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Vote Now and Give-Away: Dresdens, Hexagons & EPP Quilts

Quilters' Show & Tell

It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is English Paper Pieced Quilts (Dresdens, Hexagons, etc.).

This week’s guest judges are Shannon from Fabrics N Quilts and Ruth from Sewlmate Sister. They’ll each have 100 bonus points to assign to four of their favourite quilts.

Give-Away from the The Caffeinated Quilter

The Caffeinated Quilter

Happy Hexagon Week!

At The Caffeinated Quilter, it’s always hexagon week, and you can find all sorts of whimsical hexagon patterns for download in my Craftsy store. Hexagons are becoming quite trendy, and current technology provides a huge variety of ways to piece them. TCQ designs typically feature multiple piecing options, including traditional English paper piecing, Inklingo, and templates.

This week I’m excited to debut a new spring pattern, Delectable Watermelon. If you’ve never pieced hexagons before, this table runner is a great place to start. Delectable Watermelon will be on a special sale (no discount code needed!) in my Craftsy store for the next week. I will also be releasing two new patterns in the next two weeks, so be sure to subscribe to my blog for updates and fun tutorials.

Delectable Watermelon

This week’s winners will receive a copy of Delectable Watermelon, along with the precut paper pieces needed to make the table runner. They will also receive goodies provided by the lovely ladies at paperpieces.com.



The quilter with the most votes (community + guest judges) will win one of the prize packs as well as one lucky person who leaves a comment below.

To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: Have you done any English Paper Piecing? If not, any particular reason and if so, do you have a tip to share with others?

You have until Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away. Winner will be chosen randomly from the comments.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s English Paper Pieced Quilts (Dresdens, Hexagons, etc.):

Please note: if you are viewing this post via email or your RSS reader, you’ll need to click through to the blog post to see the quilts and vote.

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
  • Winner announced Monday evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to TWO favourites this week.
  • Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

English Paper Pieced Quilts (Dresdens, Hexagons, etc.)

  • Thinking of Liz (34%, 215 Votes)
  • There's a snail in Grandma's flower garden (24%, 154 Votes)
  • English Garden (20%, 128 Votes)
  • Dresden Flower (17%, 110 Votes)
  • Shades of Green (13%, 85 Votes)
  • sam's {scrappy} quilt (10%, 66 Votes)
  • Spring Flower Hexagons (8%, 48 Votes)
  • Dresden Plate (6%, 35 Votes)
  • Wreath (5%, 32 Votes)
  • Jocelyn's Garden (4%, 24 Votes)
  • Conversation Pieces in Red (3%, 20 Votes)
  • My Favorite Flower Pots (2%, 14 Votes)
  • English Friendship (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Honeycomb (1%, 8 Votes)
  • English Paper Pieced Table Runner (1%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 633

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Just Squares & Rectangles. Your submitted quilt needs to contain just squares and rectangular shapes please. Unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well.

Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT).


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here.

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P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!

Posted: April 12th, 2013

Topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features


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154 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Dresdens, Hexagons & EPP Quilts”

  1. Sharen Jahnke says:

    Yes, I have English Paper Pieced and am definitely not an expert but do love to do it. Working on a project at this time but it is tiny hexis and will take some time.

  2. Cindy A. says:

    Yes, I’ve done English Paper Piecing thanks to Paper Pieces little free pack of hexagons. I turned my little flower into a much-loved pincushion. I do not baste through the paper pieces so they can be reused. I also do not cut exact seam allowances just squares whose edges I fold down and do a running stitch through. Be sure to put a knot in your thread though, otherwise you’ll be going round and round in circles. You’ll never get one of those little hex papers covered! Don’t ask how I know this…

  3. Patty Moffitt says:

    I am working on a flower garden quilt, but only have a fe pieced together. I am not fond of handwork so this is gong slow!

  4. J says:

    I haven’t done any English paper piecing or hexies yet but it’s on my list to try next. Your watermelon pattern is beautiful and I’d love to win it! It looks like a great way to start.

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