Thursday, 23 June 2016

It's Giveaway time and it's hexagons

This giveaway is now closed.
True to my promise last week, it's giveaway time for my blog readers this week. I won't even mention this on Instagram, so that will increase your chances of winning.

I really appreciate the online friendships I've developed through blogging.  I now feel that I have friends all over the world.


So what's up for grabs?  These bright happy fabrics chosen especially for this giveaway, PLUS 50 hexagon shapes so you can try your hand at modern hexies.  You don't have to use these fabrics in a modern hexies project, but I would like to see you use the hexie templates - either for a modern hexies project, or traditional English Paper Piecing. Just a warning - some of these paper pieces have been used, but Paper Pieces make them so well that they can be used multiple times.  I always keep mine and recycle them.

Here's a reminder of what I made with just 31 hexies.


To get you started I'm providing a link here to Nicole's tutorial.  She's the expert at this technique, so you may as well learn from her.  The only thing I do slightly differently is create a template and trim my fabrics to hexagon size, plus a seam allowance.

This giveaway is now closed.


64 comments:

Katie said...

I’m not a fan of EPP (hand piecing my La Passacaglia with Inklingo shapes) but the modern hexies look like fun. I can also see those fabrics in my La Pass! :-)

Sandi said...

What a great giveaway Wendy, you've really been Hemingway along! Those fabrics are lovely and would be s great bonus to anyone's stash.

I wish good luck to the entrants, please don't include me as I have many hex papers myself. Thanks for your generosity.

STH said...

I'd love to try modern hexies!

livingincolorblog (at) outlook (dot) com

Alison said...

Your hexi project really tempted me to have a go. Would love to have this great starter pack. Thnks for the chance.

margaret said...

liking the table mat I think EPP for me love the more complicated projects but too difficult for my brain

Martina said...

I think i would ues the EPP method. But i am also eager to learn the modern hexies. I am just a hexie fan, lol!

Frances Meredith said...

You know I do EPP all the time, but NEVER hexies! Put my name in the hat.

Silke tauscht said...

Hi,
I really love doing EPP and I surely will try to make some modern hexi projects.Thanks for the wonderful chance to win!

ES said...

The fabrics look exciting:) emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have learned to do EPP for one of my current projects and have come to like it so I would do that. If they are not the same size as the ones I am using I have a feeling I would start another! Thanks for including your blog readers!

Jayne Vossen said...

I'd love to try the modern hexes! Thanks fo yhe chance!
Jayne.vossen@yahoo.com

rebecca said...

Great give away! I may try hexies!

Jeannie Gan said...

Your La Passacaglia quilt really inspired me....it's on my to make list. May be modern hexiies will be easier to start with 😀.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Stitchin At Home said...

I would try the modern hexies.

sam said...

I would like to try modern hexies.

Betsy said...

I'd try the Modern Hexies. Love the look.

JC in TX said...

I've been lurking on your site & all links 'hexie' trying to get the nerve to jump off this technique cliff! I am drawn to the modern design as shown ... hope I win!!

deannabarnes said...

Omg! I love that table mat!!! I am for sure going to make one in rustic colors for my sister for Christmas! She will love it!!!! I have never tried hexies...so honestly...I am going to try both techniques and see what works best for me. Thank you so much for the inspiration and such amazing generosity! �� Crafdeemecreations@yahoo.com

Alice said...

I will definitely be trying the modern hexies. I'm in love with the concept!

Jessica said...

I have tried EPP. I like to put hexies together, but I have never actually made anything with my hexies yet. I love your project though. It is gorgeous.

Lori Smanski said...

these fabrics are lovely. i have not done hexies yet and would love to try
quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

Betsy said...

I too like the modern hexies

Jan Wills said...

I'd like to try the modern hexies. Have done EPP before. Looks fun! firedown at vodafone dot net dot nz

jellybean said...

Loving this hexie giveaway love EPP just finished my Death Star little tricky with all the different shapes would love to try the modern hexies

clemonssarah7 at gmail dot com

JoanG said...

I've been inspired by your passacaglia quilt and would love to try modern hexies. Thanks for the chance.

Tina Jeo said...

I would try modern hexies as I wasn't too happy doing EPP. Thank you for the giveaway. tljeo at yahoo dot com

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Such beautiful fabric and the chance to try something new. I've avoided the hexie craze but think I would try it on a small art quilt. Thank you for the opportunity.

Suegodfrey said...

I love hexies but have never used one made templates, I make my own. I would love to try EPP thus way. Thank you for the giveaway hugs Sue x

suesinger said...

I use English paper piecing, but use freezer paper to make my pieces. I am still excited that I will be in New Zealand next April.
Sue from California

Natureluvr57 said...

I enjoy hand sewing so I love EPP with papers but will attempt to try the Modern way in the future to see how I like it. I love the colors and design in the placement. Purples are my favorite colors. Thanks

Heather Sebastian said...

What a super lovely giveaway! I would la la LOVE to try modern hexies!
:)

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Linda Fleming said...

I'd love to use these to make a modern hexies quilt.

Linda said...

HI,LOVE TO TRY THE HEXIES! THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Catskill Quilter said...

I love English paper piecing, and would definitely use those hexie papers to make adorable hexagons! Thank you for the chance.

Bobbi D. said...

I think I would like to try modern hexies! :) Thank you for the chance!

Joan said...

Love your little quilt! I'd like to try the modern hexies. Thank you for the chance to win.

grapevinegirl said...

Love the opportunity to enter the drawing. Your quilts are beautiful

Linda H said...

HI Wendy, It's been a while since I've visited or commented. Life has been a little crazy lately, preventing me from being in Blogland as often as I'd like. So glad I popped by today to see these hexie projects (below). I would love to try the modern hexie technique. Your fabrics are lovely and the papers would get one started. Please count me in!!

barbara woods said...

i would try it if i win, thanks

Zabawa said...

I never used templates, but I like EPP. Thank you for the giveaway!
Tonya, http://zabawa-csc.blogspot.ru/
tonya.zabawa at gmail dot com


Brenda said...

I would be most tempted to do EPP, and test whether my hands could handle that hand sewing. I love the look of all of the EPP quilts I see, would love to make one, and this would be a great test. In any event, the fabrics are fun, and colorful, and would definitely make it into one of my project.

Wendy, you are a big inspiration to me.

delaineelliott said...

I have never tried EPP but it has always been on my bucket list, so I would definitely try it if I win. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Maree Bublitz said...

I love EPP and the colours would go with the hexagon quilt I am starting Maree ( bublitzm@xtra.co.nz)

jt56 said...

Hi Wendy. I'm not from overseas but I am from across the Cook Strait.
I love seeing your creations and enjoyed reading about you in the NZ Quilter. I'd love to have a go at the modern Hexies. Many thanks for the opportunity. Jocelyn
jthomo@msn.com

Schulz Family said...

I have done epp before but not the modern hexies. So definitely try a new skill. Have just linked over to the tutorial. I still find it funny that I found you via crazy mum quilts in USA and yet we both live in NZ! Cheers Karen. karen.schulz@paradise.net.nz

Carol Kuse said...

I am looking for handwork so I will probably epp. Thank you for the chance to win such pretty fabric to use.

anna brown said...

Yess i would give it a try...love the table topper... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Celia Ambrose said...

I like the modern hexie tutorial you did. Thanks for the chance!(celiaambrose@hotmail.com)

Sharon Cummings said...

I love the look of the modern hexies, really need to have a go at them. (ascummings@bigpond.com )

Quilting Tangent said...

I haven't tried hexies. On the list to try one day. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Vicki H said...

I want to try modern hexies. Looks fun.

Renea said...

I have already done an EPP project so I would try Modern Hexies. Thanks for the great giveaway.

GranChris said...

I'd love to give this a try. It's been years and I need a refresher. English Paper piecing is different and I have never done that before.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I most certainly would. I love hexies. I'm itching to try that modern method.

Linda

Lily K. said...

Hi Wendy, I love trying all kinds of new things! Recently I've started with the hexies and millifiore blocks...the modern ones sound like fun too! Lily K britei@shaw.ca

Wendy Booth-Boyd said...

I am starting to love EPP...All year have been tacking small 1/2" hexies between jobs/ appointments in my new role as a peripatetic teacher. Instead of sitting and waiting in a school's Reception if I am a little early...I stay in the car, get out my little sewing bag and do one length of cotton..6 hexies...I now have a box full and my summer holiday job is to whip-stitch them all together!!
Best wishes for everyone's projects...I hope you get hooked like I am!
Wendy

Katy M said...

Modern hexes! I love what you did with yours x

Shauna said...

I have not tried it, but it is on my bucket list of things to do.

Michele T said...

I've only tried paper piecing a few times and have always wanted to try hexies (I have quite a few tutorials of both on my Pinterest board)

Peggy said...

I'd probably try modern hexies.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Béa said...

I want to try Modern Hexies, thank you Wendy.

Helen said...

I'd like to give the modern hexies a go. Lovely to meet you in person on Saturday.

Rebecca said...

I would try my hand at a modern hexie project. The link you provided for Nicole's tutorial was great. Thanks for that and for this generous giveaway!
rebecca@sover.net

Terrie said...

I love those fabrics and my goal this summer is to try out hexies. I had avoided thus far as I know it will lead me to yet one more addiction....but am so wanting to give it a try . Love your blog !! Thank you so much for the chance !!