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Monday, 20 August 2012
Hexa Go Go Book Tour
I'm so excited to be the person kicking off my friend Tacha's book tour. Hexa Go-Go is Tacha's first book, but it'll be the first of many, I would bet money on that. She always has so many amazing ideas and she is always about 6 months ahead of herself in her head.
Hexa Go-Go (for those of you that haven't heard of it or spotted it before) is a book full of hexagon projects sewn using english paper piecing. There are some super simple starter projects, and really clear instructions on how to get started. REALLY clear, so if you have never even looked at a hexagon before and have no idea what the heck English Paper Piecing is then you are still good to go with this book, Tacha will show you.
There are also some fantastically ambitious and more complicated quilts and smaller projects in here. Union Jack flag, anyone? How about a stars and stripes?
I'm not going to talk for ages about how amazing this book is - it just is. It's a fabulous book, you will be inspired by it, you will enjoy the projects, you will learn new things and you will be happy you spent the money buying this book over a different one. You will. If you don't, quite frankly I think you're a bit odd.
Remember how amazing Elizabeth Hartman's book was and how it became THE book for every new quilter? This is THE book for anyone interested in English Paper Piecing.
Just look at the pictures, then go buy it. Just do it now, so you're one of the first. Don't wait until it sells out all over and is being re-printed. That will happen, so just go ahead and save yourself tears later and buy it. Ok?
These pictures aren't even of my favourite projects....
You have to go buy the book for those! I don't like it when a blog tour shows you the best stuff and then you're a bit disappointed later. I can say it, Tacha won't mind - these projects are my least favourites. See how amazing they are though? They're hardly 'fillers' are they? They're awesome.
So if these are my least favourites, can you imagine what the ones I think are best are like? Yep - they're the kind of quilts that make you a teensy bit jealous you didn't think of it first. Quilts that you will want to make and keep forever.
C&T are giving one reader the chance to win a copy of the book. It's a physical copy for those in the US but a digital copy for anyone out of the US.
Leave a comment on this post and a winner will get picked in a week or so.
You can find out all of the other stops on the blog tour by visiting Fat Quarterly!
And yay for Tach - because she's an amazing person, she's talented, she's funny, she's generous and kind and sweet and wonderful and I love her. She totally deserves this book to be the number one best seller of the year, so let's try help her do that, yes?
Posted by Katy Jones at 09:40
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