Today is my day in The Hexie Love blog hop.
I am happy to share with you Hexie Love, a new magazine for those who love everything hexagon. This is the cover of the Jan/Feb issue – the premier issue. And yes, that is the quilt I made with my Romanian friends!
Hexie Love is the child of Julia Wood, well known for her love for everything hexagon.
Her latest book, MORE Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts, is the second book using the circle technique for making hexies. It includes 10 patterns for quilts and related items. Complete instructions are given for making hexies from circles of fabric. The patterns in the book can be made with ANY hexagon technique, including English Paper Piecing.
What’s the best about the Hexie Love? It’s digital!! As I live far away from the quilting world, I sure appreciate this!
Hexie Love includes articles by talented hexagon quilt artists from all over the world. There is always a scrappy hexie pattern, a small hexie project or two, a book review, and lots more hexagon inspiration! There are 6 issues per year priced at $5.99 each. A year’s subscription is $26.99.
Some projects from the magazine:
Center medallion of the progressive quilt, ODYSSEY, which is patterned in each issue of this year’s Hexie Love. By the end of the year, a subscriber will have all the step in the pattern.
Here are the other participants in the this blog hop:
April 6 Bonnie Hunter
April 7 Catherine Redford
April 8 Linda Franz
April 9 CherylSleboda
April 10 GetaGrama
April 11 Victoria Findlay Wolfe
April 12 Becky Campbell www.facebook.com/sewforeverquiltingbyBeckyCampbell
April 13 Joan Shay
Julia will send a copy of the magazine to one lucky reader, please leave a comment below if you want to be in the draw.
On the last day, Julia will give away a subscription to Hexie Love and a copy of MORE Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts. Follow her blog and enter.
One last though
Do you think that yon don’t have enough patience to sew hexagons? I mean, by hand! Try it and you might be SURPRISED!
I am a machine quilter. I like to sew things quickly. And for more than 10 years I thought that I hate sewing by hand. And then I made a hexagon design and I had to sew it by hand, there wasn’t any other option. Then I made a few other designs, spent a lot of time sewing them and learned a lot: about patience and the pure joy of sitting and stitching, not thinking at anything else.
Well, actually, the story of my love affair with hexagon quilts is in the first issue of Julia’s magazine!
Find Julia here:
Happy Sewing Hexagons!