A hexie break for the holidays: just add color (+ giveaway!)

The craze of coloring books for adults shows no signs of stopping, and we know why. It’s calming, quick, creative, and fun. Not to mention stress-free. Just add color!

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Example from
The New Hexagon Coloring Book

The New Hexagon Coloring BookAmid all the gift making, cookie baking, tree decorating, snow shoveling, eggnog sipping, and family gathering this time of year, it’s important to set aside time to unwind from the festive pace of it all. With The New Hexagon Coloring Book, bestselling author Katja Marek will inspire you to carve out a few moments of your busy day to let your mind drift away for a little play.

Find a design and choose a color palette; add a comfy chair, a cozy quilt, and your favorite music; then put pencil (or crayon, or marker) to paper. You’ll feel the stresses of the day fade away as your thoughts quiet down and your focus hones in. If you haven’t tried coloring yet (as a grown-up 😊), you’ll be surprised at the tranquility a little coloring can give you. And because all 60 designs in The New Hexagon Coloring Book are from Katja’s bestselling book and calendar, you can begin planning your next quilt too.

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The design key at the bottom of each coloring page helps with color and value choices, so your finished coloring can really stand out.

We filmed a quick video of our own Beth Bradley coloring in the book—doesn’t it look fun to try?


Reading this post in email? Click here to watch the video.

Treat yourself to Katja’s coloring book and it’ll arrive around the turn of the New Year. Say farewell to the bustle of the holidays by kicking back with a little quilty coloring! Or splurge on a sewing buddy with an out-of-the-box gift that will help them relax in a creative way.

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Quilty gift idea: just add colored pencils, crayons, or markers (and a bow or two) 👍

Free-coloring-page-New-Hexagon-Coloring-BookReady to take a creative break with The New Hexagon Coloring Book? Download a page from the coloring book and try it for free! Snap a pic of your colored page and post it on social media with the hashtag #thenewhexagoncoloringbook—we’d love to see it!

We’re also giving a copy of the coloring book away today! To enter to win, tell us in the comments:

When it comes to coloring books:

a) I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m curious.

b) Tried it, but I’d love a quilty coloring book.

c) Color crazed!

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck, and happy coloring!

More coloring for quilters: Color a Quilt: A Coloring Book for Quilters – 45 Designs!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Margaret, who says:

“I haven’t tried coloring books as an adult.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Margaret—congratulations!

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