Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Hexie Pillow Pattern

on October 30 | in Products, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 152 Comments

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Kelly Biscopink and Andie Johnson have a new book out this month; Modern Designs for Classic Quilts: 12 Traditionally Inspired Patterns Made New features 12 quilts plus a series of small projects that all combine traditional elements with modern design. The book is full of skill-building techniques to help you learn as you sew.

12 classic quilt blocks and designs will appeal to modern quilters that want to take their quilting to the next level, and to traditional quilters who want to embrace a modern aesthetic.

We’re excited to offer a free project today from Modern Designs for Classic Quilts: 12 Traditionally Inspired Patterns Made New. Download the Hexie Pillow Project which includes step-by-step photographs for English paper piecing and installing a zipper.

Kelly and Andie are both hosting giveaways on their blogs in celebration of the book. Hop over for a chance to win fabric and a kit, perfect for today’s free project from the book; find Kelly at Stitchy Quilt Stuff and Andie at Andie Johnson Sews.

We’re also giving away THREE copies of Modern Designs for Classic Quilts: 12 Traditionally Inspired Patterns Made New here (US winners only this time, please). Comment below for your chance to win!

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152 Responses to Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Hexie Pillow Pattern

  1. Alvin Frusci says:

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

  2. Mandy says:

    i adore the quilt. my mother was always making quilts when we were children. i think putting a modern twist on classics keeps it fresh. i would love to own this book

  3. Secret Burkheiser says:

    I would love to win this book:)

  4. Carmen says:

    Oh how I’d love to own this book. Love the pillow.

  5. Jodie says:

    I looooooove that pillow!

  6. kimberlee says:

    Thanks for the pillow project! Fun!!

  7. Deb says:

    Great pillow! Time for some holiday sewing!

  8. Meriam says:

    I’d love to win the book! I’m just learning to sew and this sounds like an inspiring start – love the colours!

  9. Kim McM says:

    I hope I’m not too late to enter. This book looks like it could have been written with me in mind. I want to win!

  10. Angela Cutler Rambeau says:

    Looks like a promising book. Love the colors.

  11. Sarah S. says:

    As a beginner sewer/quilter this looks great – thanks for the pattern + giveaway!

  12. Ellen M says:

    Awesome! I would love a copy of this book.

  13. Rose G says:

    I love the pillow. I love modern quilts…and I would love to win!

  14. Donna B. says:

    I’m a beginning sewist, dying to try some quilting. Thanks for the pattern and giveaway!

  15. Kellie says:

    Love this. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt, but something a little different. Thanks for the opportunity to try & win one of these books

  16. Heather K says:

    The cover design is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the whole book!

  17. Kristy says:

    This looks like an awesome book!

  18. Carla G says:

    This book looks fabulous! Love that quilt! 🙂

  19. Emilie says:

    Love the quilt on the cover!

  20. jessica says:

    gorgeous log cabin quilt!

  21. Christine says:

    I love the pillow! Hexies are my next technique to learn- thanks for sharing this project.

  22. Rachel B says:

    Wonder if I’m in? Love colors on pillow.

  23. KerryQ says:

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for the chance!

  24. Kelsey says:

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the pattern. 🙂

  25. Mishal says:

    Love the pillow pattern….would love the book.

  26. Carole Lee says:

    Wow, would love to get my hands on this book to see and make some of the projects.

  27. Terry Kessinger says:

    What a fun book, and I love the pillow!

  28. erin d. says:

    thank you for the chance!

  29. erin dubroc says:

    i’d love it! modern quilting is one of my love languages! 🙂

  30. Connie says:

    Love the new Modern Quilting trend!

  31. Linda S says:

    I would love to give this book a good home!!

  32. Renee G says:

    This book looks great.

  33. kate C. says:

    Love the pillow! Hexes are very cool!

  34. Amanda Bushong says:

    This book looks fabulous!! I would love to have it. Thanks for the chance.

  35. lynaeve says:

    great giveaway. thanks for the chance.

  36. BreannaS says:

    Awesome pillow project! Thanks for the tutorial

  37. Judy says:

    I would love to win this book! I am just getting started in modern quilting and it is so much fun!

  38. Carmen says:

    Looks like a wonderful book – thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Linda says:


  40. Lori Morton says:

    This book looks soooo fun!! Thanks for directions for the pillow…and how to do PP Hexie’s!! (Maybe someone will get a pillow for Christmas!! …..shhhh! lol)

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing too! 🙂

  41. Looks like just my style. Thanks.

  42. Heather says:

    That book look fantastic and I would love to have it 🙂

  43. Carrie says:

    Can’t wait to try out the hexie pillow! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  44. Jenny says:

    I really like the traditional patterns updated with modern fabrics — I’d love this book! Thanks.

  45. Kathryn says:

    Love this, and could go straight to work. Fingers crossed I’ll be making these soon!

  46. sarahliz says:

    What a great project. Would love to check out the book.

  47. tracy_a says:

    Beautiful – I love the traditional techniques in fun vibrant colors and unexpected combinations!

  48. marthaeliza says:

    Just catching up — if it’s not too late, I would also like to be in the drawing. This book looks great!

  49. Lisa L. says:

    Would love a copy!

  50. Ramona says:

    Thanks for the pillow pattern. I will be making new pillows for my living room and this pattern will be one of my choices. Would love to win the book.

  51. Nicole says:

    Great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. Vicki in MN says:

    What an awesome idea for a book! I’d love to win it.

  53. Cindy says:

    Great idea for a book! I’d love to have one!

  54. Jen says:

    That books looks inspiring!

  55. Emily K. says:

    Pick me! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  56. That book looks great!

  57. Erica says:

    I love the log cabin quilt on the cover of the book!!!!

  58. Jen says:

    Invisible thread! brilliant! I just read the project, and it solved my dillemna of what thread to use!

  59. Jen says:

    perfect, I was just searching for a hexagon project today! I would love that book, and love the project!

  60. Marie says:

    Looks fun to take some traditional quilt designs and modern it up a bit – log the log cabin on the cover! Thanks!!!

  61. Becky Greene says:

    This book looks wonderful – thanks for the chance to win!

  62. KathiB says:

    What a great addition this would be to my small, but growing “quilting books” collection. Thanks.

  63. looks like a great addition to my library.

  64. Julia says:

    The book looks great!

  65. What a great book!

  66. M Evans says:

    This book was on my x-mas list to my husband! Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    What a fun pillow; love the echo quilting!

  68. Sandy says:

    I love the idea of putting a modern twist on traditional patterns!

  69. Patty says:

    This looks like a great book. I’m getting more and more interested in hexies and would love more information. Thanks for the opportunity.

  70. MissMary says:

    Looks like a beautiful and inspiring book!

  71. Sallie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win – it looks like a great book!

  72. Barb Colvin says:

    I really enjoy books that have a variety of projects. Smaller projects are often a great way to try out new techniques.

  73. San says:

    Oh, wow. The book looks fantastic, and I’m going to have to make that pillow- I’ve just been getting into quilting, and I need more small projects.

  74. Jill Watson says:

    I’m constantly looking for the perfect pattern for my next quilt. This book looks like it has that and more!

  75. Debbie H says:

    I would love a copy! Thanks for the free pattern too – I love hexxies!

  76. Andee in AZ says:

    Very cool!

  77. Zuri says:

    I have always wanted to start quilting, this looks like the book to start it!

  78. Erin Palmer says:

    Love the pillow

  79. Johanna says:

    The quilt on the front looks awesome! I would love to make one like this!

  80. melanie C says:

    This books looks great!!!

  81. Gabrielle Robles says:

    Love the log cabin quilt on the cover. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  82. Rachel says:

    I am working on hexies right now and this would be a great tutorial

  83. Allison C says:

    I really love the quilting on that pillow!

  84. jackie says:

    cute long cabin quilt

  85. Irenoski88 says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’ve never tried a modern aesthetic before so this is the perfect occasion to start! I hope I win a copy of the book because I am really looking forward to starting simething different to what I am usedto!

  86. Cecilia says:

    This looks like a great book. I love the quilt on the cover. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  87. Joyce says:

    Adorable pillow cover – thanks for the pattern. I’m off to make some hexies and my own patch!

  88. Debbie says:

    Ilove all the negative space. The book looks great.

  89. Crystal says:

    just made my first-ever hexies and am excited to try the pillow tutorial. the book is lovely.

  90. Taysha Riggs says:

    Would love to win this book.

  91. beth says:

    I love that quilt on the cover!

  92. Elke says:

    The book looks really interesting!

  93. Tamie says:

    I’d love to have this book and just happen to know where to get it autographed!

  94. Annette says:

    This is exactly what I need. Some modern ideas. I’m so bad at colors and making thing look like they go together, but I love the old traditional quilt patterns. Lovely. Thanks.

  95. robin says:

    Looks like a fabulous book!

  96. Ann says:

    What a beautiful pillow pattern.

  97. Cary says:

    This looks like a fun book. Thanks for the pillow project download. I’ll give it a try!

  98. Lorrie says:

    Those hexies are so bright and pretty. Love the pillow!

  99. Renae says:

    Looks like a fun book. Always love to read and get new ideas to spark creativity.

  100. Holli says:

    I’d love to get this book – thanks for the chance to win it!

  101. Sharon T says:

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the give away!

  102. KatieJ says:

    Love the quilting on that pillow super fun.

  103. gabi a. says:

    First bedroom quilt here I come.

  104. Nancy Brooks says:

    I absolutely adore Kelly and Andie and would love to win a copy of their book! Cheers!

  105. nicole w says:

    thank you for the pillow project pattern and for the giveaway!

  106. nicke says:

    this looks like a great book!

  107. Karen says:

    What an awesome book! I love the color choices for their designs so much.

  108. Looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance!

  109. jenny says:

    i love that log cabin~

  110. MS Laura says:

    This book would be so cool to win!

  111. jen says:

    so pretty! I am not much at quilting – only done a couple simple projects but I LOVE the look of hexies!

  112. Carmen says:

    That pillow is just adorable — thanks for featuring such a cute new book!

  113. Margaret says:

    Count me in for the giveaway! Who can resist a hexie pillow.

  114. Kristie says:

    I’m a new quilter looking for inspiration. Modern Designs for Classic Quilts looks perfect. I’d love a copy to work from. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  115. Jane S. says:

    Thanks so much for the Hexie Pillow pattern! I’m always up for learning new techniques (like zippers…gulp…) and making something pretty while I’m doing it is highly appreciated. 🙂

  116. Alison says:

    That is such a beautiful quilt on the cover of the book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  117. Kay says:

    This looks like a great book and a girl can never have too many sewing books. Thanks for the chance.

  118. Victoria says:

    I love the bright hexies on the aqua pillow cover. This book may have 12 patterns but it is a great starting point for developing your own “Made Modern” designs.

  119. Megan says:

    Love the idea of reinspired quilt patterns!

  120. Kimberly says:

    I love that log cabin quilt on the cover. I have some hexies sitting around just waiting for a project. Thanks for the pattern!

  121. Jennie T. says:

    I LOVE that log cabin quilt on the cover. That would be my first project, for sure. Until I see the rest of the book.

  122. carole says:

    Wow, what a beautiful book!

  123. Would love to win!

  124. Sarah S says:

    So proud of you gals! The book looks amazing! 🙂

  125. Marta S. says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this book!

  126. Ann says:

    Love the quilt on the front – would be good for using my scraps.

  127. Cathy says:

    Love the teal background fabric and the polka dot fabric!

  128. I WILL own this new and exciting book one way or another..thanks for the chance to win or I will head out and buy a copy

  129. Patrice Lehmann says:

    I already have the book and love it, but love the give-a-way and would love to gift a copy to a friend!

  130. Cayce says:

    Beautiful! This book looks amazing.

  131. MelodyJ says:

    This looks like a really good book.


  132. Jean says:

    I’ve been a ‘modern’ quilter all my life, in that I’ve always been open to new ideas and inspirations. I’d love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  133. CitricSugar says:

    Thanks for a chance – the book looks great!

  134. Dawn says:

    I’d love a copy of that book 🙂

  135. Erin says:

    This book looks awesome. I love seeing projects where folks have taken an inspirational traditional design and clearly made it their own. Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Dell says:

    Love the pillow. Thanks for sharing.

  137. Alethea says:

    Cute! I love fusing modern with vintage.

  138. Sarah says:

    I’d love to win a copy of Modern Designs for Classic Quilts! I keep coming back to drool over the quilt on the cover! It’s gorgeous!

  139. Janae Braden says:

    I would love to have this collection of patterns for next years gifts.

  140. Sarah L. says:

    This book looks like so much fun! I love that quilt on the cover, what beautiful use of color.

  141. I love the ultra-saturated colors on both the quilt and the pillow! But I also really want the table on the cover of the book. 🙂

  142. beth says:

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  143. Wendy says:

    This looks like a great new book!

  144. Liane R says:

    Wpuld live to win a copy of the book! That Hexie pillow is just too cute!!!

  145. Amy L says:

    I am just starting to learn to quilt, and I’m very excited about trying new and modern patterns as my skills improve!

  146. Loretta McElroy says:

    Wow! So many beautiful colors! This looks like so much fun!!

  147. Beth says:

    This is exactly my style of quilting! I would be thrilled to win such a great new book!

  148. Gill says:

    This looks a great book! Count me in please!

  149. Kathy Gordon says:

    I hope I win…I hope I win….I hope I win!!!!

  150. Kathi says:

    Would live a copy of this book!

  151. Rachel says:

    I just started quilting last month, and am having great fun nearing the completetion of my first quilt. I’m already on the lookout for inspiration and instruction for future quilts. This book would be a great place to find that! Thanks! 🙂

  152. elizabeth rehmer says:

    wow! i would love to win–the book looks fantastic!!

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