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. shoshana vogel says:

    yes, i learned how to use a 60 degree ruler and love it!!!

  2. Lisa says:

    I haven’t actually finished anything with a 60 degree angle, but I have tried it out, and really like the look of it! (It was just too time-consuming for the project at the time.)

  3. JoyceLM says:

    I have used by 60 degree ruler before to make a triangles. Thanks.

  4. vmccagg says:

    I have a 60 degree ruler and have never used it! I’d love to get some ideas for it. Thanks.

  5. Shawn says:

    No I have the ruler but am a bit confused to try to use it

  6. I made a Tumbling Blocks quilt many years ago, but that was with a special template that used 60 degree shapes. I would love to learn some more efficient techniques!

  7. Miriam says:

    Yvonne–I thoroughly enjoy any 60° projects from string stars, one block wonders and any diamonds. Court and Spark in your photos has really caught my eye! Love the contrast and how it looks faceted.

  8. Sue says:

    I haven’t done anything with 60 degree triangles, yet.

  9. Betsy Lewis says:

    I have never ventured into making 60 degree triangles. Looks complicated but interesting.

  10. Pamela Reim says:

    Made a small lone star quilt once using 60 deg angles but that was it so far! Looks like a very good resource book.

  11. Kelly O. says:

    I haven’t worked with 60 degree angles however i have a ruler to do so and I hope to try it soon. I sure do like the look of triangle quilts! The quilts in this book look very intricate!

  12. lewisnancy54 says:

    I have pieced 60 degree angles, and loved doing it. I like the designs that you can make with this angle.

  13. I did make a mug rug once using 60 deg triangles… it wasn’t my favourite shape to piece, but it does look pretty great!

  14. This looks like such a fun book! I love that she gives you tools to build on rather than just patterns. And the quilts look so bright and happy!

  15. sharon says:

    I have soo many rulers that I don’t use unfortunately my 60 degree is one– but I want to make a thousand pyramid quilt and would love to take a look at this book

  16. Michele W says:

    I have not tried 60 degree triangles yet but it is on my list. I have purchased the ruler! Step 1 is complete.

  17. I have used 60 degree rulers and love them. I don’t vary much from the pattern so the availability of the tables sounds really helpful!

  18. Yes, I’ve done several quilts with 60 degree angles. I love how they look, although they do seem to be a bit more work. (I logged into the Rafflecopter with louise.hornor@yahoo.com but am using my gmail address to leave this comment.)

  19. Susanbk says:

    I’ve worked with 60-degree triangles before, but this book looks like it opens up new possibilities. Thanks for such a thorough review, Yvonne, including just how it seemed helpful to you. Good to know!

  20. Laura M says:

    I have worked with 60 degree triangles. It would be fun to explore further with the ideas in this book.

  21. coollizzie says:

    Once many, many years ago, before rotary cutters and rulers, I handcut, using cardboard templates, 60° triangles which weren’t as precise as I wanted, even then! I still have those in a box – my oldest WIP! haa!

  22. Angles are my favorite thing. That black and white triangle hexagon is truly amazing.

  23. Rochelle Summers says:

    I have. I use the angle on my all purpose 8 1/2″ x 24″ ruler. I like the looks of these quilts and would make one (eventually).

  24. Lynda H says:

    yes I have – love the different looks you can get with angles

  25. sgrehome says:

    I’m a One Block Wonder and Stack’n’Whack junky, so yes, I’ve pieced with 60 degree triangles. I’ve used the 60 degree triangle ruler to make table runners from border stripes. I’m excited to see what Sheila has to contribute to this genre.

  26. No… but I have 2 amazing patterns I want to make!! Thank you.

  27. Donna W says:

    I have used the 60 degree ruler and it was a lot of fun.

  28. Andrea says:

    Never used a 60° ruler.

  29. Noreen says:

    I have used a 60 degree ruler!

  30. wannajava says:

    The 60 degree angle or any angle is something that I would like to learn more about before I venture into sewing an angle quilt. The design options look amazing. I want to make lots quilts and need to try so many new methods.

  31. Looks like a super fun and creative new book.

    BTW – I also follow you via My List of Creative Blogs at http://mycreativebloglist.blogspot.com/

  32. JC says:

    Yes. Diamonds, equilateral triangles, hexagons. They’re all fun to work with. This book looks like it has some great ideas!

  33. Yes, I made a hexagon wall hanging, and they all went together easily, but the size was large/ A special ruler would have made it a lot easier.

  34. suzanprincess says:

    I have not done any 60 degree angles–yet! I do love angles, so the book could be a big help in getting some made.

  35. bewtjwgmailcom says:

    I have but could use some help

  36. Kathryn Laposata says:

    No, I have not.

  37. Yes but I need more practice!

  38. patty says:

    I made one which was Christmas themed. Perhaps time to do another!

  39. Laura says:

    Nope, never. But i want to try!

  40. Marty Askins says:

    No I have not, but I would love to learn how to.

  41. Yvonne Cox says:

    I’ve used my 60 degree to make several table toppers and a couple quilts. They all go together so fast and easy to do.

  42. Sandy Allen says:

    Yes, I have made a baby quilt with 60 degree triangles and several quit blocks for a sampler quilt that have them

  43. Sue Davies says:

    Yes I have and once you get used to the angles it is fun!

  44. Melody Lutz says:

    I have not…until last week! A specialty ruler is a major plus!!!

  45. Becky Banet says:

    I have not made a quilt with 60 degree shapes. I have a 60 degree ruler, but haven’t used it yet. This book looks awesome and has some cool quilts in it. I’d like to try a couple of them, myself.

  46. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    Yes, and right now I am finishing a kaleidoscope “Yenter” design. Lots of fun Kathy in colo

  47. Janet T says:

    I have made a couple quilts using 60 degrees, but had trouble with the last one. Could not keep the bottom/top of row straight.

  48. Pat says:

    Looks like a really good book. I like to cut 60 degree angles and have made several quilts with the,. I am always looking to learn new techniques and make new patterns. Thanks for sharing … 🙂 Pat

  49. Christi says:

    I have but it’s been awhile. Now I have been inspired to create again.

  50. Patricia Dawe says:

    I have done several ” One Block Wonder” projects which is totally done with angles.
    I’d be really interested in exploring this book.

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