Wednesday, 17 April 2019

"Quilts with an Angle" by Sheila Christensen - plus a giveaway

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sheila Christensen's new book - Quilts with an Angle, published by C and T Publishing.
Keep reading to the end because one lucky reader is going to win an electronic copy of Sheila's book!

I was excited when Sheila told me she was going to write a book.  We share a love of Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner and Alison Glass fabrics (all the bright ones) so I knew Sheila's book would be colourful.

Sheila asked me to test one of the patterns in her book, and in return she's printed my name in the acknowledgments! I can't picture myself writing a book, so this is as close as I'm going to get to being a published author.  I'll take it. 

Here's what I made.  This is Mirror Mirror from Quilts with an Angle:


Isn't the pattern effective? And it was quick to make too because the pieces are much larger than I'm used to dealing with.  The trick is all in the cutting, which is very well explained in the book.

Here's the back view showing off the edge to edge quilting done by Busy Bee Quilt Shop in Wellington, New Zealand.

the back view showing the wavy edge to edge quilting by Busy Bee Quilt Shop
Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Mirror Mirror by Sheila Christensen
Quilted by Busy Bee Quilt Shop
Size: 40.5" x 58"


The full title of Sheila's new book is:
Quilts with an Angle: New Foolproof Grid Method and Easy Strip Cutting; 15 Projects with Triangles, Hexagons, Diamonds and More (A Field Guide)
and it's published by C and T Publishing.



There are seven "lessons" in the book, but there are more than seven patterns because the blocks can be assembled in different ways. The quilt below uses the same blocks as I used in my quilt above.



Here is the original version of Mirror Mirror from the book:


And my cut down version for a single or twin bed:


The book is full of clever patterns and I'm looking forward to making more of them.

If you're in NZ and would like a copy,  you can buy directly from Sheila's shop, Quilters Lane here.
If you're outside NZ, you can ask at your local quilt shop, or buy through Amazon here.
Or, you can follow the blog hop and enter the draw for a free electronic copy on each one of these blogs below.  Yes, there are 10 copies to give away - one at each stop on the blog hop:

April 16th C&T www.ctpub.com/blog
April 17th Wendy Welsh  wendysquiltsandmore.blogspot.com
April 18th Sheila Christensen www.mysteryquilter.com
April 19th Angie Wilson www.gnomeangel.com
April 20th Juliet van der Heijden www.thetartankiwi.com
April 21st Kim Moos www.cottoncuts.com/blog
April 22nd Yvonne Fuchs www.quiltingjetgirl.com
April 23rd Aurifil www.auribuzz.wordpress.com
April 24th Jacquie Gering tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com
April 25th Sheila Christensen www.mysteryquilter.com



To enter my giveaway for a free electronic copy of the book,  just tell me who your favourite fabric designer is, and add your email address if you're a No Reply Blogger.
I'll leave the give away open until the blog tour is over, and draw a name on 26 April.  Good luck everyone.









51 comments:

Sharon Aurora said...

I have no favorite as there are way too many lovely designs by so many.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

me too - I just don't have a favorite as there are so many to choose from - love your version of the quilt and I bet the book is a great one to add to a quilt book library

Marion said...

Kaffe Fassett for me. I love your version of Sheila's Mirror Mirror quilt. The colours are stunning.

Georgia said...

Same here--no favorite fabric designer. I love the old scraps and the new fabrics. The idea of angles in quilt blocks is intriguing.

Tanya said...

I love all fabric the more the scrappier, but i do love the colour saturation of Alison Glass fabrics

Betty P. said...

I can't choose. I love color so any designer who loves color as much as I do.

sam said...

I love so many designers but Tula Pink and Alison Glass are certainly up there in the top ten

suesinger said...

I like kaffe and friends fabrics

babiesdoc said...

I am an Amy Butler lover--- but will have to branch out now that she is no longer designing fabric

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mumbird3 said...

You named all my favs! But I think Tula Pink is sew special - love her images and her sense of humor! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Peggy S said...

Tula Pink & Kaffe (Brandon too) are a tie for me. Thanks for the opportunity! pjschroder@comcast.net

Michelle Churchman said...

Hi Wendy, as I’m no longer quilting, I’m not entering the contest, but wanted to say how awesome it is that you were acknowledged in the book! Very cool!

Gaye said...

Anna Marie Horner at the moment! Love the bold piercing and the complementary quilting design.

Sue D said...

I don't have a favourite designer, I just love fabric!

Maree said...

Lovely version of this quilt with your bright colours. I love so many different designers but at the moment I am really loving fabrics by Guicy Guice.

Vivienne said...

Purchased Alison Glass yesterday, but Kathy Doughty, Anna Maria Horner etc, I’m drawn to, but I just love fabric 👍❤️😀

Wendy said...

My favourinte is Kaffe Fassett

Lisa Marie said...

It's hard to choose just one favorite designer, but I will say that I always like whatever fabrics Zen Chic offers. This looks like an interesting book and your quilt is fabulous!

Linda Fleming said...

Just found this book at or local library - there’s so many wonderful ideas in it... a new challenge!
It’s difficult to choose a fabric designer - Kaffe, Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink are old favorites
but recently I got some fabric from Mr. Domestic that’s just spectacular!

Sherrye said...

I love Christmas fabric but especially Kate Spain's.

Cathy said...

I don't really have a favorite fabric designer. If I have to pick one I guess I'd say Judie Rothermel. I love her reproduction fabrics.

KerryW said...

Ooh...definitely Kaffe for me. Just love those bright colours....so cheerful.

GranChris said...

I don't think I have a favorite. I do love Tula Pink. Her colors are wonderful. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Carolyn Friendlander is one of my favorite fabric designers.

Susan Snooks said...

Your quilt looks wonderful Wendy! Pink and green always look great together! There are so many fantastic fabric designers, its hard to pick one! I love the quirky nature of Heather Ross, Anna Maria Horner's for its vibrancy and spirit and Denyse Schmidt for her traditional fabrics in a modern colour palette!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love the pop of pink in your version - very cool! I love Kate Spain designs (among many others of course!)

Kathy E. said...

Oooh, I love all the angles in these quilt patterns!
I'm not sure I have a favorite, but I do really like Corey Yoder and Allison Glass fabrics!

Jan said...

Much like everyone else, I love all fabric - too much so...... However, I do love Tula Pink and also Jinny Beyer. What I am loving about the blog hop is discovering places I didn't know were here! (Been hiding under a rock!)

sue s said...

One of my favorites is Alison Glass, but I have many tastes in fabric and love some of the repro designers too!

Anne D said...

Tula Pink and Kate Spain are my favourites and I love batiks!

Bec said...

I love so many designers. Some favourites are Tula Pink, Alison Glass, & Heather Ross but really I just love fabric!

Bexter said...

I love Tilda fabrics by Tone Finnager.

jt56 said...

I love your version of the Mirror Mirror Quilt. Hard to pick a favourite but I think Brigitte Heitland would be at the top of my list.

Marly said...

I like Alison Glass fabrics most for bright colours: versatile enough to blend in with other fabric, but Brigitte Heitland (Zen Chic) is my absolute favourite. I like your version of the Mirror, Mirror Quilt but I had to laugh when I saw this post, just after posting to your 19 April Peacock party: same pattern designer, but what a difference in scale!

Farm Quilter said...

So many fabric designers...how could I possibly have a favorite?? I do like Angela Walters fabrics, but there are so many others as well!!

Anita said...

I love all fabric, but if I had to choose just one it would be Kaffe Fassett.
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Maryann Lohmann said...

As quilter's, we all love fabric! I love all the different styles, colors, and the many possibilities available.
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Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting said...

I love your take on the quilt! It's so bright and happy.

My favorite fabrics all seem to come from Island Batik. I think Kathy Engle designs most of their fabrics.

Cool Lizzie said...

Choosing one fabric designer is tough!! I love the Charley Harper prints - not sure that counts, tho! Okay - Denyse Schmidt! love her stuff. Thx for the chance to win this great book!

virgdale said...

I love almost every fabric designer out there. I wish there weren't so many. Too much temptation.

Jayne said...

I love the fabrics you used in the Mirror Mirror quilt. My favourite fabric would be by Kaffe Fassett

Cecilia said...

I have quite a few designers I like, such as Alison Glass, Sweetwater, and Bonnie & Camille. I love the quilts in this book and would love to make them.

Kathleen said...

That is a hard question - but I always return to Kaffe Fassett

kathy slaughter cummings said...

Tula Pink!! Thank you.
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Donna said...

It is difficult to pick a favorite designer, Riley Blake, Zen Chic, Robert Kaufman, I ohh and awe over so many delightful fabrics. Now this book would help me untangle the mystery’s of angles that I so want to make a quilt with.
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Nancy J said...

Island Batik would be my pick, no matter what shade or design, I know there will always be one that will be a delight. I can see the pattern in blues and greens with a dash of purple already.

Sarah J said...

I have a thing for Heather Ross's prints-- her little animals especially!

Cathy C said...

One of my favorites is Maureen Cracknell

Rebecca Buchanan said...

Oh my, a favorite? It's always changing. If I were to judge by how much fabric I own of any one designer, then my favorite would have to be Kaffe Fassett. My taste is eclectic and there are many, many designers who I love. Thank you all and thanks for this wonderful giveaway opportunity!

Debbie said...

I would have to say Kaffe Fasset. Love his bold colours.

Iquiltalot_fl said...

I have never used my 60 degree ruler and finally will! Lately I have been using a lot of solids mostly Kona.