, Review

Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop and Giveaway

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!

Court and Spark

Court and Spark

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.

Murano

Murano

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!

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68 thoughts on “Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop and Giveaway

  1. Peggy says:

    I have made a 60 degree quilt once a few years ago. I think my overall technique has improved, so maybe time to try again, as it wasn’t quite 100% correct sized at the end, that first time around.

  2. graymomma13 says:

    have made several 60 degree projects, love to try new things. This looks like a super book

  3. Melanie Call says:

    I’ve made a few quilts with my 60 degree triangle ruler and love them!

  4. Jayne P says:

    I’m working on a 60 degree triangle quilt at the moment and would love the chance to win a copy of this book.

  5. You bet I have! Many of Bethany Reynolds’ Stack n Whack quilt patterns I’ve made have 60 degree triangles and they are a snap to sew and to add to one’s quilting repertoire! This looks like a great book and oh yes swoon on the tables you speak of! What a great idea to include.

  6. Nancy A says:

    I currently have a One Block Wonder quilt on my design wall. It is made using a 60 degree angle. The half hexies are made but have not been sewn into rows yet.

  7. Sarah J says:

    I haven’t given them a try, but I love the way they look!

  8. Cathy Calloway says:

    I started a One Block Wonder once, but stalled out and it sits in my UFO pile now. haven’t done much with triangles since.

  9. Marly says:

    I have made a couple of 60 degree triangle quilts, and have just finished Sheila’s “Mini Wonders” pattern published last year in “Make Modern”. Her instructions were perfect, and it all came together wonderfully. I hope to learn more, and have more wonderful practice material in this book

  10. I haven’t used my 60 degree rulers…yet….

  11. Dagmar T. says:

    I participated in the ZENChic modern triangle quilt along and with it, my first 60 degree quilt. Loved it.

  12. Shawn says:

    This book looks like a fun way to try 60 degree triangle quilts!

  13. I have not previously made a 60° angle quilt, but i’m up for the challenge! Would love to try it. Please count me in for the giveaway opportunity. Thanks!

  14. Kat Scott says:

    I have not sewn a 60* angle quilt but I love all sorts of geometric shapes and would love to try…. with the excellent guidance of this book that is! Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. helen says:

    I’m the person who buys the rulers and then doesn’t know what to do with them. I may have tried 60 or maybe it was 45 blocks using the ruler, but given up! Somehow they seemed to be the mirror image of themselves

  16. Ann says:

    I’m working on a quilt with scrappy 60 degree triangles, looking at the projects in Sheila’s book I’ve got plenty of room for improvement and exploration!

  17. I have made a few triangle quilts and LOVE them – they are so much fun and hers are quite unique! I like that!

  18. Sue Rostron says:

    Go the Kiwis! I met Sheila briefly last weekend at my Quilt Guild exhibition where she was a vendor. I name dropped and said I had seen her book on your blog!

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