Sunday, November 2, 2014

THE NEW HEXAGON --A GIVEAWAY

GIVE-AWAY IS NOW CLOSED ******

Ok!  I've finally got my act together over here to tell you about this wonderful give away sponsored by Katja of Katja's Quilt Shoppe.  She wrote a book. A really lovely book.  She is fresh home from Quilt Market and still floating on cloud 9 so has offered to give away not 1, but 3 books.


Katja takes the humble hexagon to a whole new level in this book. Each 3" hexagon is divided into different shapes within the hexie to create the most amazing blocks.

And look, I have a block named after me  : )


At one time Katja offered this as a block of the week quilt along where each week for 52 weeks, we picked up instructions for these blocks. The blocks were named after some of the participants.

Starting in January, she is going to have a free online Millefiori quilt along using shapes from the book. It's going to be amazing!


Mille-fleur: a french term used to refer to a background composed of small flowers

To enter the give-away simply leave me a comment on this post.

To see more of what's in the book visit Linda and Margaret and enter for a chance to win there too!

111 comments:

einfach bunt said...

Oh, I have seen the book at quiltmarket! It is awesome!
If I don't win, I will buy it anyway ;-)

Crickets Corner said...

It looks like a fun book and since I just started back to working with hexi's I'm sure it would be a great inspiration. Thanks for the chance!

Quilting Tangent said...

Great design inside the hexagon, would be nice to know how to make it and all the others in the book. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Patti said...

How cool is that, Carla! I've been wanting to do a Milifiore quilt for some time now, so a QAL sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gill said...

This looks a great book - the QAL sounds fun too!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Very tempting , thank you for showing what's in the book and a chance to win a copy.

Donna~~ said...

Looks fabulous! Just last night I was looking at my bathroom floor (it's hexies) and pondering how a person could make different designs, and here's the book that shows that! Perfect timing! Thanks for the chance!

Kelly O. said...

this book looks fascinating! thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

Ooh....you're even more famous now, Carla! If not for your gorgeous quilts but now you have a hexagon named after you!! I am terribly, terribly impressed. A book filled with oodles of interpretations of those lovely tessellated shapes. It is a must have to adorn my bookshelf....either by hook or by crook. Belles, belles hexagones Millie Fleur, comment je vous aime!!

Afton Warrick said...

Kaffe fabrics are amazing for this. How awesome to have a block named after you. That's a pretty special way for Katja to acknowledge her students - very ingenious and thoughtful.

Denise :) said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love these EPP'd hexies! Just gorgeous! :)

nerospost said...

Hi Carla! You know I love hexagons and I would be on the 9th cloud if win this book! As said Kaffe's Fabrics are perfect for those fantastic blocks and I have a Super bundle just waiting for a Special Project. How exciting to have 'your' block there. Thank you and Katja for a fantastic give away! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Jonell Mollohan said...

What pretty hexagons. Nice giveaway.

Nicole said...

How exciting to find out the author is Canadian! Congrats, and thanks, to her.

Ella said...

Wow! That's a stunner!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That would definitely be a whole new level for me.....Gorgeous designs. Toss my name in the hat.

puzzled a lot said...

hi Carla
I will be in to Katja's tomorrow to pick up my copy of the book. However it would be nice to win another copy because I have just the person to whom I would give it. Thanks for the chance. See you tomorrow!!

tubakk said...

This looks like a really fun book, and much useful for a hexie lover like me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristen King said...

Looks like a great book and so does the next quilt along!!! :)

java diva said...

The sew along sounds lovely, I am getting interested in millefiori.

valerie b said...

This is the quilt along I've been waiting for!

CeLynn said...

Having only sewn a handful of hexies this book looks way out of my league. It would be a wonderful book to have on hand for future projects though! I might even get brave and join said sew along... Thank you and Katja for the chance to win such a wonderful book!

Linda said...

CONGRATS KATJA!
What a neat book>eager to study it more! Thanks for a great giveaway!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Ellyn said...

oh I would love to have this book! And to do the quilt along too... how great is that!

Patchwork and Play said...

Wow! Three books to giveaway! Even if I don't win one, this is definitely going on my Christmas list! I am SO making this millefiori quilt! Congratulations on your Carla block too.

Nat at Made in Home said...

What a great book - and a block after your name, how wonderful!

Ramona said...

That looks like a great book to have. Thank you for sharing with us.

hiyacinth said...

The book looks fantastic, and that's intriguing news about the quiltalong in the new year!

Joan H. said...

Great sounding book. Would love to have it.

Lucy Casey said...

What a stunning book! I just started EPP this year and am completely hooked. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

Pat Converse said...

These look like fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh my gosh - that takes Hexies to a whole new level! Good luck everyone!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm so excited about the quilt-along. I have the book and also ordered the papers, although the millefiori might be structured a bit differently? SO cool that there is a block named after you. If it was me, I would probably make a whole quilt out of that block!!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Wow, those are amazing. Congrats to Katja on being an author.

diane said...

Oh! I remember the block of the week but didn't get to do it being in the US. Would love to win this book and will keep an eye out for the quilt along.

Thanks for the chance to win!

sh said...

How lovely to be a local, published designer. Would love to win this book and start making hexies!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an amazing book! I love the Carla block!

Anita said...

This book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Annette Platana said...

thanks for the entry for a great book :-)

Needled Mom said...

It looks awesome. A QAL will be fun. So glad she named a block after you!!! ;-)

Kathy Boice said...

This is an great book! I have been wanting to do Hexie's. Thanks
midwayfarms@hughes.net

Anne said...

Wow . . . this is really taking hexies to another level and I love the look.

Cheryl Dyck said...

it's a great book!

Betty Spence said...

Oh Carla... What a lovely blog you have. I'm in....I love this book and also the author:) ...
Keep up the wonderful work you do.

OhioLori said...

What a very cool Book!! would Love to Win it!! Thanks for the chance! :)

Cheryl Dyck said...

you threw a great party for Katja.

annieB said...

Just love the look of this book. Thanks for the chance

Judith Kelso said...


I've always loved hexis and I'm excited about new ways to use them! Thanks for the chance to win a new book.

Dhia Peach said...

this might just make my hexie obsession worse!

dhia.peach@gmail.com

http://thepeachpatch.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

I have done very little Hexie work, but love it! I always enjoy seeing what everyone else has done. This book would be perfect for come hexie confidence!

Sharon said...

Wow! Looks like a great book and quilt along! I'd love to play along!

DeborahGun said...

This book looks amazing - I love EPP!

cakegirl said...

This is such a beautiful book. Thanks.

Chiska said...

How gorgeous! I love that last shot. Incredible. Fingers crossed.

Julie said...

Looks like a great book! Thank you for the chance to win.

Christine said...

Wow! What a gorgeous book! This is way beyond me ... but I know who it would make the *perfect* Christmas gift for! :)

Jennifer said...

Looks like fun! I'd like to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz said...

Omigosh these blocks are beautiful! Congratulations on having one named after you. :)

Lynne said...

Wow, I would love a chance to win this awesome book Carla.
How fun that you have a block with your name on it!

Deanna said...

I haven't made any hexagons yet, so this would certainly get me started...

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Am obsessed with hexagons and would be thrilled to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

Karen Thurn said...

Wow! Just when I think I've seen it all, I discover something new: pieced hexis. I'll have to take a closer look at this book as it looks like one I'd like to add to my quilting library. kthurn@bektel.com

judyk2310 said...

I just got back last night from Houston. This show was on my bucket list and now I can say that I've been there. We got there Wednesday and was on overload by Saturday. Everyone should go once. I'd love to win this book!!!
jkiesow@stpeters-columbus.org

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks like a great book and I do love a hexy or two!!

Joy said...

Hexagons are so popular again. A quilt along is just whats needed!

PS I voted for your feather quilt. I just love it.

Fran said...

Oh, don't enter me, as I won the charm squares! But I will certainly look out for this, so tempting :-)

Dawn said...

This book looks great, thanks for the chance to win. dawnm1993@gmail.com

Tammy said...

Oh no......A must have book for a hexi addict like me....lol...Gotta have this one for sure.

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm late coming to the Hexie party. This would be great to have. Thanks for the chance.

Rosa said...

I `m still palying with my hexies and this book looks great .Thanks for the chance!

Havplenty said...

Wow those hexy pics look awesome. This book would be a great addition to any quilter's library.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Lesley Gilbert said...

Those patterns look amazing - how fantastic to be in with a chance of winning this book - thanks :)

Kathy E. said...

Now that's just about as cool as you get to have a hexie named after you! I have my grandmother's quilt top that she started back in the 40's that I want to work on. It's all hexies and I have never made even one! I'd love this book to help me learn and inspire me to finish this quilt.

Norma said...

This looks fun and amazing! And I love books, actually I probably have too many if you ask my hubby.

Teeeeeena said...

All I can say is WOW.

Janie said...

Looks like a great book, the cover is inspiring in its own right. Thanks for the chance.

janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

karine123 said...

I love doing crafts!

Jan said...

Lovely book. Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

Renee G said...

This looks like great fun. I love working with hexies.

Captain & Mrs Duckman said...

wow, such intricacy.looks amazing

john hutchens said...

beautiful hexagons
cooladam1 at live dot com

Debbie said...

Thanks for joining the giveaway, Carla. Cool that there's a block with your name! I could always use another hexagon book, LOL.

Paula said...

I LOVE hexagon quilts. Thank you for the great blog and for hosting this giveaway!

FlourishingPalms said...

How did you know I've been looking for a new English paper-piecing project?! Hexies, and other EPP shapes are so attractive to me, and this book looks really intriguing. Thank you for the chance to win!

Pauline Perry said...

This is a fabulous book and I have recently become attracted to hexies. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Pauline

preferred contact: perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Mokki said...

I really like hexies, they're such a fun shape. The book looks great. Really cool to have one named after you!

Sarah said...

I can't wait for Katja's milliefiori project in January - I hope you'll post again when it's live cuz this old mind will probably forget.

There is a block with my name but I highly doubt I'm the actual Sarah Katja was thinking of - it was a nice surprise to find it in the book...

Cathy said...

how cool is that!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

OMG - I've got to get my hands on one of those books - what LOVELY blocks!!!! And what a delight to have one named after yourself :) You have such a way with fabrics, that I'm not a bit surprised!

Karen said...

I love the hexies. And I'd love to be entered in your draw. Karen

Paulette Eccleston said...

So many great ideas and projects. Keep them coming.

Kathy LeBlanc said...

This looks like an amazing book. I love the idea of doing it together in January

Mary Ann Fogleman said...

Beautiful book! And I love hexagons. Thanks for the give away.

Dixie said...

Wow - love the examples from the book! mumbird3atgmail.com

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

The fussy cutting in some of those blocks is incredible!

Mom C said...

Wow, Hexies are great but the the last picture is amazing. Got to get on this bandwagon. Thanks.

Mom C said...

Wow, Hexies are great but the the last picture is amazing. Got to get on this bandwagon. Thanks.

Paul Burega said...

Looks like a fabulous book. Hope I win.

Sarah said...

I would love to win this! sarah@forrussia.org

Lorri Foley said...

I am just starting to be obsessed by hexagons and would love this book

Sherry said...

I have done a couple of small hexagon projects and enjoyed them. This looks like a fabulous book!

whatknotgirls crafts said...

I'd love to win this book full of inspiration! Thanks for the chance.

HollyBeth
whatknotgirls at yahoo dot com

Jodi said...

sweet giveaway. love your ice cream cones, too!

Martha said...

What an amazing book. Congrats on having a block named after you!

Anita said...

Love the ice cream cones, and thanks for the giveaway

Renate said...

Often wondered how you managed to get so many different Hexies. Now I know. Amazing, especially that last one pictured.

Donna quilts said...

I've never done a quilt with hexagons, but when I first saw Katja's book and the fun and bright coloured fabrics that she has used in her quilt, I thought it might be time to try one. Thanks for giving us the chance to win one of her books.
Your ice cream cones are too cute!

Barb and Sharon said...

What a great way too use those small pieces of beautiful fabric left over from other projects.
Barb@Witsend

nicolesender said...

What a beautiful book! Such great ideas!