I have a great book to share with you today! Welcome to my stop on the Hexa Go-Go Blog tour! You all know Tacha Bruecher right? She is one of the founding members of the online magazine, Fat Quarterly, and co-author of the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop book that I shared with you a few months back. I was so excited to meet her at Spring Market, and let me tell you, she is sweet as can be! And funny too!
To me, Tacha's work is all about the little details. Whether you're making a quilt, a bag, or a garment, the attention given to the small elements of a design can often make or break your project. They are what pushes it over the edge and really gives you a WOW! The projects in Tacha's book, Hexa Go-Go have exactly that, fantastic details!
If you've ever been even slightly interested in English paper-pieced hexagons, you're going to want this book. Whether you've never stitched a single hexagon, or are a seasoned piecer, there is something for everyone. Tacha takes you step by step through the process and gives so many different options and tips for cutting, basting, joining, and using hexagons.
Beyond the general hexagon making instructions, the projects in this book are amazing! I personally have a hard time getting past the traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden design when I think about using hexagons. I love all of the different modern ways they are used to create pattern or shapes in this book!
My favorite project also happens to be the cover quilt! I am rather slow at hand piecing, so I love the idea of being able to mix regular patchwork with hexagons. Seems much more approachable for me than a project that is made entirely of hexagons!
Want a copy? Just leave a comment to be entered to win. Giveaway will be open until Wednesday, September 5th at 5pm CST. US readers will receive a hard copy and international readers will receive an ebook copy.
Don't forget to check out the other stops on the hop!
8/20 Katy Jones - imagingermonkey - http://www.imagingermonkey.
8/22 Beth Wilson - Sew Mama Sew - sewmamasew.com/blog2/
8/24 Cathy Underhill - Cabbage Quilts - http://cabbagequilts.blogspot.
8/27 Lynne Goldsworthy - Lilys Quilts - lilysquilts.blogspot.com/
8/29 Jennifer Mathis - Ellison Lane - http://ellisonlane.blogspot.
8/31 Angela Pingel - Cut to Pieces - http://cuttopieces.blogspot.
9/3 Jeni Baker - In Color Order - http://incolororder.com/ << you're here! :)
9/5 Nettie - A quilt is nice - http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.
9/7 Lissa Alexander - Moda Lissa - http://modalissa.blogspot.com
9/10 Sarah Fielke - The Last Piece - thelastpiece.typepad.com/
9/12 Michele Pacey - Michele Made Me - http://www.michelemademe.com/
9/14 Kimberly Jolly - Fat Quarter Shop - fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
9/17 Aneela Hoey - Comfort Stitching - comfortstitching.typepad.co.
9/19 John Adams - Quiltdad - http://www.quiltdad.com/
9/21 Elizabeth Hartman - Oh Fransson - http://www.ohfransson.com/