Friday, July 13

Hexa go-go

I pre-ordered Hexa go-go pretty soon after I came back from the Fat Quarterly retreat in London last month. I knew it was a book I would enjoy not just because of the subject but also because it is written by Tacha who tried to teach me English Paper Piecing at the Retreat.

Detail of the Cat tails Quilt
The first part of the book covers the basics of English Paper Piecing, what materials to use, how to baste, sewing techniques etc. You can use various shapes with EPP but, as the title already suggests, it's all about hexies in this book. I happen to love hexies so I'm not complaining. Photos like the one above make my heart sing. :)

There are 16 quilted projects in the book, 9 of them larger sized quilts. This (huge!) Union Jack Quilt is one of my favourite projects from the book.

And this is what pieced together in the past few weeks. Still not sure what I will do with these but I'm sure to find some inspiration in Tacha's book. :)


  1. Love your hexes, I have a few that I am working on little by little! Yours are just amazing, love the fabric you are using!

  2. im tempted to buy the book, have u tried glue basting the hexis ?? so much quicker, I've even got amelia doing it lolol...

    1. I have and it worked fine for me. :) Also had some iron-on ones but wasn' t too crazy about those...

  3. I've pre- ordered the book too but it hasn't arrived yet. I just can't wait to read it. Love you hexies. I'm in the middle of a project with tiny hexies but would love to start a new one inspired by Tacha.

  4. Yikes, this book looks like trouble! Ordering it now...


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