Simply Triangles – newest book by Barbara H. Cline

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I am participating in a Book Review Blog Tour! This week I am reviewing Barbara Cline’s newest book, Simply Triangles. There is nothing “simple” in these beautiful quilt designs! They are eye candy for the machine piecing aficionado! Many of you are familiar with Barbara’s first book, Star Struck Quilts¬†‚Ästa beautiful collection of Lone Star designs with an elegant twist.

Star Struck Quilts book by Barbara Cline

My favorite new designs are shown below. 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 and wisdom.

Please leave a comment below, I will draw from the participating visitors today, and one lucky person will win a copy of Barbara’s new book. Follow Barbara at her blog,¬† or on her website: ¬†¬† This book is a great addition to your personal library! International winners will receive an e-book version rather than a printed copy.

Visit other bloggers in the tour to read additional reviews:

Sept. 3  Polly the Patch Worker
Sept. 4  Cherry House Quilts
Sept. 5  Jan Krentz
Sept. 6  Connecting Threads
Sept. 7  Coleen Sr. Xanga

Happy Stitching!

89 Responses to “Simply Triangles – newest book by Barbara H. Cline”

  1. Lauren aka Giddy99 Says:

    Wow, they look so amazing and complex! I hope I can build up my skills for one of those triangle quilts someday. Sooner, rather than later would be nice. :)

  2. Cindi Says:

    Thanks for review her book and giving us an insight into it. I would love to read it!

  3. Sandy Says:

    These are beautiful ‚ÄĒ I love the cover quilt and the way the stars overlap each other!

  4. Deb G. in VA Says:

    Beautiful quilts! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Barbara’s new book!

  5. Cornelia Gauger Says:

    Wowie, Zowie, that cover quilt is to die for!

  6. Sue Frerich Says:

    I bought Ms. Cline’s book last winter and you described it perfectly as eye candy, and today I’m going to a local glass store today to have them make me a Plexiglas template to use when I make the quilt on the cover.
    Of course the star motif made me think of you, Jan.

  7. Gene Black Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book. The quilts look amazing.

  8. glenna Says:

    Wonderful color choices – i’m always drawn towards the brights and color variations.

  9. Marie McDermott Says:

    Wonderful Quilts! I am just finishing up the Lone Star that I started in your class Jan. It took me a while but was worth it. I cannot wait to try one of the new quilts in Simply Triangles.

  10. Charlene Spaulding Says:

    If I don’t win this book, I will definitely buy it. I love challenges that are clearly explained.

  11. Donna Says:

    Please count me in–looks like a great book to have! Thanks!

  12. Trudi Sommerfield Says:

    Oh! “Simply Triangles” looks great. I’d love to win a copy.

  13. Tamie Says:

    Looks like a good addition to my library.

  14. Sharon Says:

    WOW!!! LOVE THEM and they are just beautiful. I always want to try something out of my comfort zone and this looks like it would be a challenge and out of my comfort zone.

  15. Judy Daymont Says:

    Wonderful examples proving that it is all about VALUE rather than color…..but I sure am glad I have lots of “valuable” colors!

  16. tkbmutt Says:

    HI Guys never done this so I a bit confused about the info you need. But I love the designs, I can see a bit of a three D effect in some of the designs. That makes me smile.

  17. Pat Says:

    Bought this wonderful book, and Karen Comb’s new gradated fabrics to make the
    cover quilt. Starting when I get back from my trip in Sept.

  18. Krista Says:

    This book looks lovely! I’d love to win a copy.

  19. Cecilia Says:

    Looks like a winner to me! I like the secondary designs created.

  20. Lori Smanski Says:

    wow, these books sound absolutely wonderful. Would love to add them to my small library of quilt books.

  21. Sharon B Says:

    I am a beginning quilter – while this looks complicated – I might be willing to try something so beautiful!

  22. Maureen Pinwill Says:

    I have come to like stars and would love to make a “Simply Triangles” quilt and I also love playing around with gradation fabrics which suits this pattern down to the ground. Thank you for the opportunity to take part in this competition. May the best quliter win :)

  23. Lisa Marie Says:

    I am so impressed by Barbara’s gorgeous quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Lori Smanski Says:

    This looks like a wonderful book. I would love a chance to win. Thnaks for the opportunity.

  25. Diana Nelson Says:

    I must say the triangles look very complicated but a project that would definitely be a welcome challenge. I love new opportunities to learn new techniques and learning how to do these triangles looks like a lot of fun. I sure would love to win the book.

  26. Diann Cornell Says:

    There are some beautiful quilts in the book.

  27. Barbara Winkler Says:

    I love the 3-D effect of the pieced triangles…not sure if it would too much work to make on a Quilts of Valor, but it’s worth trying if I win the book!!

  28. Deb Says:

    Love anything Barbara does. She’s my quilt teacher at Patchwork Plus, and i enjoy her classes. I’d love to win her book!

  29. Jan Says:

    Hi Barbara and all,
    I would love to make the front cover quilt, too! I also wonder if the design would be challenging for a QOV. Good idea! Jan

  30. Donita Says:

    Thank you for the review.

    I love the designs and varegated fabrics.

    Happy quilting.

  31. Trish Says:

    This looks wonderful… It always amazes me how someone cant take an idea and run with it.

  32. Wanda Says:

    I love triangles so I think this would made a great addition to my library

  33. Vicki W Says:

    It looks like a fabulous book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  34. VickiT Says:

    I would just love to own her book and may need to buy one if I’m not lucky enough to win it during the blog hop. Thank you for the chance

  35. Cheri Says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on her book. Looks fabulous.
    Thank you for the review.

  36. Pattie Says:

    I took a class from her (she is patient) where we made a triangle table runner. What she is able to do is take a simple shape and have fun with it to create what appears to be something far more challenging. The results are beautiful.
    Pattie from NC

  37. LJ Says:

    I’m really excited about this triangle book. The quilts are gorgeous and I’d love to make the quilt on the cover.

  38. Barbara Says:

    My passions are lone stars and kalideidoscopes. These stars give me all sorts of ideas.

  39. Nancy Says:

    Looks like a great book with beautiful quilts. What a wonderful addition to one’s library!

  40. Marlene Says:

    Love the 3D effects! Quilts show a remarkable use of value and color.

  41. Deb Martens Says:

    Those look like beautiful quilts. I really enjoy complex pieced designs.

  42. Marcella Says:

    You are right.Barbara’s quilt’s are truely masterpieces and her color combinations are perfectly harmonized,with the right variations of colors.BEAUTIFUL!!!Thank you for sharing these. I have my great grandma’s lone star quilt hanging on my sewing room wall.It is one of my favorite quilts and brings many smiles and memories,to which now all quilts with stars have a place in my heart.Like others, if I do not win I will have to go buy this won-derful book.

  43. Lily Pang Says:

    the designs look complex but yet from a simple triangle ! looks inspiring

  44. Lily Pang Says:

    the designs look complex but yet only a simple triangle ! very inspiring

  45. Kathie Serlet Says:

    WOW! Very Cool!

  46. Katie Says:

    Looks fun and inspiring!

  47. Mary Allen Says:

    I have purchased her book and have drooled all over it. Now just to find the time to sew.

  48. Mary Reed Says:

    If you recommend it, I will buy it!!

  49. Susan Scott Says:

    The triangles as they fit into one another are fantastic. I, too, love stars and have made several Lone Stars after taking a couple of your classes, Jan. I will add this book to my collection since I know you are a star-lover too!

  50. Marija Vujcic Says:

    This book looks just like something I must have!! Beautiful, imaginative designs! Thanks for a chance to win!

  51. elaine r. Says:

    looks like a great book!!

  52. Sue Says:

    I love triangles…this looks like a great addition to my collection!

  53. Kim Martin Says:

    I would love winning such a neat book.

  54. janet fox Says:

    Oh wow I so need this book. I need to make a house warming present for my son and this would be so perfect!

  55. Holly Says:

    Barbara’s quilts are an inspiration. A book like this would be a great addition to any quilter’s library!

  56. Judy Forkner Says:

    Sounds like a terrific book. Interesting quilts coming soon!

  57. Nancy Carr Says:

    Something that looks difficult is not…thanks for this neat new book!

  58. Maryjo Kaszubinski Says:

    I love the Simply Triangles review and look forward to seeing this book verry soon. I love purple and the Lavender/purple star on the cover is just perfect. Love the pattern on the cover.

  59. Judith Brumaster Says:

    Wow !! These are beautiful. Would love to try one.

  60. Anne Esteve Says:

    What a wonderful book this would be to win – I hope luck is on my side. Many thanks to all.

  61. Cathy Brodniak Says:

    Thanks Jan: I took a class from you several years ago in Flagstaff and have been using your patterns as a personal challange each year to try to complete one quilt of your designs within that year. So far, so good. I love the new Simply Triangles and see another challange upcoming. Cathy

  62. MarciaW Says:

    Thanks for the lovely review of Simply Triangles. I have a copy of Barbara’s first book and know that would enjoy making a quilt from this one. Her work is amazing.

  63. Susan S Says:

    This looks like a wonderful book….would love to add it to my library

  64. Evelyn Chagnon Says:

    Your review has my creative juices flowing…got to get my hands on Barbara’s latest book!

  65. Debbie D'Angelo Says:

    The quilts are just stunning and i can’t wait to see the book. Thanks for sharing this info with us Jan!

  66. Yvonne Speer Says:

    I love stars and diamonds, so it looks like this book will fit right in. The quilts shown are beautiful.

  67. Helen Says:

    Love it! Need to get this book! Thanks for sending out the information.

  68. Carla G Says:

    What beautiful quilts! This looks like some awesome patterns! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  69. Vickie Says:

    Looks like a fantastic book and won I would love to win. Thanks for the great review and if I do not win I will look for the book locally.

  70. Maggie Szafranski Says:

    Awesome pictures! Just what I need, another project!!

    Maggie in E. Central Illinois

  71. Cindy W. Says:

    Can’t wait to see this book. Love the front quilt.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  72. Lesley Bowler Says:

    This looks phenomenal!! I cant wait to challenge myself with this amazing technique. Very exciting!!

  73. Donna Says:

    Barbara’s book had my full attention when I saw the quilt on the cover. I absolutely love that quilt! Thanks for the review.

  74. Dana Says:

    Thanks so much for introducing me to this new book! The quilts are amazing. Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

  75. Barbara Says:

    Looks like a must-have book to me. Hope I’m the winner.

  76. kathie L Says:

    It looks like she’s done such creative things with this shape. Definitely a winner.

  77. Sallie Vloedman Says:

    Looks like a must-have for my quilting library; I knew when I saw the cover. Thanks for the opportunity.

  78. Jan Says:

    What a wonderful book. Thank you for the give away.

  79. Debbie Says:

    Great review, Jan. Triangles are always fun! Thanks for joining the blog tour.

  80. Beverley Harvey Says:

    Have never seen any of Barbara’s books. This one looks exciting & stimulating! Jan, I love that in your review you say “step-by- step instructions”…my kind of book. Thanks for sharing.

  81. Cordelia Says:

    Yum — what great eye candy for quilters. If it’s as easy as you say, I may actually indulge!

  82. Sharron evans Says:

    OMG…..I am in a hotel in Madison WI awaiting for tomorrow’s start of Quilting Expo…so guess went onto the top of my shopping list!!!!!!!

  83. Jane Cook Says:

    The pictures look awesome. I’m sure the book is great. Thanks for sharing.

  84. Kathy Says:

    Love the “escaping” flowers in the bottom photo – would be a fun spingtime quilt

  85. Beth T. Says:

    This book looks amazing! I can think of so many gifts that could be made from these vibrant quilts.

  86. Carole S. Says:

    Barbara’s instructions are always so clear and her techniques make so much sense. This looks like a great book.

  87. Sharon Griffith Says:

    Oh I would feel so lucky to win this book….and it would help me with triangles…..thanks so much for helping us to win a copy

  88. candy Says:

    Fascinating looking book. thanks.

  89. Sharon Scott Says:

    Thank you Jan for sharing. It looks to be an amazing book!

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