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Sunday, April 12, 2015

The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along: Rosette 1 and a GIVEAWAY!

So just trolling through Facebook one day I stumbled across some stunning pictures of some English Paper Piecing in progress.  Turns out there's a group of people following Katja Marek's The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along

The quilt along is based on Katja's new book, The New Hexagon:


As you can tell from the cover, she's subdivided hexagons into smaller pieces with some really stunning effects.  Being the hand sewer that I am, I immediately had to join, even though I was starting off over a month behind. 

I ordered the book online from Connecting Threads, but was having trouble getting my scanner to accurately copy the patterns in the book, so I purchased the digital copy of the book as well, which has printable patterns.  Here's what one of them looks like:




 The highlighter marks are there to help me put the blocks back together in the same orientation.  I had picked out some fabric I thought would be fun to fussy cut from, but was thwarted when I discovered how large these pieces are!  A great excuse to go to the fabric store, then:


I picked up this Color Theory layer cake from Gigi's Fabric in Brandon.  I love it!  I personally have issues combining different colors, and Vanessa does an awesome job of mixing different colors together.  Now a layer cake isn't going to be nearly enough, so I bought Moda Bella Solids in matching colors from Inspire! in Plant City as well as from Fat Quarter Shop


There's some ombre fabric in there that I am itching to use!

Well, here's the center of Rosette 1:


That's an 18x24 cutting mat, to put this in perspective.  I really love how the striped fabric turned into a union jack. 

I only used solids in the next round:


It created a rather dramatic starburst by using the same color in adjacent pieces. 

I then decided to tone it down on the last round by incorporating more prints:


It's taken a long time to get to this point, but it's been a lot of fun.  On to Rosette two!

Wanna join in on the fun?  You'll need a copy of Katja's book The New Hexagon, and I'm giving you a chance to win my personal copy of this book!

How to Enter:

Simply leave a comment at the end of this post, and make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win.  One entry per person, please.

Who is Eligible to Win:

This giveaway is open worldwide to all participants with a valid email address.

What can I win?

I am giving away my personal copy of the paperback The New Hexagon by Katja Marek.

When is the Deadline to Enter?

This giveaway is open until Friday, April 17th, 5PM EDT.  The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted via email and announced on my blog shortly thereafter.

Disclaimer:

This giveaway is NOT sponsered by Katja Marek nor Katja's Quilt Shop.  I am giving away my own personal copy of her book that I purchased at retail price.

I hope you win!  God Bless.
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86 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thank you for the lovely post Nicolle! I found your info on Instagram and had to come straight here to have a look. Your Rosette is gorgeous!
    Please don't enter me in the draw, obviously I have enough copies of my own book. lol
    Katja

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    1. LOL, thanks a bunch. I'm having a lot of fun with this quilt along, so thank you for putting it together. I can't wait to see how they all turn out!

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  3. Isn't it funny how we find excuses to go to the fabric store? I'm glad you went because you chose a wonderful selection for your block. It's lovely! I haven't tried English paper piecing yet, but I certainly will if I win. Thanks for sharing yours.

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    1. Yes! Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope you'll give it a try--I know lots of people find it relaxing.

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  4. Wow, your hexagon is incredibly beautiful. Very impressive, and it does look like it would be a lot of fun! sarah@forrussia.org

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. Hope you try it--it's never too late to join in!

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  5. thanx, but already have it,but where did you find the digital one, thanx again

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    1. Grace, I purchased my digital copy from Amazon. Even if you don't have a Kindle device, you can read the kindle book in your web browser on your computer. It has a special link to the digital patterns for the hexagons. Hope this helps :)

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  6. I'd like to win so that I can give the book to a quilting friend who, right now, could not think of paying for something as extravagant as a quilt book.

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  7. thanks for the give -a- Way I love Hexagons

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  8. I have been drooling all over the beauties in the fb group for this QAL. I'd love a copy of the book. I want to try the machine pieced method!

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    1. Yes, there are some amazing pieces in the FB group. I'd love to hear how the machine piecing goes when you try it!

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  9. Would like to learn to make hexagons. The book looks exceptional. Thanks for the chance to win.
    gandn74@ymail.com

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    1. The book is wonderful! Thank you for entering!

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  10. Great block and colors! My finished gexies are all 3 inches. Are yours bigger or look bigger in the pic? I have the book and love it!

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    1. Thank you! My hexies are all 3 inches, so it must just be the effect of the camera. (Good thing I'm not in the picture, lol)

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  11. I love hexagons and I love your piece!

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by.

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  12. Your rosette is lovely! I love the effect of fussy cutting.

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    1. Thank you! I was amazed at how dramatic fussy cutting can be, so now I want to use it in everything!

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  13. Great give away! I love you rosette and the way you used solids in the second round.....giving me some great ideas! Hoping to start my rosettes soon!

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    1. Thanks! Hope to see your hexies on the group page soon!

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  14. I love how you marked the backs of the templates to help keep things in order. Very clever. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. That's actually Katja's idea in the book. It's really been helpful. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I would love to win this book - thanks!
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway. I've been watching everyone's progress on Facebook, some amazing rosette so far.

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    1. Aren't they stunning? Thanks for entering!

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  17. I wish I had found your blog when I still lived in Lakeland. We moved in January and it would have been nice to "know" someone while I was there. Thanks for the giveaway.

    determineddebby@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, bummer! That would have been nice. Thanks for entering!

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway....would definitely like to try hexagons.....

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    1. Oh, I hope you do! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Thank you for sharing your rosette & for your generosity in giving your copy of The New Hexagon book away to a lucky Hexer. I will be keeping my fingers crossed (while I'm not stitching, snipping & gluing my hexy bits together). I would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the opportunity Nicholle. Cheers, Pam.
    pamackenziequilts@gmail.com

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  20. What a generous giveaway! I would love to win since I'm getting crazy about hexies...of course I've always been behind when it comes to the latest. akronne17@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, it's never too late--it's new to you, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. This looks fab , would love to win. Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  22. That is a nice giveaway! I want to try the quilt along, but just need the book.

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    1. Oh, it's a blast! Thanks for entering!

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  23. Oh this is wonderful I am recently disabled and can't afford supplies right now so I sure hope I can win. I have to depend on winning and haven't been doing so well☺️ sonjamclane76@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm hoping you win, and I do hope that things get better for you, dear!

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  24. Wow your piecing is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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    1. Why, thank you! And thanks for entering, too!

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  25. Oh, these look so fun! Bet they are addicting, too! Thank you for sharing your blocks and your copy of the book with us!

    Sandy A

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  26. darmrkrystal@gmail.comApril 14, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    That is a really cool hexie......would love to learn how to make one.......

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    1. I had the same thought when I first opened the book. I do hope you try it!

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  27. wow that was an eye full.....ty for sharing and keep up the great work....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  28. Love your rosette! Thanks for the chance at the book. I would love making one or twenty myself.

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    1. Thanks! I have a feeling you'd end up making a lot more than twenty!

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  29. Your work is lovely. I would love to win.

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  30. I'm totally inspired by what you're creating with this book. What a fun quilt along.

    I hope it is ok, as I added your giveaway to a linky I have on a page I created for sharing insights on giveaways & contests: http://quiltshopgal.com/giveaways-and-contests/

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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    1. That's totally cool--thanks for sharing it! Cool site!

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  31. I love hexi's, they are so much fun and the creative ways they are being used is wonderful. Would love to win this book to help me learn a new technique for the hexi's.
    Connie B
    cbquilts345@yahoo.com

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    1. Who knew you could do so much with such a simple shape, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Wow, that's very colorful! I've been quilting along time but just getting interested in hexies, winning this book would give me the kick in the pants I need to get started. Thanks :-)
    gayletorrey@gmail.com

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  33. Stunning! I'd love to try my hand at hexies.

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  34. Just beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  35. I love hexagons and would sew love winning this book! I know I would use it over and over!

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  36. Thank you for the chance to win, oh my what we could do with this book.

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    1. Oh, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for entering.

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  37. Wow! Very impressive. I have just started EPP a hexagon quilt. This is so inspiring as to where I can go next. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    arico2000 at earthlink dot net

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  38. Hi, neat project ! Thanks for sharing a special Giveaway!
    Blessings ♥
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  40. This book would be so great to win as I love EPP & want to broaden my abilities with it.

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    1. I agree--this book has "pushed" my abilities, so to speak. There's a lot to learn from it. Thanks for coming by!

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  41. This looks like a great book - like that you can get an ebook!!! :)

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    1. The ebook is terrific as well, with the added bonus of the printable templates. I recommend it to everyone. thanks for stopping by!

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  42. I love Hexagons so this will be a must for 2015.

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  43. I love making hexagons but have not made anything with them. I would love to try the projects in the book. Thanks for doing the giveaway.
    sabrinavan@knology.net

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  44. Wow, that looks amazing . The colours work together fabulously. X
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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