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Erin Niehenke
  • Minted Oct 30, 2012
  • 44 Awards
  • 832 Comments made
  • 6666 Votes cast

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A lovely hexagon pattern, filled with unique individual patterns!


fabric, hexagon, vintage, quilt, patterned, patterns

colors shown:

pink, gold, coral, cream



design inspired by:


submitted on:

Jun 13 2015

Edited on:

Sep 09 2015

average score:




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fabric - Hexagon Pieces by Erin Niehenke


Shannon on Sep 10, 2015 at 1:34pm
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 19 Awards
  • 2326 Comments made
  • 16252 Votes cast

This makes me think of the quilt patch "grandmother's garden" – have you tried separating the two solid color hexagons? I find myself wondering how that would affect the larger fabric sheet.

Jillian Bull on Sep 11, 2015 at 6:38pm
Jillian Bull
  • Minted Aug 26, 2015
  • 23 Comments made
  • 81 Votes cast

I'm so glad the cross hatch idea worked! I think it looks lovely. It's a real shame they don't actually print glitter or metallics, but the cross hatch really does add that texture to make it pop! I love this design so much!!!

Bri Santacaterina on Sep 23, 2015 at 5:22pm
Bri Santacaterina
  • Minted May 18, 2015
  • 27 Comments made
  • 393 Votes cast

This turned out so well! Agree that the two gold hexagons create a bit of a focal point, but it's not too distracting at all. Love the colors!

Version 1 - submitted on Jun 13 2015 - hide

Melissa Casey on Jun 13, 2015 at 9:19pm
Melissa Casey
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
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The glitter might be hard to re-produce for fabric and have it look right....hummm....it's hard to tell without seeing that glitter square up-close in the swatch...I think the overall look is fun....I might try an alternative to the glitter and do a poll....maybe some swirls or dotted swirls...?

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Jun 14, 2015 at 7:12am
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
  • Minted Mar 26, 2011
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Love this Erin! I suggest asking Minted about the glitter look and if it would reproduce well before taking it off as an option. If not, I'm sure you'll replace it with something just as stunning!

Neeta Sawhney on Jun 14, 2015 at 3:11pm
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
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  • 17235 Votes cast

love it erin awesome

Lisa McLean on Jun 15, 2015 at 12:08am
Lisa McLean
  • Minted Jan 24, 2014
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I would replace the glitter with a pattern or solid color. The glitter seems a little off from the rest of the pattern elements and I worry about how it would reproduce on fabric. Such a fun idea Erin!

Katie Zimpel on Jun 15, 2015 at 3:56pm
Katie Zimpel
  • Minted Apr 11, 2012
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I'm not seeing the glitter work. The colors of the glitter are great. I'd use them to make a horizontal striped pattern to match your pink diagonal ones. For some reason when I look at all the patterns I want some horizontal stripes in there.

Michelle Poe on Jun 15, 2015 at 11:28pm
Michelle Poe
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Hi Erin, I like the glitter, it is fun! The thing that throws me about it is the tone, in the close up it looks great, but in the full picture the color throws the design a bit to me.

Amy Moen on Jun 18, 2015 at 8:38pm
Amy Moen
  • Minted Jan 16, 2014
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I like the glitter, but I'm guessing it may not translate well to fabric. :)

Sara Curtis on Jun 26, 2015 at 3:38pm
Sara Curtis
  • Minted Sep 6, 2014
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I would suggest brightening up the pink if you stick with the glitter. The more subdued pink looks more traditional, but a brighter palette would be more "fun". Nice idea!

raven erebus on Jun 30, 2015 at 9:51pm
raven erebus
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It's hard to see it for sure, but it seems inconsistent with the other illustrations.

Leysan Shayakbirova on Jul 12, 2015 at 3:41pm
Leysan Shayakbirova
  • Minted Oct 24, 2014
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Hi, Erin! I agree with others, these glitter could be too much for printing machines. But I really like color scheme you use here, it looks so tasty for me)) like pink candies and toffee) I also like the idea of combining different patterns. Good luck!

Vivayne on Jul 14, 2015 at 10:25am

It's a great design. I feel like you could take the glitter out and it wouldn't hurt the design. If you really want to make the glitter work, maybe try making the more design elements with the same digital glitter so it's more cohesive? Then you could do a poll, one or the other.

Kyle Knapp on Jul 22, 2015 at 7:04am
Kyle Knapp
  • Minted May 6, 2015
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I would swap out the glitter pattern mainly because it doesn't really fit in with the elements you have. The rest of the pieces are pretty bold and graphic, whereas the glitter is this super fine texture and it's kind of the odd one out.

Panda and Pangolin on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:40am
Panda and Pangolin
  • Minted May 23, 2012
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I like the glitter (and if it actually glittered that would be awesome), but given that it might not print right, I think something like a textured solid with the adorable style of your other sections could work well! Love the colors on this.

Laura K. Aiken on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:07pm
Laura K. Aiken
  • Minted Feb 23, 2015
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I think I would just leave as is. It looks great!

Heather RJ Fletcher on Jul 22, 2015 at 2:53pm
Heather RJ Fletcher
  • Minted Dec 22, 2013
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  • 1348 Votes cast

The glitter adds an interesting texture and gives your quilt patterns lots of depth. The glitter pattern gives a more modern feel to a traditional quilt. Personally, I'd keep the design as is. Good luck!

Jillian Bull on Sep 4, 2015 at 2:55pm
Jillian Bull
  • Minted Aug 26, 2015
  • 23 Comments made
  • 81 Votes cast

I really love this especially the colors, but I agree the glitter probably won't print well. Maybe the same color with a different texture like a small cross hatch?