Create unique, dynamic designs within pieced triangles, then combine those triangles with other shapes to make sassy stars, daisies, and pinwheels. Add a hexagonal quilt to your repertoire-perfect for a wallhanging or tabletop centerpiece. Whether your palette preference runs to vivid or more muted hues, you'll discover how your color schemes will add a hint of movement to your quilts.
• Create complex-looking designs for any size quilt by combining simple shapes like triangles and diamonds
• Learn how to use color and value to make your quilts glow • Try a variety of skill-building techniques from strip piecing to Y-seams
Review By: Morna McEver Golletz, ProfessionalQuilter.com - March 28, 2012
Barbara Cline focuses on using the basic triangle to create complex-looking quilts. The 11 quilts she created are divided into three groups and vary by complexity. The first features triangles that make star designs. The second features triangles that turn into daisies. The final section takes the basic triangle, sometimes with a diamond, and creates pinwheel patterns. Because sewing is a family tradition - Barbara's Mennonite parents purchased a fabric store when she was 10 - she includes life lessons from many of her family members. You'll find a good variety of Barbara's sewing and quilting tips throughout.
Review By: Jennifer Trollope, Fabrications Quilting For You - June 26, 2012
Are you ready for a triangle extravaganza? Just when you thought you had seen it all as far as the triangle is concerned, up pops another book with even more ideas for the use of the humble triangle. This book contains 11 deceptively easy quilts featuring stars, daisies and pinwheels, all with full instructions on how to create complex-looking designs for any size quilt by combining simple shapes like triangles and diamonds. There are also a number of skill-building techniques from strip piecing to the dreaded Y-seam, so here is a good opportunity to extend your repertoire.
Review Lizzyhouse.typepad.com - September 25, 2012
The title of Barbara's book is Simply Triangles, but let me tell you - it is so much more! If you've ever been intimated by triangles, fear not...between Barbara's clear instructions, and C&T's graphics, you will become a triangle queen (or king).
Review By: Jan Krentz, - October 2, 2012
Barbara’s clear instructions and unique shadowing technique will guarantee you will successfully create one of her beautiful masterpieces! In addition to eleven quilt design patterns, I enjoyed reading personal anecdotes featured throughout the book by Barbara and her family members. Read Simply Triangles book in several ways: follow Barbara’s introductory method instructions and understand her step-by-step techniques; read through the patterns themselves to see a variety of designs incorporating the techniques; read the personal stories and life lessons to glimpse Barbara’s personal life
Review connectingthreads.com - October 1, 2012
Barbara has really done it again! I enjoyed her first book, Star Struck Quilts, which focused on the eight-pointed Lone Star with numerous attractive variations. She continues her exploration of geometric designs using triangles in another well-written and well-illustrated book,Simply Triangles from C&T Publishing. As the subtitle suggests, the author provides projects using triangles to make stars, daisies (with some clever machine appliqué), and tessellating pinwheels. Simply Triangles has many valuable quilt book features. Basic quilting supplies are sufficient for the projects using the provided templates, or two specialty tools that many quilters already own. Detailed instructions for increasingly complex projects include: hints for fabric selection, color value placement, marking, pinning, piecing and pressing. Especially helpful are step-by-step photographs and illustrations for the often dreaded Y-seam and mitered corners. Quilting design suggestions for each project include close-up shots of the author’s lovely quilting in finished quilts. Barbara Cline’s Simply Triangles is an excellent addition to any quilter’s library as a skill-building resource and source of inspiration for future projects. I am eager to try her method of overlaying netting to add a three-dimensional effect. Although not abook for novice quilters, I would highly recommend this book to all quilters who want to expand their piecing skills, experiment with color values, and make fascinating quilts with a strong geometric statement.