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 – a 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. 5  Jan Krentz

Happy Stitching!

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

  1. elaine r. Says:

    looks like a great book!!

  2. Sue Says:

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

  3. Kim Martin Says:

    I would love winning such a neat book.

  4. 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!

  5. Holly Says:

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

  6. Judy Forkner Says:

    Sounds like a terrific book. Interesting quilts coming soon!

  7. Nancy Carr Says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. Judith Brumaster Says:

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

  10. Anne Esteve Says:

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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Susan S Says:

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

  14. Evelyn Chagnon Says:

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

  15. 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!

  16. Yvonne Speer Says:

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

  17. Helen Says:

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

  18. Carla G Says:

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

  19. 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.

  20. Maggie Szafranski Says:

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

    Maggie in E. Central Illinois

  21. Cindy W. Says:

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

  22. Lesley Bowler Says:

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

  23. 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.

  24. Dana Says:

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

  25. Barbara Says:

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

  26. kathie L Says:

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

  27. Sallie Vloedman Says:

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

  28. Jan Says:

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

  29. Debbie Says:

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

  30. 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.

  31. Cordelia Says:

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

  32. 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!!!!!!!

  33. Jane Cook Says:

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

  34. Kathy Says:

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

  35. Beth T. Says:

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

  36. Carole S. Says:

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

  37. 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

  38. candy Says:

    Fascinating looking book. thanks.

  39. Sharon Scott Says:

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

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