I love quilting books for all kinds of reasons, but mostly for that spark of inspiration I get from seeing the creativity of a mind that thinks differently from mine. Well, here is a truly fresh and innovative book that's hit bookstores this year...
In Modern Triangle Quilts, Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts has had the foresight to think "outside the box" and into the triangle. What an awesome idea! Inside the book you'll find 70 pieced blocks to make (divided into sections by triangle type: equilateral, right, and isosceles triangles) as well as 11 quilt patterns. Take a peek:
I love the possibilities in making a triangle the "framework" for creative piecing and I, of course, look forward to using my Charleston and Les Petits fabrics in lots of modern triangle blocks like the ones above.
In celebration of her new book, Rebecca asked several quilty friends (including me!) to make a block from Modern Triangle Quilts using a cool color palette of blue and green. (I made the above block, but ended sending in a different one using my Les Petits dots as background instead). Once Becca had all the blocks, she went to work arranging and sewing the triangles together to form this beautiful quilt:
For a chance to win, enter by purchasing the Well Wishes Quilt pattern (found here for $5 ~ with each purchase you'll get the pattern and one entry to the quilt raffle. Purchase as many pattern/entries as you like.) If that's not cool enough, ALL the proceeds from this pattern will be donated to a charity that Becca holds dear to her heart, Living Water International. Click on the link to learn more about them. So. For $5, get the quilt pattern, enter for a chance to win the Well Wishes quilt, and also know that your $5 is going to an amazing organization that does good works. It's an all-around win!
B O O K G I V E A W A Y ! !
Stash Books has generously offered to give away one copy of Modern Triangle Quilts to one of you (US residents will receive a hard copy of the book and International readers will win an eBook.) Please leave a comment below telling me ~~ what have you been sewing lately? This giveaway will close April 18th and the winner will be chosen April 21, 2017. Best of luck friends!
To check out the other talented makers who contributed to the Well Wishes Quilt (and for a chance to win a copy of the book from each of them!) visit: