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.
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.
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.
I am so excited to be hosting my Quilts with an Angle blog hop, starting Tuesday April 16th (US time).
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.quiltwithsheila.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.quiltwithsheila.com
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.
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.
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
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.
The 2019 NZ Quilt Symposium is being held at St Cuthberts College in Auckland
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:
or from your local quilt shop or bookseller
If you weren't able to join in my 2019 Trendsetters Mystery from Quilters' Lane, never fear, you can now take part by purchasing the pattern and cutting your own fabrics. This is going to be a really fun Mystery in ten parts.
I have designed this quilt using my Triangle Grid Patchwork technique. Everything is rotary cut and machine pieced.
When you purchase the pattern you will be able to join the Trendsetters Mystery Facebook group, where you will find more information and support.
Sign up now in my new Payhip store!
Every year since 2013 I have designed a Mystery quilt (two a year for the last 2 years). My precut Mystery Quilts are now available worldwide through my lovely partners; Kim at Cotton Cuts, Justine and Lisa at Simply Solids and now Vivienne at The Passionate Quilter.
I've designed another quilt in the same format for 2019, and this will be available through my partner quilters. This quilt is called 'Stratford', and sign ups open on December 7th.
After running six mysteries in this format in New Zealand, and with the launch of my new book Quilts with an Angle, I decided it was time to try some new ideas. So my New Zealand 2019 Mystery will be different altogether.
Sign Ups for precut packs open 1st December 2018 at Quilters' Lane
A pattern only option will be available, sign up to my newsletter (link on the right) to make sure you receive the information on how to take part.
Just for now, here's a sneak preview of Trendsetters
I look forward to taking...
On Saturday I revealed this year's Mystery Quilt, Pastures New.
We had a really fun day with 23 Mystery Detectives sewing up a storm all day to complete their quilt tops.
Here in New Zealand we did this Mystery Quilt in 9 different colourways, and I think all were represented on the day.
This is the Portofino colourway in the double (large) size
This quilt features the 'Diving Board' range by Alison Glass. I love these fabrics, the colours are so rich, and there is a lot of movement in the fabric design. I used the backing from the same range and the binding is a linen stripe which complements the fabrics perfectly.
Here is the Cork in the small (single) size, featuring Linea fabric by Andover Fabrics.
We had a lot of Andover fabric lines this year, here is Brenda's Versailles, using Crystal Farm by Edyta Sitar
Such soft and pretty colours!
Linda loves monochrome, so she made Sheffield. These fabrics are also by Andover and the line is called..... Monochrome!