Hexie Love Blog Hop

Welcome to stop number two on the Hexie Love Blog Hop!

I’ve been stitching mostly modern  hexie quilts using basic English Paper Piecing techniques for around three years, since I got back to them with my little quilt that went to QuiltCon in 2013.

Now there is a brand new digital magazine devoted to the hexagon quilt!

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Hexie Love is the brain child of Julia Wood, co-author of Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts and author of MORE Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts. I first met Julia on the set at Quilting Arts TV eighteen months ago when she was filming a segment on a traditional way of making hexagons from circles of fabrics. She is the quintessential southern lady from Auburn, Alabama. When we both taught at the AQS Quilt Week in Chattanooga last year we had a wonderful few days as roomies.

Julia was already planning the first edition of her new magazine and we had fun taking pictures in the hotel lobby…

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Two issues in I have to tell you Hexie Love is a magazine worth reading! I received the first issue free as a contributing author but now I am a fully paid up subscriber. Every issue has articles by hexie artists from around the world, patterns for small and scrappy projects, book reviews and steps towards a super progressive quilt… and all for $5.99 an issue or $26.99 for a year (6 issues). You can sign up from the link on the Hexie Love blog site.

Of course a blog hop wouldn’t be a blog hop without a give away! Julia will send a copy of the magazine to one lucky reader and I will send a set of perspex templates for cutting 3/4″ and 1″ hexagons from your favorite fabrics, ready for EPP, to a second winner. All you need to do is post a comment at the end of this blog post before April 14th. Make sure I have a way to contact you if the random number generator picks you.

At the end of the week Julia is also giving away a subscription to her magazine and a copy of her MORE Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts book, make sure to leave a comment on her blog for a chance to win those.

And don’t forget to check out the other blogs on the tour:

April 6  Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com
April 7  Catherine Redford http://catherineredford.com (that’s ME!)
April 8   Linda Franz http://www.lindafranz.com/blog/
April 9  Cheryl Sleboda http://muppin.com/wordpress/index.php/blog/
April 10 Geta Grama  http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com
April 11  Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com
April 12 Becky Campbell  https://www.facebook.com/sewforeverquiltingbybeckycampbell
April 13 Joan Shay https://www.facebook.com/joan.mooreshay

I’m looking forward to reading your comments. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

83 Comments

  1. Frankie Caruso said:

    What a wonderful blog post. I had no idea that there would be a new magazine devoted to hexies. I’m relatively new to hexies bur love them.

    April 7, 2015
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  2. Lindak said:

    This sounds really exciting~! Since I’ll be on the road much of this year, I was thinking of trying my hand with hexies – would love to give them a try and the magazine will surely help. Thanks for all of this hexie love!

    April 7, 2015
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  3. Mary Ellen said:

    Thank-you that would be a nice thing to win Templates for hexies

    April 7, 2015
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  4. Jane Teague said:

    This sounds like a fantastic giveaway and a great new magazine! Hope I am a winner!

    April 7, 2015
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  5. Laura said:

    I’m anxious and nervous to try my hand at hexies. Thanks for the news about the magazine.

    April 7, 2015
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  6. April said:

    I love your orange and gray little quilt… I don’t use gray ever, I need to start.

    April 7, 2015
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  7. Ruth K said:

    I love this magazine. I could use an extension to the subscription I already have.

    April 7, 2015
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  8. Nancy in IN said:

    Cute quilt. I love to English paper piece. Great project for car and train.

    April 7, 2015
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  9. jrp53 said:

    I’m not into the hexie craze yet, but it looks like my interest is being piqued more and more. It looks like a great magazine and the perfect way to get started on my own hexie journey.

    April 7, 2015
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  10. Sandi said:

    I’m looking forward to looking at this magazine. Thanks for a chance to win.

    April 7, 2015
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  11. Lou Ann said:

    It would be so awesome to be a winner, I am making a hexie quilt now and have made one in the past. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    April 7, 2015
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  12. Debbie said:

    Thanks for joining the blog hop, Catherine. I collect all things hexie and would love to win this e-magazine and the templates.

    April 7, 2015
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  13. Leesa said:

    Sounds like an awesome magazine!

    April 7, 2015
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  14. Anita said:

    My grandmother made hexies by hand piecing them. English Paper Piecing seems a much better method. Would love the magazine. Thanks.

    Anita

    April 7, 2015
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  15. Toni Arnold said:

    This mag fills the need for a handwork magazine. I’ve done some EPP of hexies. This will give me motivation to do more!

    April 7, 2015
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  16. NancyMayes said:

    Thank you for this blog hop and promoting Julia’s emag! I love it and want it to continue so that it will be available for years to come! Not very lucky at winning things but here goes!!!

    April 7, 2015
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  17. Ann D said:

    It’s hard to believe that there’s much to do with hexagons, but then again 9 patch patterns abound too. Thanks for the chance to win the subscription.

    April 7, 2015
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  18. Karen in Breezy Point said:

    I’m a hex-aholic–thanks for the chance to win!

    April 7, 2015
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  19. Diane R. said:

    Just started doing hexagon’s , Thank you for the chance to win.

    April 7, 2015
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  20. Kathy O in GA said:

    thanks for the chance to win!

    April 7, 2015
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  21. caelijean said:

    I love working on hexies – seems to be the only thing I have time and energy to do once the kids are in bed! Working on my third hexie quilt – the other two aren’t even quilted yet!

    April 7, 2015
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  22. I love Hexie’s–especially fussy cut ones…thanks for the wonderful info! And for a chance to win.
    Jane W.

    April 7, 2015
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  23. Jo Newton said:

    I would really like to learn more about hexies. Just getting started.

    April 7, 2015
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  24. Linda said:

    A hexie blog hop, how fun.

    April 7, 2015
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  25. Colleen said:

    i love EPP and I am really enjoying Julies little ‘BlogHop’, it is so much fun to find more and more people enjoying this pass time. 🙂

    April 7, 2015
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  26. Donna said:

    Hexies are such fun!

    April 7, 2015
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  27. sharon Ingalls said:

    I love Hexies thank You for a Great Give -a- Way

    April 7, 2015
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  28. Amy Farrington said:

    Glad I found you and the hexie blog hop!

    April 7, 2015
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  29. Cindy said:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I have not done any hexie quilts yet, but I would love to learn.

    April 7, 2015
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  30. Sue Couts said:

    What a wonderful site. I admire your creativity! New to Hexies, but I’m hooked..

    April 7, 2015
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  31. Beth Carver said:

    Thank you for telling us new things about hexies – would be wonderful to win one of the giveaways! Beth in AL

    April 7, 2015
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  32. bobkat1896 said:

    Looking forward to seeing this bok. Thanks for the chance to win.

    April 7, 2015
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  33. Joy V said:

    Who doesn’t love hexies. And a chance to win a copy of the book. Thank you or a chance to win.

    April 7, 2015
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  34. Paulette J Bergman said:

    I love Hexies! I started and can’t stop. I don’t want to stop, either! Thank you for the opportunity! pj stitches!

    April 7, 2015
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  35. Brit said:

    Oh how I love hexies! Thank you for a chance to win!

    April 7, 2015
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  36. Anita said:

    I am enjoying hand sewing Hexies and English paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

    April 7, 2015
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  37. Linda Kay said:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    April 7, 2015
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  38. Tena said:

    I have the first two HexieLove issues and really love it. I am looking forward to many more.

    April 7, 2015
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  39. HeyJudee said:

    I’m still working on a grandmother’s flower garden. But would love to read about more hexie projects.

    April 7, 2015
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  40. Karen in Maine said:

    Fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win Hexie templates!!

    April 7, 2015
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  41. Paige said:

    Wow, how generous! Thank you!

    April 7, 2015
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  42. Lyn Smith said:

    Love stitching my hexies. Would love to win a copy of the magazine.

    April 8, 2015
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  43. lisatown2014 said:

    Very exciting to see more Hexie ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

    April 8, 2015
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  44. Pam C said:

    I enjoy seeing hexy quilts but haven’t attempted one on my own. Maybe if I win this book I will give them a go!

    April 8, 2015
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  45. Nancy in IN said:

    Love to do English paper piecing as it is so portable

    April 8, 2015
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  46. Judy Bedford said:

    I am fascinated with the geometric shape of the hexagon and its versatility…..and have recently been piecing using Julia’s method with a circle. I am new to your website and looking forward to following your blog.

    April 8, 2015
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  47. Donna said:

    I am enjoying seeing all the different designs that has been used with the hexagons

    April 8, 2015
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  48. Laura said:

    I saw Julia’s segment on QA and have tried her hexie method. Great project for travel since any circle can work as a template! No special tools needed, just fabric thread and needle. Looking forward to seeing her magazine.

    April 8, 2015
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  49. Maureen said:

    Thank you for the chance to win. Making Hexies will be a great take along project!

    April 8, 2015
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  50. mumbird3 said:

    Love Hexies – Julia has been doing a great job with her magazine! Love her circle method!

    April 8, 2015
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  51. Vicki Seals said:

    Love the look of hexies just haven’t tried them yet. Thanks for the chance to win. vickise at gmail dot com

    April 8, 2015
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  52. LJ said:

    I never realized how enjoyable it would be to EPP until a year ago when I began my first project. NOW, I am hooked and can not get enough. Lots to learn so it would be wonderful to win a subscription. I’m going to following you with Feedly – what I see of yours, I love. Thanks for sharing on the 7th and also the quilting on the hexie quilt today (8th).

    April 8, 2015
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  53. Jen Beatty said:

    I think I need to start making more hexies!

    April 8, 2015
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  54. Delaine said:

    I haven’t ventured into the world of hexies yet – but it is on my list of things to try. Thanks!

    April 8, 2015
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  55. paulburega said:

    Great looking quilt. Love making hexagons.

    paulburega (at) gmail (dot) com

    April 8, 2015
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  56. Cyra said:

    What a fantastic magazine. I’m a hexie-aholic, and your templates would make my world complete.

    April 8, 2015
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  57. Cindy A. said:

    I love the portability of hexies. I’m working with 1/2″ hexies at the moment. They make such cute flowers!

    April 8, 2015
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  58. Nancy Mayes said:

    I have the e-mag for 2015 and love it! Can’t wait for each one to come out. I also love Julia’s blog but this is neat having a Blog Hop so I can save other blogs in my “favorites” bookmarks!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    April 8, 2015
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  59. Sharlene Owens said:

    Great inspiration on the back of the furniture.

    April 8, 2015
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  60. Amy Lause said:

    What a great magazine, and I don’t have any templates that small. Thanks for the giveaway!

    April 8, 2015
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  61. |Brenda Wilkinson said:

    I am looking forward to learning how to hexie. What a good start this would make.
    pronurse@richland.ca

    April 8, 2015
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  62. Lorraine said:

    Love hexies! What a great idea for a magazine!

    April 9, 2015
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  63. teri c said:

    I am looking forward to seeing the new magazine and being inspired.

    April 9, 2015
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  64. Susan said:

    I am thrilled to see that there is a magazine devoted to hexies! I tried hexies when I discovered Linda Franz and Inklingo and now I’m a hexie addict!

    April 10, 2015
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  65. Paulette J Bergman said:

    Hexies are much worse than potato chips! Bet you can’t do just one!! pj stitches!

    April 10, 2015
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  66. Cathy Wilson said:

    I would love to win this! I want to learn to EPP & to make hexies. What a good way to begin!

    April 10, 2015
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  67. Anita said:

    My only hexie project is a table runner I have started, doing EPP. Who knows when it will be finished… I admire all the beautiful hexie projects out there, and new, faster methods are highly appreciated. Thanks for the giveaway!

    April 11, 2015
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  68. Becky T said:

    Hexies Rule !

    April 11, 2015
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  69. I’d love a copy of this magazine, this is the first I’ve heard of it.

    April 11, 2015
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  70. cindy said:

    I’d really like to win the magazine, but either way i need a copy! Sounds like fun

    April 11, 2015
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  71. Paulette J Bergman said:

    I want to win! pj stitches!

    April 12, 2015
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  72. Mary Ellen Rieland said:

    What a great giveaway. I love the work on hexies!

    April 13, 2015
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  73. Charlotte Betts said:

    I love hexies and would love to win.

    April 13, 2015
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  74. caroline Rohrer said:

    I would love to win this book. New to hexis.

    April 13, 2015
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  75. Marla said:

    EPP and hexies are so relaxing and fun!

    April 14, 2015
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  76. Susanne said:

    Could sure use some inspiration for how to use the ones I made already.

    April 14, 2015
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  77. Paulette J Bergman said:

    Oh, yet again! I do hope that I win! pj stitches!

    April 14, 2015
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  78. Janet Boltjes said:

    Love hexies!

    January 11, 2016
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