Adventures in Hexagons…the book and a GIVEAWAY!

You know I love handwork.  But that’s not the only thing in my friend Emily Breclaw’s new book, Adventures in Hexagons!

What I love about her book is that there are so so sew many ways to construct your hexies and other shapes (like “kites”, diamonds, and more).  The super illustrations show you how to hand piece, machine piece, and EPP (that’s English Paper Piecing).  And not just that, there’s even a bunch of different cutting methods, as well as basting methods.  I thought I knew all there was to EPP and hexies, and this book is super valuable if you love working with those shapes.   Plus, there’s so many awesome quilts in this book.

I had to break down and bring some more hexies with me on my recent business trip, I was so inspired. I basted through my papers, but be sure to check out Emily’s book for a cool trick that allows you to reuse your papers!


SO… to celebrate my friend’s awesome book we are giving away a copy just for you*!  If you leave a comment (one per person, please) and tell me how badly you want to win I’ll pick a random winner at 9pm CST on August 6th.  Be creative in your comments about how much you’d like to win this book!  :)

Plus, be sure to check out all the blogs on the tour below, including the ones before me!  They each have some great giveaways!

July 24- C&T Publishing
July 25- Generation Q Magazine
July 27- Marti Michell
July 28-Clothworks Fabrics
July 29- Cathi Godwin,
July 30- Paper Pieces ,
August  1- Mary Huey,
August 2- Linda Franz,
August 3– Patty Murphy, (you’re here)
August 4– Cheryl Sleboda, <—YOU ARE HERE
August 5– Wendy Sheppard,
August 6– Emily Breclaw,

*C&T will send a hard copy to winners in the continental US and will send an electronic version to winners overseas.

24 thoughts on “Adventures in Hexagons…the book and a GIVEAWAY!

  1. What a fun take on hexies and other pep shapes! I’ve been looking for some new projects to carry along on travels that I have ahead. This looks like quite an inspirational book! Whether I win or not, thanks for sharing!

    1. Ha ha ha — I love that Autocorrect changed epp to pep! Ha ha ha! It is rather peppy quilting!

  2. I love hexies but find myself doing the same designs over and over, I could use some new inspiration like the patterns in this book!

  3. I’ve been sewing and quilting for years, but have not made a hexie quilt. Emily’s book will get me started – so much inspiration. It’s great to see a lot of versatile and bold fabrics used in her quilts.

  4. I have been lurking in the shadows so to speak, trying to get up enough nerve to start a hexie quilt. I love the LaPasqual type, but I know that would end up another UFO in my pile. Too much, too soon. I need a smaller, simpler type like the Confetti one in the book. Enough to learn how to make one, but not too much that it would boggle your mind! Also love that it might be stitched by machine, so that it would not be a lifetime quilt project for the first one! Thank you all for giving such a nice hop!

  5. Making at least ONE hexie is on my goal list for 2017, so having this book would keep me honest while I’m inspired and stitch that first one. You want to keep me honest, right, Cheryl? I might even be talked into giving up chocolate (of any kind or form) for 2 weeks if I win. I may go completely out of my mind, but know I won this book would keep me on the straight and narrow.

  6. Oh wow! I learned EPP 40 years ago and loved. My problem is that I always start out great, but then get discouraged because it will take forever. Now, I’m am sure there are new techniques that would speed up the process and while I am an elder puppy, I still can learn new tricks. :)

  7. I’m new to hexagons and I tend to be traditional but seeing the modern hexies and what you can do with them has me intrigued. I love handwork but am finding that after many years of cross stitching my eyes need a new creative outlet. I’m anxious to start Hexie creating!

  8. I would like to win this book because I am so intrigued with the quilts she has made and it is making me want to try and make one. I am a beginner quilter and my second quilt is a 4 block sampler all hand pieced and cut from templates (my teacher insisted) and contains a grandmother’s flower garden block. I would like to expand my skills with hexies.

  9. Well, maybe this book would give me the kick in the a* that would get me to use the hex papers I bought over 15 years ago. I recently bought house shaped papers that of course I haven’t used yet.

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  11. This book and the idea of learning to make hexies is high on my list! I have friend on the other coast who is interested too – this will be a project we work on remotely and together too! Thanks so much for the chance.

    1. Oops – I thought the comment I had sent via my phone wasn’t saved so wrote again. Pls delete two of my comments as I only meant to have one comment posted…. Not sure why it didn’t show for me until I posted the second one. Sorry.

  12. Wow, I am not a particular of hexes but I love that the book deals with other shapes. I also like portable hand work and see lots of opportunities ahead. All that said.j I’d love to own this book !

  13. I have friend who is interested in working on hexagons with me. Neither of us have done really. It will be a fun project though as its always better to learn with a friend. This book would give us guidance and inspiration! Im enjoying the blog tour !

  14. Can I bribe you or give you money under the table…..oh I am getting way out there I am actually a Little old granny quilter who would like to do those tempting hexagon quilts especially “Twinkling.”

  15. This is so much FUN!!! I am really enjoying all your blogs! I had no idea their were so many like-minded people! I do have Emily’s darling book, but I can’t wait to make different quilts ysing your patterns! My sister teaches high school art & I would love th make your skull for a wall hanging! I kept reading on your blog & I hope you continue to share. It is who we are. Mean-spirited people are very sad- remember how MANY people you have excited about quilting!!!

  16. The book cover and offer stopped me dead in my tracks! This may be just the book to get me back to doing handwork, which I love! Fingers crossed, hoping I’m the lucky one. Thanks❣️

  17. I have been intrigued by hexagons as a portable project and especially like the patterns in this book.

  18. Hmmmmmm…. I started to say that I want to win so badly that I’ll give my oldest son to you. But that didn’t work very well with miller’s daughter and Rumpelstiltskin. But I really would like to win so I can try to make a hexie quilt.

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