Block 51 – Bee Happy

51 Splendid Sampler Katja Marek block multi

Designer: Katja Marek

Techniques : English Paper Piecing

Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom):   Katja Marek,  Melanie Barrett , Joan Ford ,and Katja Marek


Are you looking for the downloadable pattern? As from 19th February 2017, they are no longer available at this site.  For your convenience, we have placed them all in one comprehensive book which will be available  April 2017. 

  • 100 eye-catching designs from over 80 designers that use a wide range of techniques, including traditional patchwork, applique, foundation paper piecing, and embroidery
  • A number of the 6-inch blocks are shown in two colorways for twice the creativity
  • Be inspired by gallery quilts featuring carefully selected placement options for your Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Bonus blocks projects are not included in the book and can be found here.

Pre-order your copy here.  Amazon US, Book Depository, Fat Quarter Shop


Katja says: My closing message on emails and what I write when I autograph a book: Discover the ‘Hex’-abilities!

Katja is the owner of a delightful quilt shop in Kamloops, Canada. Passionate about hexagons ( a hex-a-culturalist like me ), Katja has written books, made gorgeous EPP quilts and projects and designed quilt-a-long programmes for her favourite 6 sided shape. The stunning New Hexagon Millefiore quilt (pictured below) is one of my favourites.

Visit Katja’s site  and Splendid Sampler page for Katja’s post about Bee Happy and all the exciting new projects coming soon.


Make 52 – 6″ paper pieced hexagons in ‘The New Hexagon’ book by Katja. Book includes seven fun projects including a mug rug, candle mat, table topper, table runner, bed-sized quilt, and more. Buy book here and buy perpetual calendar with 365 – 6″ blocks and an extra for leap year.

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