Are you ready for a triangle extravaganza? Just when you thought you had seen it all as far as the triangle is concerned, up pops another book with even more ideas for the usage of the humble triangle. This book contains 11 deceptively easy quilts featuring stars, daisies and pinwheels, all with full instructions on how to create complex-looking designs for any size quilt by combining simple shapes like triangles and diamonds. There are also a number of skill-building techniques from strip piecing to the dreaded Y-seam, so here is a good opportunity to extend your repertoire.
(Jennifer Trollope Fabrications Quilting For You, 06/26/12)
Barbara has actually done it again! I enjoyed her first book, Star Struck Quilts, which focused on the eight-pointed Lone Star with a large number of attractive variations. She continues her exploration of geometric designs the use of triangles in another well-written and well-illustrated book, Simply Triangles from C&T Publishing. As the subtitle suggests, the writer provides projects the use of triangles to make stars, daisies (with some clever machine appliqué), and tessellating pinwheels. Simply Triangles has many valuable quilt book features. Basic quilting supplies are sufficient for the projects the use of the provided templates, or two specialty tools that many quilters already own. Detailed instructions for increasingly complex projects include: hints for fabric selection, color value placement, marking, pinning, piecing and pressing. Especially helpful are step by step photographs and illustrations for the continuously dreaded Y-seam and mitered corners. Quilting design suggestions for each project include close-up shots of the writer’s lovely quilting in finished quilts. Barbara Cline’s Simply Triangles is an excellent addition to any quilter’s library as a skill-building resource and source of inspiration for future projects. I am eager to take a look at her method of overlaying netting to add a three-dimensional effect. Even supposing not a book for novice quilters, I would highly recommend this book to all quilters who want to expand their piecing skills, experiment with color values, and make fascinating quilts with a strong geometric remark.
This project book by renowned quilter Barbara Cline features 11 stunning quilts in varying shapes and sizes. She shows you straightforward techniques to make complex-looking designs by combining simple shapes—triangles, trapezoids, diamonds. Plus, you’ll discover how to use color and value to make these quilts glow. Includes skill-building techniques from strip piecing to Y-seams.