Magazine Winner

Congratulations to Judy R. for winning a copy of the March/April 2020 issue of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine. (I have emailed Judy requesting her USPS address so I can mail the issue to her.)

Thanks to all who commented positively about my “Twisted Hexies” table runner. There were so many thoughtful suggestions on fabrics that would look great made up in this design:  1930’s reproductions, batiks, summer colors, spring florals, Easter, Christmas, Fall, red/black/white, and rainbow. I particularly like Beth’s suggestion of making an “I Spy” quilt for her nephew’s stuffed toy. She suggested cutting the center hexagons from theme prints and surrounding them with trapezoids of primary colors.

I hope you will try piecing this patchwork block; it’s easier to construct than you might think.

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“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!