“Twisted Hexies” Published!

Have you seen the March/April 2020 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine? On the cover is Scott Flanagan’s gorgeous “Fresh Grapes” (based on a “Carpenter’s Star” design) made in batiks from hundreds of diamonds. And if you flip to page 36, you’ll see my table runner design, “Twisted Hexies.” I made it from Civil War repro colored print fabrics and shirtings from my stash.

When I saw the patchwork block on Pinterest, the great quilting research tool, I thought it would be very complicated and time consuming to make. However, it is surprisingly easy to construct. Attach the first trapezoid to the center hexagon with a partial seam, and the other five trapezoids are quickly added.

I enjoyed making this project and hope you will try making some “twisted hexies.” The editors and graphic artists for Love of Quilting are awesome, writing clear directions with plenty of explanatory diagrams. You will have lots of fun making this design! I have a free magazine for one lucky blog reader. Just leave a comment below stating what style or color of fabrics you would use to make a “Twisted Hexies” table runner or quilt. The drawing will be Feb. 12. I can ship to a U.S. address only.

Don’t think, “I never win anything; why bother adding my name to the drawing?” Did you know, only 12 people entered the previous drawing for the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting? So you have a great chance of winning. By the way, Karlene’s name was drawn as the winner. Congratulations, Karlene!

24 thoughts on ““Twisted Hexies” Published!

  1. Aby, I haven’t seen this one in any of the stores by me yet. I would make your pattern in patriotic fabrics because of our military affiliation. I’d likely make a few others in teal/grey (sister in law), KT (mother in law) and grey/black/cream ( think farmhouse) for my niece.

  2. Love your Twisted Hexies table runner, especially made from Civil War reproduction fabrics, my new favorite. I’ve been collecting them for a special project . Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. I would fussy cut the hexies, using a fabric with a Easter theme and use pastel colors for the trapezoids. Make several by changing the theme and selection of fabric colors

  4. What a beautiful table runner. If I make it for me, it will be brights probably scraps from other projects. But for a sister, could be something more traditional. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Congratulations for getting published! I love the look of the table runner and can see possibilities for twisted hexies beyond that. I just made a string quilt with blocks arranged in large hexies, so I would love to try some more.

  6. I think I would use some of my batik scraps for the first one, then maybe a Christmas fabric one, then maybe a fall runner…..

  7. I think it would be fun to fussy cut the center print for my little nephew, to make a quilt for his stuffed animal, and then use primary colors for the trapezoids. I wouldn’t have to make too many more units and he’d be thrilled, since I’m already sending a doll quilt for his sister.

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