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Hexa-Go-Go: English Paper Piecing 16 Quilt Projects Paperback – July 16, 2012
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(Howard J. Katz Library Journal, 06/15/2012)
A great place to look for hexagonal inspiration is the new book from Stash Books—Hexa-Go-Go—written by Tacha Bruecher. With sixteen projects to choose from there is plenty for any skill level and interest in hexies. She mixes them up for a modern twist on a traditional quilting technique, using hexies to create the stripes in the American flag, squaring them up for quilt blocks and to make both stars and diamonds!
(Fabshop.net, July 30, 2012)
Featuring both modern and traditional designs, Tacha Bruecher’s book Hexa-Go-Go is full of English paper-pieced hexagons—perfect for quilters on the go. Hexagon quilts are a great way to use up fabric stashes, and Tacha shows readers how with these 16 quilt projects. Rosettes, diamonds, stars, and freeform designs are all included in this book, and projects are varied for quilters of any skill level. This fresh look at a classic is a great book for any quilter!
Tacha has outdone herself on her Hexagon English Paper Piecing book. One of my favorite quilts in the book is a huge Union Jack quilt. This is just one example of the happy, colorful projects in the book.
Is Happy a color? It should be. If my unmade bed looked this good, I would never make it again.
As you may have guessed from the title, Hexa-Go-Go is all about projects featuring hexagons! Never tackled hexagons (or, as many quilters like to call them, "hexies") before? Have no fear. For the uninitiated, Tacha begins the book with a robust, 15-page section that takes the reader step-by-step through the process of English Paper Piecing. For more experienced paper piecers, the book contains a variety of projects that are sure to inspire sewists to put their hexagons to use in fresh, unique ways.This is Tacha's first book but, based on the high quality of Hexa-Go-Go, I predict it won't be her last. Tacha is an amazing quilter and crafter, and both her style and skill are presented beautifully in this book. Tacha is one of those talented crafters whose fabric choices and original patterns reflect the eye of a modern quilter, but who simultaneously pays homage to the history and traditions of quilting. The result is a beautiful book that is sure to become a classic! I've made no secret of my (ahem) distaste for hand sewing. Little did I know that my first attempt at the technique—a quilting bee block for Tacha that I made years ago—would actually make its way into a book! See the quilt above? Tacha included blocks made by several members of the Bee Inspired quilting bee into the original Over the Rainbow quilt pattern.
I think it's always exciting to learn a new technique, and I can happily say that Hexa Go-Go taught me how to do English paper piecing with hexagons. Like so many of us, I've been seeing the gorgeous EPP projects on Flickr for years, but I hadn't attempted it until now. The how-to instructions in Hexa Go-Go are straightforward and comprehensive. My favorite thing about Tacha's Getting Started With Hexagons chapter is that she describes multiple ways of completing certain steps, along with pros and cons of the different methods. After reading this chapter, I felt like I knew exactly what supplies I needed and how to use them. I kept the book with me while I was practicing and found myself referring back to it several times, each time finding exactly the information I was looking for.
Tacha Bruecher is the latest quilt author to have been swept up in the current craze for English paper piecing (EPP). She says that her enthusiasm for EPP caught her by surprise, as she is an impatient person by nature. But, having tried it, she was hooked. It's therapeutic and, because it's so portable, she declares it 'quilting's answer to knitting!' Even if you're mainly a machine stitcher, Tacha encourages you to try EPP because it will increase your quilting time—you'll be able to pull a few hexagons out of your handbag and work on them any time, and before long, you'll have a whole block done. What's more, EPP allows quiltmakers to confidently tackle complex projects, knowing that points and corners will all match up. What makes Tacha's book different and worth buying is that she has added a modern twist—with wonky piecing, white sashing, embroidery, raw-edge applique and a colour palette and fabric choices that scream 'modern.'
(Australian Homespun Magazine, January 2013)
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Top Customer Reviews
Beyond the general hexagon making instructions, the projects in this book are amazing! I personally have a hard time getting past the traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden design when I think about using hexagons. I love all of the different modern ways they are used to create pattern or shapes in this book!
Tacha is so talented and has managed to turn such a traditional skill into a truly modern craft.
Not only has she used the most gorgeous fabrics to showcase her patterns, the diagrams, layouts and tips make everything so clear. The useful resource list and 'getting started' section will mean no-one has an excuse not to have a go-go.
I love this book and want to make absolutely everything in it - there's not a duffer amongst the patterns; and be honest, there's usually one!
This book has great full color photos. Most projects are made with very modern prints which I don't go for, but my stash of flowery fabrics and scraps should do very well when being substituted for the modern prints. While I thought making hexagons would be tedious and difficult, I have found them to great to work on while watching TV. I don't go out much so I don't have a portable package of hexagons to work with currently as the author suggests, but I will certainly think about putting a little kit together for extended waits at doctor's offices and waiting for prescriptions to be filled at the drug store. If you have been hesitant to try hexagons might I suggest you give them a try.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was in very good condition, I have it on my kindle but I like being able to look at the book also I have purchased used before and would do so again. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Patricia A Cusumano
This book has other patterns if you like English Paper Piecing.Published 5 months ago by Brenda Manning
I was really pleased. My book arrived nicely and with in time limit. Thank you.Published 9 months ago by Karen Balser
l have always loved English paper piecing but there were only traditional patterns . The use of templates for new types of patterns and fabrics is great in this book.Published 10 months ago by JREED
I really love this book and cannot wait to try some of the projects. I am new at hexies and needed more info. on just what I could do with them. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Marguerite
Great book. Good instructions. Plenty of inspiration to get me going.Published 11 months ago by D. Hartman
This is definitely an inspiring book! Some really great ideas here.Published 12 months ago by Leslie Andrews
easy to follow patterns, and good for inspiring your own ideas, a good book for any beginner paper piecer.Published 15 months ago by Maggie
Am enjoying this book. Answered most of my questions about Hexagon Quilting.Published 16 months ago by Trina C