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Modern Triangle Quilts: 70 Graphic Triangle Blocks • 11 Bold Samplers Paperback – February 1, 2017
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There's just something that's so appealing about triangle quilts―perhaps it's the versatility of the block, or how each quilt looks so different. Not to mention there's that little bit of extra challenge in working with a shape that doesn't just have four straight edges. Rebecca Bryan has brought a fresh new look to triangle quilts with this book. It's more than just instructions for simple quilts. Instead it's a guideline on how to use triangles in quilts, how to vary the quilt design to make it your own, and how to experiment with triangles to find your own designs. This book includes 70 different triangles designs for you to experiment and play with. In addition, there are also instructions for 11 sampler quilts, trying out your new triangle skills to make striking, graphic quilts. Grab this book, dust off that triangular ruler and get making! We know you're going to be inspired! (Make Modern, Issue 14)
70 pieced triangle blocks make bold, geometric designs to play with in your quilt-making. There are 3 basic triangular shapes used to make blocks. These are used singly or joined to make diamonds or larger triangles. You'll also find 11 sampler quilts that are simple to piece with no set-in seams. Explore bold, dynamic design, colour, visual texture and balance. Enhance with stitch. I love the Upstart quilt (I would have put this one on the front cover). It is dynamic and a very adaptable design, as shown in Skylines and Facets. At the back of the book are fold-out template patterns. The instructions are clear and I would expect this to be one to be a bestseller. (yarnsandfabrics.co.uk, 2/4/2017)
Bryan (Modern Rainbow) explores triangular blocks in this modern-quilting collection. Upon first glance, quilters may assume that these blocks involve complicated techniques, such as partial seams or Y-seams, but Bryan uses clever piecing and trimming to create her blocks, which include equilateral, isoceles, and right triangles. Extensive use of solids in a bold color palette enhances the graphic look and adds visual interest. Quilters can mix and match the blocks as they choose, or use one of the provided sampler layouts. VERDICT Quilters should be ready for an aha! moment when they realize that piecing and trimming are the only skills required to make these intricate-looking triangular blocks. (Library Journal, 3/1/2017)
Modern Triangle Quilts shows you how to make equilateral, right, and isosceles triangles from pieced stripes, chevrons, curves, and more, along with how to mix and match the finished blocks into winning quilts. (Modern Quilts Unlimited, Issue 19)
About the Author
After making her first official quilt in college, Rebecca Bryan began to explore modern and improvisational quiltmaking, a journey that led her discovering her creative voice. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and four children.