Hexagons and a Giveaway!

It seems like many quilters have a go with hexagons at some point. I have an ongoing hexagon project based on an antique quilt I saw in a book.


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My years-long ongoing hexagon project

It’s been years and the end is nowhere in sight, but I’m sticking with it because I love the fabrics and I am going to love the quilt someday.

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If you like hexagons, Ali at the blog a²(w) (read as “a squared w”) recently hosted a Festival of Hexagons that was two weeks worth of tutorials and hexie projects from a variety of bloggers.


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This is just a screen shot of the link party, but it's linked to the real party. Please click through to see all the hexagon projects.

Now there’s a link party going on, which means that various readers have posted links to hexagon projects they are working on. So much inspiration!

And if all of that isn’t enough, you can visit Ali’s Pinterest board of hexagon projects to get your creative juices flowing.

10814 Hexagons and a Giveaway!The friendly folks at C&T’s Stash Books recently sent me a review copy of Hexa-Go-Go, the new title by Tacha Bruecher featuring 16 English paper piecing projects. It’s a wonderful book for anyone interested in hexagons and the myriad projects in which they can be used.

See a Google Preview of Hexa-Go-Go. My favorite projects are the Union Jack Quilt  shown below and the Treehouse Hideaway Quilt.


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The Union Jack Quilt from Hexa-Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher

Let’s give this copy of Hexa-Go-Go to a Quilty Pleasures reader who wants to try some hexagons. Please leave a comment below by midnight Friday, August 31 to be entered in the giveaway. Answer this question: Have you ever tried hexagons or English paper piecing? We’ll announce winners after the U.S. Labor Day holiday next week.

The winner is Cindy Prince, comment #24. Thank you for playing along with Quiltmaker.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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