Monday, June 3, 2013

Hexie Quilts - Signed Book Giveaway!


Welcome to Day 1 of the Hexie Quilts Blog Hop! 
Leave a Comment below to win a signed copy of this book. Drawing is June 10th.

I'm so glad I agreed to review Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts by Dr. Peggy Rhodes and Julia C. Wood because otherwise I might have missed this! Instead I'll be making little hexies this summer, especially when I'm traveling.

First of all, the quilts in this book are fresh and new! There is so much inspiration here. One of my favorites is called Seven of Diamonds, shown below. It has fussy cut hexies. I'm liking this! It reminds me of the quilts in  "Material Obsession" by Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty.


Peggy and Julia's method for making little hexies is so simple! No paper, plastic or basting! I appreciate how the authors show you exactly how to make them on pages 9, 10, and 11. They're fun to make and they look so pretty. 

Julia even sent me some pre-cut circles and a threaded needle so there was nothing standing in the way of  hexie-making! This pretty little duo took only a few minutes to make. Nice points and body too.


(My next ones won't have that tiny dot in the middle. I got carried away making the knot on the back.)


These hexies are 1 5/8" across (flat side to flat side), each made from a 2 1/2" circle. These little pretties truly are quick and easy. I heartily recommend Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts published by AQS.
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Here are the authors with Alex Anderson at Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon. Left to right: Peggy, Alex, and Julia. Alex invited Peggy and Julia to be on The Quilt Show soon. Cool!



Be sure to visit Julia Wood's Hexie Blog by June 10. You might win an Accuquilt Go Baby fabric cutter!


Hop over to these blogs this week for more chances to win this fabulous book:


June 4:  Susan Cleveland at BlackberryCreek
               

June 5:  Melinda Fulkerson at Melinda’s Blog
              

June 6:  Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Bumblebeans Inc
                

June 7:   Sew Cal Gal
                

June 8:   Kelly Jackson at I Have A Notion
                

June 9:   Pat Sloan
                 

June 10:  Julia Wood, author of "Quick & Easy Hexie Quilts"
                 http://greenquilts.blogspot.com
                 http://thehexieblog.blogspot.com

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Janet said...

A new method for making hexies! And new patterns to make with hexies too. I'd love to win the book.

Quiltgirlie said...

I love making hexagonquilts. So exiting to see there is a new book about.
Britta

Dar said...

A hexie quilt is on my to do list. I'd love to win that new book. Your hexies are so cute.

Quilterbell said...

wow, I have never seen this method before! I am a great fan of hexies and Epp in general, but no paper, just great!. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book!.

Gill said...

Not sure if I can enter from the UK but here I am anyway!!!

Karrie Smith said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I would do more hexies if they were "easy"

rutigt said...

I love hexies. It´s so easy to cary with you and you can sew anywhere you are! New inspiration is always great :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

heleen said...

This a new way to make hexies. I would love to try.

Martina said...

I love hexies too! This looks like a great way to do them! Look forward to see more!

Pauline G said...

A great new way to make hexis ? Wow -must look for this book

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Looks like a great book. Love Hexie quilts.

Carin Aschan said...

I love hexie sewing!
carin(dot)aschan(at)hotmail(dot)com
http://ullhrvan.blogspot.se/

Susan said...

That looks so quick - how clever!!

KaHolly said...

I love learning new things and look forward to this book!! Everyone loves hexies!

tich said...

I love making hexagons the conventional way i.e. the English paper-piecing way, but this book looks really interesting. I do like finding other ways of doing things, so keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Joan and Kevin said...

The book looks great!
I love hexes!

UcanQuilt2 said...

I love making Hexies from circles so easy. Would love to win the book.

Mickierae said...

I have seen this book and really would like to own one. I love the dogie quilt in the book.

Michele

Purl Buttons said...

Sign me up! I have hexies on the brain! I would love to learn a new technique.

Hannele said...

I'd love to win a cop of this book!

Heather said...

Great looking book, I am so excited to have a chance to win it. Thanks!

Becky said...

I have not wanted to make hexies BEFORE seeing this method. I love the idea of no papers of templates. Thanks for reviewing this book!

Gloria said...

I hope I can enter from the UK?

I love the idea of no papers or templates and really neat little hexagons.

Rosa said...

I love hexies quilts and any easy way to do them would be welcome and is nice there a book about hexies.Thanks for the chance!

patchouli moon studio said...

I've made those folded hexagons as flower embellishments on a quilted piece before. Never thought about flipping them over as a hexagon. Seems a bit bulky though? Might give a few a try and see.

The Cozy Quilter said...

A hexie quilt is on my quilting "bucket list". Winning this book would be a kick start for me to make one.

Joan said...

I've never tried this, but I'd like to!

Jeanne Eilers said...

I'd love to learn the technique.

Mike Pearson said...

I can't imagine making them without paper!

Sharon said...

Wow, those hexies look fantastic - and without paper? I've got a hexie project going right now and would love to learn this technique!

Gunda B.-S. said...

Your Hexis look so great...........need to win that book lol

sbsudbury said...

I would love to win this book to give me the nudge I need to finally attempt them..thanks for the chance.

Val Capsticks said...

Those hexies look like a lot of fun to make.

Cindy F said...

Ohhh Love the Seven of Diamonds Quilt!

Sandra said...

I have been bitten by the hexie bug. I welcome a new method. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I am lucky enough to be the winner.

Julie said...

Haven't tried hexies yet. I must get my nerve up soon!

Average Quilter said...

I have a big tote filled with hexies that I take with me and work on when I go places. I just have decided exactly how I want to put them together yet

Marci said...

I love hexagons! Thanks for an opportunity for a great give away!

LeAnne said...

I am so intrigued by this method. Can't wait to get the book.

Mhairi said...

This looks like a really interesting way to make hexies. I think this would be great for smaller hexies.
Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie58 said...

Looks like a fun way to make hexies. I've always found them to be a bit of a pain with all the paper, etc. so this looks interesting. I would love to win a copy of the book to try it out. Thanks for sharing.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Fabulous- a new way to make hexies! jhust what I need!

Brenda said...

I've been meaning to give hexies a try, and winning the book would push me into it. thanks for the chance.

Becky Johns said...

Love, love, love Hexies!!! Looking forward to learning a new way!!! These lady are very gifted to come up with a new technique for an old pattern!!! Don't you love it!!!???
Becky J

Sandra said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book. Been wanting to get into making hexies for awhile now.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Lyndsey said...

I'm always ready for anything hexi. Mind you I do like making mine as EPP but I'm willing to give a new method a go.

sewandsow said...

I have the hexie bug sooo bad. I saw this book advertised in a recent quilting magazine and thought it looked interested. Thank you so much for the chance to win it!

Ruth said...

This looks very intriguing! I would love to win the book and learn about this new method of making hexes! Thanks for the giveaway!

WoolenSails said...

I love making hexies and a new way to make them, sounds like fun.

Debbie

Mary Walker said...

I'd love to have this book! I'm so curious to the new way to make hexies!

Linda said...

I am a new (very addicted) hexie maker and I would love to have this book.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Interesting technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

GeeMa said...

This book looks just like what I need to try hexies. I've stayed away because they look so difficult. I need hexies with training wheels.

Linda E in AZ said...

sounds like a fun book that I'd like to have.
thanks!

Needled Mom said...

I've never done hexies with circles. It sounds like a great idea!

Kathryn said...

I'm intrigued! No templates? I'd love to see it.

Penny from S.C. said...

I love hexies! I have 2 quilts started right now with them. one is 1/2" hexies, and the other is 1-1/2 " hexies. Thanks for the chance to win~

Hilachas said...

Oh wow! I love hexies of all sorts. A new method for making hexies along with the patterns.! What more could anyone ask for? Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Crickets Corner said...

Looks like this is a book worth owning. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Kd Brown said...

Wow, what a great book and prizes! You gals make me think I need to get into hexie-ing. :)

Kathy L said...

Looks like a fun new technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

LindaSchiffer said...

How exciting! I love hexie patterns and would really like to read this new book. :)

Linda

sandy said...

A new way to make hexie's? and no paper?. Wow, looks like a great book. Thanks for th echance to win.

QuiltSue said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Honeybee Quilter said...

A new method? Tell me more!

Anne Rita Bakken said...

I love hexies and can't wait to learn more :-)

Thanks!

Eileen said...

I'd love to jump on the hexie bandwagon, and winning this book would be a great start!

Glenda Waguespack said...

Hope I can win this wonderful book. This technique is AWESOME. Believe me, I have seen it demonstrated by the wonderful authors BEORE it became a book.
glenda gw2915@att.com

Glenda Waguespack said...

Hope I can win this wonderful book. This technique is AWESOME. Believe me, I have seen it demonstrated by the wonderful authors BEORE it became a book.
glenda gw2915@att.com

tink's mom said...

This looks like a fun book, a great start for a summer go to project.

Lee Ann L. said...

I am curious now (about the book)!

shawn said...

I would love to win this book, I like hexies!
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Tammy said...

Wow what a great book that looks like. I love to make hexies..You go tmy attetnion when you said it shows you how to make hexis with out papers. Now that would definitely be great.

Jean said...

I think this looks awesome and I would love to try their technique. I have used the plastic templates, but am intriqued by the process of making them without a template.

OhioLori said...

What an Awesome book!!! I am just learning to do Hexie"s...know I will loooove this book!! :)

Beth said...

Enjoyed your review of my good friends' book - would love to win a copy!
Beth C. In AL

Sallie said...

I've made a few hexies, and would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

Joyce Carter said...

I love making hexes-But without papers? I 've got to try this. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Deb G. in VA said...

I've just starting making hexies using paper. I would love to learn a new technique to make them another way! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts!

Beverly Miller said...

Oh! I so want to give Hexies a try. this looks like a great technique!

Lily said...

I've been wanting to try hexies, this book would be great for inspiration!

Carol said...

I'm currently doing EPP hexies. Never heard of this method. This book would be most welcome in my sewing room!

Kathleen C said...

What fun this book would be! My first ever wall quilt was a small one of hexagons; sadly it's badly faded. I'd like to do a new one especially with a new method. Thanks.

VickiT said...

What an intriguing idea. I'd love to win this book. I really love Hexagon quilts and want to make one down the road so this might be enough to make that sooner than later.

Sarah said...

I'm always looking for more hexie ideas and would be thrilled to win the book - thanks for a chance!

Linda said...

HI! THIS LOOKS LIKE A NEAT BOOK!
LOVE HEXIES! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

quiltmania said...

Great concept for making hexies!

Jan Baker said...

I keep seeing hexie quilts but have been a little intimated to try. This book looks great.

craftykaren said...

I am very intrigued to learn news ways to do hexies!

Janarama said...

Make hexies without paper? Sounds very interesting.

Sharmond said...

I have been wanting a hexie kit for a portable project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharmond said...

I have been wanting a hexie kit for a portable project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn said...

I"ve been following Julia for a while and have been anxiously awaiting her new book. Would love to win a copy!

Linda Atkins said...

I've seen hexies but they seem too challenging. Maybe this method would be the one for me to get back to quilting and using up all my scraps. Linda

Beth said...

I am so addicted to hexagons - I would love to have even more ideas on how to piece and utilize them.

Thank you so much for this opportunity.

jano said...

Love this technique. These 2 ladies are great quilters!!

Grammasheri said...

Just started my very first hexagon quilt using the EPP method. Am loving it! Would like to try this new method also!

California Fiber artist and composer said...

I have done EPP hexagons---they are a great take along project

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Sue G. said...

A great way to make hexies!! Great for a take along project too! Would love to win the book! Thanks

Barb and Sharon said...

I'm intrigued by the way the hexies are made.
Barb@Witsend

tesuque said...

How clever to send you the "ingredients" for a couple of hexies.

beebop said...

I'd like to learn the quick and easy way!

SewLindaAnn said...

Love hexies! Something that can be done anywhere and even if you just have a moment of creative time.

Pink Petunia said...

I never liked hexies until I bought some at a quilt show. Two boxes of hexies already prepared with the papers on the backs. Done by an elderly woman that had hundreds of them done and part of the quilt put together. Now I love them and would love to do them without paper.

Sewbig said...

I have never worked with hexies, but the method shown here and the projects may change me into a hexie fan. Thanks for the chance to win.

Colleen said...

That does look like an easier method. I've avoided hexies up till now, because they seemed too fiddly. I might just try this!

Deevena said...

This looks fun. Can't wait to try
it. Always looking for something to do while traveling for work.

Carol C Thomas said...

Interesting method to make a hexagon; looks like some nice quilt hexi patterns.

Marsha said...

What an interesting way to make hexies. Have been making them with paper so far. This book sounds full of good information. Thanks for the chance to win!

MoeWest said...

I would love to win a book of hexie patterns! Thanks for the chance.

Missy Shay said...

The reason I have never tried paper piecing is because I did not want to go the extra step of pulling the paper out! I would love to try this method!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Quiltsmiles said...

Sounds intriguing!

Gloria said...

I am eager to see inside this new book.

Gloria said...

I am eager to see inside this book.

~Laurie~ said...

This looks like a neat book!

Barb Price said...

these look really interesting, the back is not like any hexie i've made, no paper, i'm in. lol

flavia said...

adoro gli esagoni e spesso li trovo ostici!!!!
ma con questo libro spero di risolverli!!! mi auguro buona fortuna!!!

Judy1522 said...

A new way of making hexies sounds very interesting. I will have to add this book to my list.

Liz said...

I love Hexis and this looks like a very interesting Technique. Book looks so interesting

ritainalaska said...

fold and sew hexies! love the idea ... would love to win this book for that technique! thanc for the chance to win it.

Pam Walton said...

I LOVE anything that makes sewing easier and faster with a great results.

Lorene Holbrook said...

Love hexies! Would love to win!

Abbigail said...

I like hexies but they take so long! I would love to learn a new way!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Marlene said...

Interesting technique, I'd love to give it a try, thanks for a chance.

Nancy in IN said...

Hex's are so much fun. This is new to me. Thanks for sharing.

Robin McGuire said...

I love hexies! Would love to win the book.

Robin in Iowa

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I'm always up for learning something new and this is really intriguing! I'd love to win.

Emily C said...

Wow, these do look fast and easy.
ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

Sue Howard said...

Looks like a great book-always looking for new ways to create. Thanks

MaryJane said...

Can't wit to try this!

bleonard02@tampabay.rr.com said...

Love those hexies and the book, a great idea!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Looks like a fun way to make hexies!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've never made hexies before, but this looks like an easy way.

c said...

I just discovered hexie stars, and I want to learn more! Thank you for the chance to.

aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

u keep sewing said...

Hey Yea What a fun new way to make hexies! Would love to win.

Deb said...

Hope to win a copy of the book - I've never seen hexies made this way before -

Barbara Pricola said...

This looks like fun!! I would love to win this book.

Kathy H said...

Another way to make hexies! Ihave been holding off trying them because I didn't want to figure out how to get all of that paper or templates out. Looks like a fun book.

Lou said...

Love Hexies!!!!
Never saw that method before. I do it English Paper piecing style:)

camperchow said...

I can't wait to see how this is done with no templates.

Sharon Hughson said...

I'd love to win both the book and the Go!

Debbie P said...

Looks like a fun way to make hexies!! It will be great to try it!

Debbie said...

so glad I joined the blog hop, I might have overlooked this book at the store. It looks very interesting.

teachpany said...

This looks like such fun. My friends are all Hexie fanatics. Maybe I should join the club??

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

It sounds too good to be true...no template! Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki H said...

I've always wanted to make hexies, this looks like the way to go. Thanks.

Sewgirl said...

What a clever idea. Thanks for highlighting this book!

Sallie said...

Hexies are a great traveling project. Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna W said...

This looks so clever. And, I love being able to take them anywhere.

Joan said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

RustyBird said...

I've been wanting to try hexagons.

Cloud 9 said...

I've been wanting to try hexies and now there is a new way to make them.

Joyful Stitcher said...
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Joyful Stitcher said...

Super little hexes!

Emily C said...

Looks awesome. Have been wanting to try hexies, but they look a bit intimidating. This looks like a great way to start.

BeachQuilter said...

This looks interesting, I'm anxious to see the book!

Dianna Whitehead said...

I haven't learned how to work with hexies, yet, but think that this year is the year! And it would be so exciting to win the BOOK to help me get started on the right foot!!! I am so excited! Thank you for the chance to win!

barbara woods said...

would love to learn from that book , thanks for the chance

swakins said...

I love making hexies! This looks like a great new way to make them. I will have to get this book.

Catskill Quilter said...

This book looks so fabulous! I have found hexies addictive while watching tv -- but what to do with them when they are done?

KaHolly said...

Hexies are my 'to go' project, and I look forward to learning a new and easier way to make them.

Debbie Lou said...

The book looks great and I'm always up for a new way to do something. Hexies are so addictive and I love them for my handwork time. Thanks so much.

SarahVee said...

looks interesting. a new way, an easier way, a quick way!?! i'd love to win! thanks for the chance.

Lyn said...

I have made 2 king sized hexi quilts...would love a new way

Debra Post said...

I've made a hexie pillow.......ready for bigger projects

Mara said...

I love hexies and this sounds like such a neat and different approach, I would love to learn.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I have only made hexies with papers, I am intrigued by the idea of no papers. Thank you for the chance of winning a copy of the book.

Barb said...

I love making hexies....but I have never made them with circles....excited to see how this would work....Thanks for the chance to win!

barb said...

My first quilt was a hexie and forty years later, i still enjoy them babscorbitt@gmail.com

Jan said...

I just now saw the hexie blog hop on Pat Sloan's Facebook page. I would love to know how to make easy hexies!

Ruth K said...

This book will give me new ideas for my pile of hexies. Thanks for the giveaway.
rmk815@gmail.com

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh I would LOVE to win this book!!! All my friends are making hexies but I don't want all that prep work, so I've been holding back. This might be a great way to get me in the hexie flow :*) Thanks for participating in this great giveaway!

Luann said...

A very interesting way to do Hexies! Luann

Lindah said...

Intriguing! A simple way to make hexies would be a lot of fun.

Neil said...

Love the idea of an easier way to do hexies.
Would love to win a book.

Barb66 said...

This book looks great, I am caught in the Hexie wave.

Marilyn said...

I love the look of hexies and an easier way to make them is right up my alley! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Barb Bee said...

Love the idea of making these hexes!

JoAnne said...

This looks like something I could do! I had never thought I would make a hexagon quilt because it seemed so difficult. I want to give this a try. It's sure something I could do while listening to the speaker at the quilt guild meeting!

Amy said...

I love English Paper Piecing and I love hexies. I would love to win this book to add to my collection.

tich said...

Hope it is all right to post from scotland! this book looks wonderful - love the cover!

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing - the book looks wonderful.

Selvage Quilter said...

This entry is for Barbara Ann.

Laurie Parrack said...

What a wonderful book. I would love to try my hand at hexies too. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

Rose said...

I glad to see something other than flowers being made with hexies. I've done that and would like to try something else. Thanks.

Rose said...

I glad to see something other than flowers being made with hexies. I've done that and would like to try something else. Thanks.

debby said...

Looks like fun. Thanks for the giveaway

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm so curious now about no paper, not plastic and no basting. Wow!

vicki said...

I would love to win this book and learn a new skill. Thanks for the giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

pinsandgiggles said...

Love the new method! Thanks for the chance to win.

Helen said...

Need to make a hexie something!

Jake said...

I'm a beginner hexier and can't wait to try out a bunch of different methods!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Thank you for the pics of the back side of the hexies! What fun!

Mary Walker said...

I'd love a copy of this book! I'm intrigued by the new way of making hexies!

Karen Propes said...

The hexies from this book look amazing. I also love the quilt that you made Seven of Diamonds, it's beautiful. Love to win, I love new products and patterns... Thanks for the chance.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Anita said...

I would love to win a copy!

Jane said...

Really enjoyed working with hexies a couple of years ago when they were so big in blogland. A new technique is intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway!

Raewyn said...

Very cool hexies!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

That's a different way to make the hexagon. I just might try that!

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