Sunday, April 27, 2014

Poll for 11th Hexie Swap

The Ninth Hexie Swap has been mailed back and we are all working our little fingers to the bone to make those hexies for the 10th swap!

Email me your top TWO choices to I’ll keep current on the latest tallies so you can see how your favorite themes are doing.

The poll will stay up until May 10th; the official sign ups begin on the May 11th and ends on May 25th.  The swap is due in my hands no later than July 12th.

Guidelines would be the same as the previous swaps, but always feel free to contact me if you have any questions on fabrics.

Vote for: (running total of votes will be listed to the right of the theme on the hexie blog):

*Stashbusters prints (like in the past ten swaps)

*TRUE 1930's repros-no children’s novelties

*TRUE 1930’s repros-only children’s novelties

*TRUE Civil War repros

*Batiks (must prewash your fabrics for this theme, please)

*TOT (tone on tone)

*TRUE black and white prints

*Spring colors (pastel colors)

*Summer colors (bright colors of summer flowers)

*Fall colors (deep reds, maroon, dark oranges, golds, browns, etc.)

*Winter colors (white and blues)

*TRUE red, white and blue prints

*BRIGHT prints

*Small floral prints

*Children's novelty prints

*Novelty prints-not children’s


*Neutrals (black, cream or white)

*Red and white prints

*Blue and white prints



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1st 10th Hexie Swap Game--What do YOU know about EPP?

What do you know about EPP Game

Must submit all answers (and no, your cannot change any!) no later than Wednesday, April 30th at 11:59 EST by sending to

You will get one point for each correct answer towards the grand prize drawing for the $50 Paper Pieces gift certificate.

You can only play if you are already signed up for the 10th hexie swap.

1) “Black and Red and Gold All Over” is a 1” hexie pattern by what author?

               Choose one:  a.  Vicki Bellino   b.  Bonnie Hunter     c. Mickey Dupre  

2) When measuring a 1” hexie paper, what is the correct measurement across the entire hexagon?

Choose one:       a. 1 3/8”      b.  2”     c.  1 ½”      

3) What Hex-A Holic duo banded together to write this must-have handbook? Must give me both full names.  

4)  When making a single flower unit, how many pieces will this entail?

               Choose one:  a. 9   b.  7   c.  13       

5)  According to this handbook, if you are making a double-size GFG quilt, how many 1” hexies will you need?

               Choose one:  a. 3048   b.  5248   c.  4082   

6)  This EPP author married her high-school sweetheart. Who is it?

               Choose one:  a.   Dr. Peggy G. Rhodes   b. Vicki Bellino   c.  Tacha Bruecher 

7)  What is the recommended seam allowance when making hexagons? 

Choose one:  a. 1/8”   b. ¼”   c. ½”   

8)  This hexie author shares her Salted Dark Chocolate Toffee cookie recipes on her website. Who is it?

               Choose one.  A. Jen Eskridge    b. Julia C. Wood   c. Mickey Dupree  

9.  They say no matter what you make using EPP, they say this is the one quilt you will always finish. What pattern is it?

               Choose one:  a. Dresden Flowers    b.  Grandmother’s Flower Garden    c.  Garden Party 

10.  On the Paper Pieces website, what piecing pointer do they give you for simple basting your hexies?

               Choose one:  a. Always start with knot on the right side of the hexie   b. Double knot your thread   c. Use quilting thread for basting.