Quick announcement before I get into today’s post re: de-stashing! I have started contacting those who made it to the waiting list in the order of when your email came in. I will be contacting more of you as I manage to pack more boxes. To date, I think I have shipped off 25-30 boxes! If you haven’t heard from me and are on the waiting list, that because there are others in front of you in the queue! I will share more about my de-stashing project next week.
Happy Saturday, Friends! I am happy to be part of the celebration featuring Emily Breclaw’s new book “Adventures in Hexagons”, published by CT Publishing. Emily is a very talented quilter, and you may learn more about her and her work at http://thecaffeinatedquilter.com/. Emily and I definitely share our choice of coffee as our “stay awake juice” (coined by Miss baby).
I have always been fascinated by the hexagonal and octagonal quilts, and have secretly saved in my archive pictures of tile floors with the the notion that I will bring the designs to life one day with fabrics. Meeting Emily for the first time at Houston Quilt Market has piqued my interest even more….
I like the way Emily presents her instructions in the book for either machine piecing or hand piecing her quilts! It might sound weird, but as much as I use the machine for my quilts, I am tending toward handpiecing when making these fun hexagonal quilts! AND…. the best part of the book for me is the pictures! Emily’s quilt are truly awe-inspiring! Here are a couple of my favorites!
There are many more eye candies included in the book – I hope you will pick up at copy of Emily’s book! Meanwhile, CT Publishing is generously giving away a copy of Emily’s book! Leave a comment here between now and next Saturday (August 12th, 2017), and tell me if you have ever made a hexagon quilt or hand-pieced quilt! I will pick a winner and announce it on the following Monday, and show you my version and first ever Hexagon quilt!
Have a lovely rest of your weekend! Hugs to you all!