Try it on Tuesday: Pieced Hexies

Here’s a book that the best way to describe it is….FUN!!  The book is Pieced Hexies: A New Tradition in English Paper Piecing by Mickey Depre.  The great people at PickleDish supplied us with the book to review and I am so glad they did.


The idea of pieced hexies came from Mickey Depre when she was making this quilt.

Awesome quilt-RIGHT???   The layout of the book is really clean and neat.

Look how cute the designs are.

They are just adorable.  I’ve always thought that hexies were but these are super cute!

There are so many ideas in this book for designs.  There are however not quilt patterns in the book.

The book is set up to give you ideas for hexies you can put together and make.  From there coming up with the layout is up to you.

As summer comes this way and all of you are out and away from your sewing machines, working on hexies would be a perfect project.

Oh, I forgot to tell you, Pickle Dish also has an awesome template set that is a companion to the book.

You can find more information about the pack here.

As much as I love the book.  My shelves are bursting and I know one of you would love to win the book…so if you’d like a chance leave a comment and let us know if you’ve even done a project with hexagons before.

154 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: Pieced Hexies”

  1. I’m just starting to make hexes now. They are the perfect take along project while my husband has his Chemo treatments.

  2. My mother made me a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. Hand pieced (not EPP) and hand quilted. I had not put it on my bed because it was so precious to me. It was stolen along with many other things. The DA let the perp walk not once but twice on the charges. I even found one of my grandmother’s diamond rings at Pawn Shop and ID’d it. The person used his/her name when pawning it. Among the things I found in things I brought back to my home after my mother died, I found a few blocks that she had not put in my quilt or my brother’s quilt. I found some blocks cut out. I found some fabric that was obviously designated for the blocks. So, I’ve only pieced a couple of blocks. It is my goal to “replace” the quilt as best as I can. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  3. I haven’t made a hexie project. I watched my mom piece a table runner. One of the older ladies had cut out a lot of hexagon pieces before she died. They made them into really cute table runners that we still use.

  4. Looks like a great book! I’m working on my first hexie project now. It will be for the center of our dining room table.

  5. Valerie Boudier

    My very first patchwork project was hexies (I was going to make a duvet cover). It’s still not finished (after 40 years) but is still around somewhere)

  6. I love English Paper Piecing. I found out about it a year ago on some blogs and feel in love. I never thought I would enjoy hand sewing as much as I do with the hexagons. I am making a grandmothers flower garden quilt.

  7. I love hexagons! Seeing all the variations of hexagons one can do just gives me motivation to start a quilt of hexagons very shortly. Summer project, for sure! Thank you for sharing the ideas!

  8. Pauline Kennelly

    I experiment with “cheater” hexies once. The kind that have a seam down the middle. At that time I had another hand sewing project going and didn’t want a second until the first was finished. I must say it was complicated and occupied my dining room table way too long. Now I’m ready for “real” hexies and this book looks like it has several interesting patterns to choose from. Thanks for the opportunity to win one

  9. I myself have not pieced hexies yet. I just found a piececd hexie top at a rummage sale which I immediately scooped up for $5. It has 50 plus centers done and needs some work to finish. I also have a box of hexies form a dear lady friend of mine who has since passed away that need to be finished. I have the love of hexies, I just need some inspiration to get busy and work with the hexies.

  10. The book looks like so much fun! I have not tried hexies yet–it’s on the list of things I love the look of and want to try. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  11. Thanx for the chance to win such an awesome book. I have made a doublebed size red and white granmothers flower garden quilt and i’m now busy with a black and blue diamond quilt also doublebed size. I love EPP during my lunchtimes or when idle at home.

  12. I have tried making a few but would love to win this book to learn more about making them. Thanks for the chance.

  13. Mary Ann Harpe

    LOL, I am still trying to finish the hand quilting on the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt I finished piecing just before I had my son, almost 21 years ago! Would love to do a project again but this time machine quilt it! It is the only way I seem to be able to finish anything.

  14. A hexie project has been on my list of things to do for a long time. Seems like life gets in the way of my project ideas sometimes… can’t be for lack of fabric that this project hasn’t been started! Winning a book like that could be the inspiration I need to start yet another project! And working on something like that in the summer time is a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Cynthia Malphrus

    I am currently working on a hexie quilt, just plain hexies. I would love to try these news designs! They really do look like fun!!!

  16. Think I have 3 or 4 sizes of hexie going as projects. And have come acrossed several blogs on them that I want to try. Love that handwork when I can’t use the sewing machine.Thanks.

  17. I have a hexie project that has been a UFO for a few years now. I have not finished it because I haven’t liked how I was putting it together. I guess I should of had this book to help with some ideas of how to do a better lay out.

  18. Carol Hardesty

    I am working on a traditional hexie project at this time. I find it very interesting you can do so much more with this technique. I would love to win this book!

  19. I have made about 9 hexagon flowers and they are in a drawer in my sewing room as one of my UFOs. I have considered giving them away because I’m not sure they are something I am going to continue. Perhaps the book would motivate me?

  20. I’ve not tried these before but all of my friends do them and I feel left behind! I can’t wait to design my own project and jump on the band wagon…!

  21. Would LOVE,LOVE, LOVE to win this book. I have done diamonds in the English Paper Piecing but not HEXES. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. I would dearly love to win this book, as i recently signed up for Mickey’s pieced hexie class on Craftsy to try to learn how to make hexies. I have ordered some hexie papers and want to get started and think the book would b a big help. Thank you so much for the chance to win! :)

  23. I am just ordering my templates so I have a summer project. Been playing around with the thought of buying this book for a while. Thank you for a chance to win!

  24. Just recently I was cleaning out some of my quilt magazines and found a pattern to make with hexies. I started a GFG once but kept using the same colors (before I could do scrappy) but it got boring in the same colors. Thanks for the chance to win the book and template.

  25. I’ve always said that I do not like hand work. In garment making I did everything on the machine, i.e. buttons, hemming, etc. I just find something so soothing about EPP and am making my way to a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. I have 10 flowers done so far and would love to include some of those gorgeous pieced hexies in this quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  26. Years ago I paper-pieced a wreath design, but I haven’t done any hexies since. This book might just inspire me to do them again! Cheryl

  27. I have english paper pieced a few hexagons together by hand. I seem to be drawn to that
    shape, and inspired by Bonnie Hunter, everytime that she posts pictures of her take along
    project. I have not been able to locate the book locally, so it would be super to be able
    to be able to win a copy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. I am so wanting to do a hexie project. This prize looks like just what I need to enter the hexie world with some knowledge in my head!

  29. Never did a hexie project, tho I did make a few as part of helping out a friend. They are a perfect take along project and since I’m done with my take alongs, I do need to be thinking about one. I have looked at this book longingly, back in January, and might have to just buy it if I don’t get lucky here.

    I’m relatively new to reading your blog but after a few months, I look forward to peeking in on you every morning. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  30. I would love to win a copy of Mickey Depre’s book “Pieced Hexies”. I need some fresh ideas for hexie blocks. I started a Grandmother’s Flower Garden some time ago. I have about 15 more blocks to go & I can start puting it together.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Nancy S.

  31. looks like a wonderful book – thanks so much for the chance to win :) I’m still making slow progress on a hexy quilt-along I started last year but I just made a really cute coffee cozy out of hexys and that was super quick !

  32. The owner of our LQS has introduced me to English Paper Piecing hexies. I must say I’m hooked. They seam to be everywhere. I would like to do just a small wall hanging. The book looks really interesting.

  33. I haven’t done any projects with hexies yet but I would really like to! I love to do handwork so thanks for the chance to win! I would love to try it out.

  34. I’ve never done a hexi project – they intimidate me a bit! But one should work on overcoming fears, right?!?

  35. I am currently making my first hexie project. It’s pink a black, fussy cut around roses. I love the way it is turning out and can’t wait to get it done! It will be a cover for an antique foot rest that I have and will look lovely in my sewing room!

  36. One of the first I Spy quilts I did was hexies. They were set together with triangles. Still trying to get it finished, am hand quilting it. I should pull it out again, I don’t think I’ve worked on it since we were doing the hand quilting hour in September.

  37. Cindy Wienstroer

    I have used hexies in blocks but never done a whole quilt. Like the handwork of hexies and the portability of them.

  38. Pieced hexes how clever. How come I can’t come up with ideas like that. Oh well, makes me an excellent consumer.

  39. A hexie quilt is in my future. . .I have an idea of batiks with black pathways, but who knows? Maybe Mickey’s book would jump start my want to!

  40. I’ve done 1 hexagon small project. Must say it is perfect for lining a drawer and stay hidden all day. I would like to try these creative hexies and improve my skill. Thank you for the chance to win.

  41. I have. I’ve got 2 projects ongoing. A dark blue night sky and basic flowers. I put this book on my Amazon wish list after seeing pictures of all the neat looking ways of piecing I saw in blog land from the book. I really need to get a little more exciting in my hexie piecing!

  42. Recently watched a You Tube video on making miniature hexagons and it sure looked like fun. I’d love to try the bigger ones though, looks less scary and easier on the eyes!

  43. I’ve just started playing with hexies in the last year or so, and EPP (beyond hexies) this week. LOL! I’m *loving* it! The geometry of it has sucked me in … I always did like that subject better than algebra! The book looks fabulous — and I think my shelves can handle one more! Thank you!!! :)

  44. many years ago I made one block that is still on a little design wall in my sewing room……at least I think it’s still there…..I hope it’s still there….let me go check…….yes, it’s still there!

  45. Wow, what perfect timing, I have just started to investigate hexies, do i want to work with them or not, this book would surely give me inspiration to get going. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Catholic Bibliophagist

    I have a GFG in progress. Years ago I saw an antique one at a quilt show. I couldn’t afford to buy it, so I decided to make my own.


  47. I have just learned how to EPP and am in the process of making a small table topper. I would love to learn more about making pieced hexies! Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. I’ve never done hexies myself, but they sure have been catching my eye lately. A hexie project is definitely on my to do list.

  49. I haven’t hand pieced Hexies, but I used my Accuquilt GO! hexi die and the isosceles triangles to machine piece a table runner. I love seeing quilts with Hexies. My QBFF is working on one, and I love watching Bonnie Hunter’s progress.

  50. I only tried EPP last year with Craftsy’s BOM, and I went kinda overboard with my experimental one- I made a honeycomb pattern with over 60 in a 12inch block….I’ve got the urge to piece again!!

  51. Nope, haven’t jumped on the hexie band wagon yet, but being the true quilter that I am, someday I will give them a whirl. I really need a hand-sewing project to take along when I am galavanting about….The hexies in this book are so cool….

  52. When I was 3 yrs. old, I remember my grandmother hand piecing a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt so to commemorate the 109th anniversary of her birth, I made a GFG top. It will be the next to load into my frame to hand quilt. I WILL someday make a pieced hexie quilt too!!

  53. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser

    I’m working on my first Hexie quilt using 1/2 ” pieces. I’m pretty sure it won’t be a bed size one like I have from my grandmother!

  54. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ

    I keep coming back to look at this book. I have never made hexies but I think it would a great “take-a-long” project and I’ve been looking for a project like this for a long time. This book looks to be just what I need to get started.

  55. Barbara Watson

    I’ve made small hexies but not bigger ones. This book looks full of ideas to make bigger ones verrrrry interesting. Thanks for the preview.

  56. I have not tried hexies. I watched Bonnie Hunter make her cream, red, and green hexie quilt and was glad to be able to see it in person. I think hexie quilts are awesome and one is on my bucket list for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to win Mickey’s book.

  57. Vickie Lampron

    I made a pillow case using hexagons from the scraps of a quilt that I made for one of my grand girlies. I love the geometric shapes.

  58. Yup, I LOVE to work with hexies…I am in the process of woring on a GFG quilt, but have never tried the hexies in Mickey’s style of hexies…I appreciate teh chance to win a copy of her book..:)

  59. I love hexies! I’m about 1/3 of the way to a twin-sized top made up of all 30’s reproductions. Each hexie is 3/4″ on each side, the perfect take-along. Thanks for the opportunity to try something new!

  60. That looks like an awesome book to have. I have not done anything with hexies yet, but have plans to do so sometime this year. I have some papers already and the ruler templates but would love this book for sure. I really like the pages you have shown for “Spike”. That looks like a pretty one.

    Thank you for passing this on to one of us lucky followers Jo.

  61. I love to do hexies! Currently, I’m doing a Christmas table cloth with 1.5 inch hexies. This book looks super terrific ! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  62. Yep, but I came a cropper when I discovered I hadn’t cut the material large enough. Easy fix, just make the paper templates smaller. It means more sewing but they are handy to grab the hexies bag & sew if in boring meetings,etc. I don’t like to sit & do nothing, it seems a waste of time.
    Marion BP

  63. I’d love a chance to win the book. Just starting to get intrigued by hexies. Have a plane ride coming up and I might want to try some handwork! Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. I have not tried hexies before. A few women in my quilt group make them and I envy them every time they bring one.

  65. I just started making hexies last year. Joined a local quilt group and was working away when I ended up in the hospital after tripping over hubbies tennis shoes. Broken elbow (I’m bionic now) and shattered my knee cap. Just starting to get the use of my dings back so it’ll be a while before I can quilt again. But that book sure looks inviting!

  66. Sandy A in St. Louis

    I have made a Grandmother’s flower garden block as part of a BOM, a small key chain with 3/4″ hexies and a needle keeper with a hexie on top. Would love to have this book to make some different projects!

  67. I’ve only done a small project with hexies. A quilt is a major undertaking. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing

  68. I LOVE hexagons

    have 3 in progress with half inch size, and would love the opportunity to play with bigger sizes

  69. I have not made anything with hexies. They are so hot now I’ve thought about starting a take along hexie project. It would be perfect to win the book. Thank you for the chance to win!

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