Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The New Hexagon Book - Find the Treasures Hidden in Hexagons!

Yesterday we stopped in at Katja's Quilt Shoppe to see how things were going and pick up our copy of Katja's book, "The New Hexagon".

This is not your typical quilting book.  Katja has combined the Hexagon pattern with English paper piecing with a modern twist.  Her easy to use methods on a traditional idea makes Hexagon patterns fun to create.  She gives 52 hex block patterns that can be combined in many ways and used to not only create a quilt but projects like wall hangings, table runners or even a mug rug.

The hex patterns can even be combined to make more intricate patterns as in this "Millefiori" quilt.

Starting in January Katja will be heading up a free online Millefiori quilt-a-long using shapes from her book.  You can follow her facebook page here for more info.

As an artist in polymer clay, I am always looking for inspiration and quilt block patterns are a great source to draw from.  The New Hexagon book has some really great inspiring ideas and patterns that  really gets my create juices flowing and can hardly wait to translate some of these ideas into my clay to create some new unique designs.

1 comment:

Carla said...

It was nice to see you. Looking forward to see what you do with the inspiration provided in the book