Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Quilts With An Angle by Shelia Christensen

I met Shelia when I was teaching in New Zealand and I was so happy for her when she told me she was writing a book.  I was excited when her title came across my email from C&T Publishing.  I dropped her a quick email to say congrats and she asked me to participate in the blog hop for her book.  I had already perused the review copy and was impressed.  I always know I'm going to like a book when I find something I can use or things I don't know when I open a book.
I love how this book is organized.  It is everything you would ever want to know about using sixty degree shapes in quilts.  For each shape Shelia goes into great detail about the shape itself, methods for cutting, sewing, and being creative with that shape.  She has these great cutting charts for each shape which I know I will use often. She goes into detail about how to get the most out of your rulers.  I love when there is more than one way to do things and she thinks of everything in this book.


Of course there are great quilts in the book.  These are two of my favorites, Cosmic Rays made from parallelograms and Pot of Gold is in the sixty-degree strip piecing chapter.  


I know you all will love this book and when you get it you're going to learn lots.  I sure did. Go ahead and order it, but if you want to risk it Shelia and C&T Publishing are giving away an ebook.  If you'd like to win just leave a comment and you're entered.  I'll pick the winner at the end of the blog hop.  Please make sure you're not a no-reply blogger.  If you are, be sure to leave your email address in your comment!
Good Luck!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour and enter to win an ebook.

April 21 Kim Moos
April 22 Yvonne Fuchs
April 23 Aurifil
April 24 - You are here!
April 25 Shelia Christensen

The contest is closed and the winner is Linda H.  Congrats Linda.  Shelia will be in touch with your ebook.






51 comments:

Marly said...

This has to be a wonderful resource for piecing the most beautiful quilts. I would love to win a copy!

Kathryn said...

I'd like to try something new. I've never tried this shape. Thanks.

Barbara said...

The Cosmic Rays quilt is so eye-catching! This book would give me the confidence to try making a geometric quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

barbara

northshorequilter(at)gmail(dot)com

Sumac said...

I've read great reviews and seen some nice quilts on this blog hop. I'd love to win this book!

Bec said...

What an awesome book! Maybe I'll get some use out of my 60 degree ruler that I've had for years. LOL I'd love the make the Cosmic Rays quilt.

mumbird3 said...

Great looking quilts! They are inspiring me to try using my 60 degreee rulers! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Lee said...

Looks very interesting!

Doris said...

Thank you for the review, I'm looking at that spread you shared and thinking the same thing about how I can use it for things other than the quilts in this book. And that cover block is fabulous!

Kathleen said...

I think this book is so interesting. I love 60 degree triangles.

Cool Lizzie said...

I've been following this book's blog tour - wonderful designs to contemplate. I also really enjoy your blog - thx for posting!

Lynn said...

This book looks like one I need to own! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Margo Yang said...

This book can be a great resource for quilters. Thanks for a chance to win.

Dagmar T said...

This looks like a great resource for working with triangles, I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

Nancy Gilpin said...

Wow, super excited about such geometric patterns! Would love to have the e-book!

julie said...

Wow! It sounds like just the kind of book that I would love to have because it has lots of resources in addition to great projects.

Unknown said...

This looks like a fun book and a great way to learn new things!

Linda Fleming said...

A wonderful book! Checked it out from our local library - there’s such a variety of beautiful designs to choose from. A new challenge with well written, clear instructions - I’d love to have my own copy.

Laura said...

Looks like a useful book. Thanks for the chance!

Mary said...

This looks like a fun book. Cosmic is a winner.

Lyndalee said...

It looks like I would learn quite a lot from this book. I'd like to win.

Linda H said...

Ooooh, this looks like a fabulous book! Would love to win it, please count me in for eh giveaway! Thanks so much. By the way, I have your book WALK, and I LOVE it! One of the best books ever!!

Nancy D said...

Love the quilts I see in this book! Interesting designs that seem so simple.

Jayne said...

There are so many interesting quilts in this book. It's definitely a winner!

Debbie said...

I'm all for anything that says "foolproof" on the cover.

Sue D said...

I have made 2 quilts from 60 degree triangles made into diamonds, they were fun. This book looks great _ its full of wonderful ideas to make so many different quilts otger than just diamonds!

joolz said...

I'd really love to win this book. I don't normally quilt with too many 'angles' as this book is, but I'd love to give it a whirl!

julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

Sue Rostron said...

The more I read about this book the more I like it. This would be a complete departure for me from what I have done before. I would love to win a copy.

Linda said...

Thanks, I’d love a copy! Looks neat!

Linda Schiffer said...

I have a long-time love for 60 degree designs in quilting. This book looks like a good one to put in my library!

:) Linda (lindaschiffer at me dot com)

Donna said...

This book sounds like a wonderful resource to teach me how to use my angle rulers. Those angle rulers are collecting dust and oh how I love the looks of quilts with angles.
djcutting2(@)gmail(dot)com

Rebecca Buchanan said...

Looks like a phenomenal book and I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity.

Kathy H said...

Angles are shapes I usually avoided but I love the quilts in this book. It looks like there are some great instructions.

tac73 said...

I really would love to see all the projects in this book. Sew inspiring!

LCP said...

Looks like a neat book!
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GranChris said...

Looks like a must have book for the year. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

Lisa Marie said...

I've been following this blog hop, this looks like an interesting book. I also love a book that teaches me something, and one with gorgeous eye candy.

Iquiltalot_fl said...

I have never used my 60 degree ruler and I've had it well over a year, maybe two. I am excited about the tips and patterns. It looks like a fantastic book!

christina said...

The cosmic rays quilt is amazing! Christina (crheb AT yahoo DOT com)

Debbie said...

I have made a very simple triangle quilt, and this book would certainly give me something to challenge myself with. Thank you for featuring it and letting me know about it.

Louise V. said...

I'm up for a challenge...actually 2 challenges...
increased creativity in piecing AND stretched quilting inspiration. Awesome!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

It looks like a great book.

Lynda said...

love the ideas here - this could also be a great jumping off spot for some improve work

Zanymouse said...

I love the idea of new uses for triangles! They add so much movement and interest to a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Peggy S said...

This looks like a book I could really get in to - especially right now, LOL. Thanks for the opportunity!

Laura said...

This book sounds like lots of fun.

Michelle M said...

This book looks like a fantastic resource!

GranChris said...

This looks like a wonderful book. I love all the tips. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

virgdale said...

I really like this book. Will have to purchase if I don't win.

Johanna said...

That looks like such a fun book and I am sure there is much to be learned from it!

Sharlene said...

I'd love to find new ways to use my 60 degree ruler. I'd love a chance to win if I'm no too late.

Nancy said...

I have always been intimidated by 60˚ triangles, but this book is so inspirational that I might finally have the guts to give them a try!