Martingale & Company.
Martingale & Company
Katja Marek's The New Hexagon 2: 52 More Blocks to English Paper Piece (9781683560364, $27.99) returns from her success with the prior The New hexagon to provide over fifty more ways of using hexagon shapes in quilting efforts. From her special how-to techniques, depicted in clear step-by-step color photos, to expanded block sizes and projects utilizing them, The New Hexagon 2 especially excels in large-size color images of each hexagon which is detailed enough to show stitching and color mixes. Quilters familiar with Marek's previous book or hexagon designs will relish the expanded attention to new projects and ideas. Linzee Kull McCray's Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric (9781683560425, $29.99) is more than a needlework history alone, but is accompanied by over eight hundred patterns, full-page color close-ups of feed sack designs, and vintage displays of samples, ads, and more. Packed with color and everything that relates to feed sack history and usage, Feed Sacks is an outstanding reference recommended not just for needlework collections, but for history and culture holdings as well as general-interest readers who may be amazed at McCray's wealth of facts and colorful insights.