Over the years Katja has designed many, many patterns and Block-of-the-Month programs for her store. She dreamed of designing a program that would be based on fractured hexagons; using hexagons like blocks in a quilt instead of units. In 2012 she launched her Block-a-Week Hex-a-thon and in August signed a contract with Martingale based on this concept. This turned into The New Hexagon – 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece released in October 2014. To thank all those that had purchased a copy, Katja designed a quilt using the blocks in the book in a totally different way that had been described in the book and announced that this would be offered as a FREE online quilt-along during 2015.