Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

We’re having a lot of fun brainstorming for new Quilty Quotes each week. There’s a new one up today. It’s appropriate because Quiltmaker has hexagons on its mind these days. Feel free to use “Hexactly!” wherever you’d like. We’d love to see it showing up all around the web.

Hexactly Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

pin it button Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

If you have our newest issue, you’ve noticed it has a theme of “Hooked on Hexagons.”

QMMP 130600 cover 4501 Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

Hexagons are turning up everywhere in the quilting world, and we could hardly wait to show you the projects inside May/June ’13!

QMMP 130600 SONJA 450 Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

Easy Breezy Hexies, designed by Sonja Callagha, sewn by Denise Starck, quilted by Donna Smith. Fabric: Northcott.

On the cover is Easy Breezy Hexies, a design by Sonja Callaghan of Artisania. It’s big and bold, but the soothing spa-like palette makes it a perfect bed quilt. There are no set-in seams—the quilt is made from 60º diamonds and half-hexagons, sewn into rows. Easy Breezy!

QMMP 130600 nana 450 Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

Nana's Bouquet was designed and sewn by Kari Ramsay. Quilted by Holly Williams-Sosa.


Nana’s Bouquet by Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilts is another easy pattern—this one makes a table topper or wall quilt 34″ x 34″. Aren’t the Prairie Points around the edge a nice finishing touch?


QMMP 130600 ANITA front 450 Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

Hexacadabra Side 1, designed by Anita Grossman Solomon, made by Peg Spradlin. Fabric: FreeSpirit

Hexacadabra is another great technique from our friend Anita Grossman Solomon. It gives you two-sided hexagons!

QMMP 130600 ANITA back 450 Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

Hexacadabra Side 2; Fabric: FreeSpirit

And better yet, it gives you a reason to use some of the beautiful specialty stitches on your sewing machine. We think you’ll love it.


QMMP 130600 roses 450 Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

Bouquet of Roses, designed by Beth Maddocks, made by Nikki Rainey, DeDee Brown and Christine Hindle. Fabric: Red Rooster Fabrics.

Bouquet of Roses rounds out our hexagon collection. It was designed by Beth Maddocks from Gland, Switzerland—it’s paper foundation piecing. You’ll find Beth online at Piece By Number. I’m in love with these roses and can see them working in so many different projects!

If you’re like me, these projects have me itching to be at my sewing machine. And to that, I hope you’re saying…

Hexactly Quilty Quote: Hexactly!


About Shayla

I am an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. I have been making quilts since I was six and now have my own pattern design company, Sassafras Lane Designs. Outside of sewing I enjoy photography, spending time with my family, traveling the world and playing with my 3 dogs.
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One Response to Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

  1. linda bechtel says:

    This made me take a second look at Hexacadabra–it all of a sudden turned on the light —- now I see the stars within the Hexagons and Im headed to the sewing room to attack my scraps!

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