I love hexagons, always have and when I saw the front cover of Tacha Bruecher’s book Hexa Go-Go I just had to see inside! This book is based around English paper piecing, Tacha says that hexagons are quilting’s answer to knitting. The book starts off with an outline of what English paper piecing is and how to choose fabrics, set blocks, print or stamp on fabric, getting started and template making.
The Cat Tails Quilt 70″ x 92″ is just fabulous, vibrant colours and mixing up machine and hand piecing. The instructions are clear, well written and full of helpful tips and design notes.
Large and small projects, hand and machine sewn, so lots of choice on what to make – depending on how long you want to spend making something. I think my favourite quilt is the Over the rainbow quilt, a perfect rainbow in fabrics.
It measures a whopping 112 inches square and the hexs are 1 inch, isn’t it stunning? Perfect for some small and precious fabrics that you may have saved up.
here is a Modern Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, a modern twist on the traditional Grandmothers Flower garden, with added coin strips and sashing.
In amongst the quilts are some free form projects, again beautifully explained, a zippered pouch, needle book, table runner and Christmas project. For the patriotic amongst us there is an Union Jack and Stars and Stripes quilts – perfect for the Olympics! Many of you will know Tacha from Fat Quarterly and her fab blog or Flickr.
The book is suitable for any level of skill or time commitment, using both modern and traditional designs. You will also find that English paper piecing is the perfect antidote to the modern world a real stress busters as well as stash buster! A must for anyone wanting to English paper piece or just be inspired by the fabulous designs.
Published in July 2012 by Stash Books.