Riversdale Retreat

I had a lovely weekend teaching my Triangle Block Party class to the ladies of my local quilt guilt, Wairarapa Quilters. For the first time we stayed at Waimanaaki, a great venue at Riversdale Beach for groups to stay at.

Half of the class decided to make the Modern Triangle Sampler quilt, and half worked on smaller blocks to make a table runner. We soon had a full design wall.

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The students did a fantastic job and worked hard all weekend as well as having lots of fun with beach-themed dressing up, quizzes and lots of eating!

Here's Rosie with her quilt blocks, trying to get everything in the picture

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Adie made all these blocks in the two days

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I loved Sue's use of Alison Glass Sunprints light for her backgrounds

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Kattrina was using Karen Lewis Wayside fabric to make her runner

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While Martina went for a bold modern look

 

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We also designed a brand new block, especially for the Wairarapa Quilters

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I love teaching this class and seeing my students realise how easy these blocks are to make!

You can buy the pattern here

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Riversdale Retreat

I had a lovely weekend teaching my Triangle Block Party class to the ladies of my local quilt guilt, Wairarapa Quilters. For the first time we stayed at Waimanaaki, a great venue at Riversdale Beach for groups to stay at.

Half of the class decided to make the Modern Triangle Sampler quilt, and half worked on smaller blocks to make a table runner. We soon had a full design wall.

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The students did a fantastic job and worked hard all weekend as well as having lots of fun with beach-themed dressing up, quizzes and lots of eating!

Here's Rosie with her quilt blocks, trying to get everything in the picture

IMG_2208

Adie made all these blocks in the two days

IMG_2200

I loved Sue's use of Alison Glass Sunprints light for her backgrounds

IMG_2188

Kattrina was using Karen Lewis Wayside fabric to make her runner

IMG_2194 IMG_2195

While Martina went for a bold modern look

 

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We also designed a brand new block, especially for the Wairarapa Quilters

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I love teaching this class and seeing my students realise how easy these blocks are to make!

You can buy the pattern here

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It's a wrap!

Thank you to everyone who has been following the blog hop for Quilts with an Angle, and thank you to my fellow bloggers for all their work writing reviews.

I hope that you have learned some more about the book and my triangle grid patchwork technique.

If you haven't yet, do visit all of the blogs listed below to see what they have to say!

 

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As you have seen, Quilts with an Angle is full of interesting projects to make, with 15 quilts in total. But not just that, I included lots of tips and techniques for piecing 60 degree shapes and also tables for cutting the different shapes with a triangle ruler - who knew you could cut a hexagon with just two cuts?

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So whether you are a beginner, scared of triangles, or want to extend your techniques, there is something for you. I hope you enjoy the book and try some of the projects, and I would love to see what you make!

You can post photos of your work in my facebook group, Sheila Christensen's Triangle Quilters. Join here.

 

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 YOU ARE HERE

 

To be in with a chance to win a digital copy of Quilts with and Angle, enter the prize draw here.

This draw closes on April 29th. Winner will be notified by email.

 


Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop Day Three

Welcome to day three of the Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop.

Today I thought I would tell you about the class I taught last week in my shop, Quilters' Lane. We were making the Pot of Gold quilt from the Strip Piecing chapter of the book.

 

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My version of this quilt was made using all Tula Pink fabrics. I love the vibrant colours and the way the patterns can be used to create different effects. Look at the green block in the middle of the photo above - the fabric that varies from light to dark creates a really fun effect. I also love the spots, they break up the overall design and give you a little surprise. Varying the colours you pick for each row also gives more interest, here I combined yellows and oranges together.

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The students in class all chose different fabrics to make their quilts. Some picked vibrant colours with lots of pattern. We started the class with a lesson in fussy cutting - you can find out how I fussy cut my pieces in the book.

 

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Don't those zigzags look amazing?

Sometimes, mixing strips from adjacent rows can add lots of interest.

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Kaffe Fassett fabrics work really nicely in this quilt, and combining large prints with geometrics gives lots of interest.

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You can also soften the palette, this one is all in pinks, purples and blues

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You could even go completely pastel and make a really sweet and pretty version.

 

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No matter what colours you choose, this quilt is loads of fun to make.

 

There are three different quilts in the strip piecing chapter, why not give them a go? I would love to see what you come up with!

You can enter to win an ebook of Quilts with an Angle by clicking the link below.

 

Make sure you visit the rest of the stops on my blog hop:

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

 

You can also follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mysteryquilter and on Instagram @mysteryquilter

 

Enter the prize draw here

By entering you agree to receive email updates on my blog. You can unsubscribe at any time. Entries close on April 28th, the winner will be notified by email


Blog Hop starts tomorrow

I am so excited to be hosting my Quilts with an Angle blog hop, starting Tuesday April 16th (US time).

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Follow the Blog Hop to read all about my book, and enter the prize draw at each blog for a chance to win an ebook copy.

 

Here is the timetable for the Blog Hop. Follow these blogs, enter the prize draws and have fun!

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

 

Sheila


Where it all started

I'm so excited to announce the re-launch of my Modern Triangle Sampler pattern. It's been an amazing journey since I made the original quilt. It prompted me to write my book, has appeared at Quiltcon and has given me many happy hours of teaching students how to do triangle patchwork.

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Since I wrote the original pattern I have figured out new ways to make the cutting easier, and I wanted to share these with you, so I have re-written the instructions in easy to follow step by step format complete with colour illustrations. My friend Kristy at Page and Pixel has done an amazing job on the design and layout.

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The new pattern is now available in my payhip store as a pdf download, and I will will have printed copies available soon. If you haven't tried triangle patchwork yet now is a great time to have a go!

 

As a special offer for my blog followers, you can get 25% off this pattern until the end of April. Just enter the coupon code mysteryquilter

 

BUY NOW

 

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Symposium 2019

I am really excited to be teaching at the Quilt Symposium this October.

I am offering two classes;

Shapes with an Angle is an in-depth, 3 day class where you will learn all about my triangle grid patchwork technique, make sample blocks, play with new ideas and work on your own project. This class is for quilters with experience who wish to extend their understanding of the structure of these contemporary quilts, but you don't need any experience with 60 degree triangles.

 

Mini Wonders Waltz is a project-based class over 2 days. You will make my Mini Wonders hexagonal table centre, piecing the blocks and you may also get on to quilting in the time available.  A fun project to stretch yourself and learn new techniques.

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The 2019 NZ Quilt Symposium is being held at St Cuthberts College in Auckland


My book has arrived

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This week my big box of books arrived from C&T Publishing! Its hard to describe what it feels like to receive your own book, all beautifully designed and photographed by the publishers.  There is a lovely foreword written by my friend and great inspiration Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession.

I have written the chapters as lessons in how to cut and sew each of six different shapes - triangles, diamonds, parallelograms, trapezoids, hexagons and jewels , plus a chapter on strip piecing and one on designing your own blocks.

There are patterns for 15 quilts included.

You can order my book now:

Signed copy direct from me

From C&T Publishing in the USA

or from your local quilt shop or bookseller