When I met Tacha as a member of the Fat Quarterly team in Houston last year, I had no idea she was percolating this little beauty for publication!
If you've been swept up in the current re-love for Engligh paper piecing, you will LOVE this book. And if you haven't - get swept up! Paper piecing doesn't have to to be like that bag of newspaper hexagons you still have in your sewing box from that awful project at school when you were 12.
Tach gives you a great overview of how to stitch your bits together and what you need to do it. EPP is only as limited as your imagination, and Tach gives you some fantastic projects from small to large to try out your skills. You know me - never one for a small project, I think this one is my favourite.
Maybe it's triggered by the flag quilt I'm working at the moment (which isn't hexagons), but I think more likely it's that fab colour combo!
As I'm writing this from my recovery bed, I will keep it short and sweet, but I thought you might like to see some EPP I've been working on. This is a pic of a star quilt I've been working on for a long time. It's actually a lot bigger than this now but this is the pic I have on the computer!!
Those little hexies have 1/2" sides :) Most of this quilt I made waiting for kids - outside football practise, violin practise, at the train station. And thats the beauty of paper piecing. You can carry it around with you and do it in between, for all those times when you don't have time to be in front of the sewing machine. So grab Tacha's fab book and give it a go! Check out what all these lovely people have had to say, and hop over to Katy's blog and Sew Mama Sew as they are giving a copy of Hexa Go-Go away.
August 20th – Katy Jones from I’m a Ginger Monkey
August 22nd – Beth Wilson from Sew Mama Sew
August 24th – Cathy Underhill from Cabbage Quilts
August 27th – Lynne Goldsworthy from Lily’s Quilts
August 29th – Jennifer Mathis from Ellison Lane
August 31st – Angela Pingel from Cut to Pieces
September 3rd – Jeni Baker from In Color Order
September 5th – Nettie from A Quilt is Nice
September 7th – Lissa Alexander from Moda Lissa
September 10th – Sarah Fielke from The Last Piece
September 12th – Michele Pacy from Michele Made Me
September 14th – Kimberly Jolly from The Jolly Jabber
September 17th – Aneela Hoey from Comfort Stitching
September 19th – John Adams from Quilt Dad
September 21st – Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson!