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.
If you have our newest issue, you’ve noticed it has a theme of “Hooked on Hexagons.”
Hexagons are turning up everywhere in the quilting world, and we could hardly wait to show you the projects inside May/June ’13!
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!
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?
Hexacadabra is another great technique from our friend Anita Grossman Solomon. It gives you two-sided hexagons!
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.
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…