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Back in October, with just a week left to the submission deadline, I finally dove in on my idea for the American Patchwork & Quilting Hexagon Quilting Challenge for QuiltCon. The moment I saw the challenge theme I'd had the idea of these "half and half" mismatch hexagons (which my daughter points out don't really count since they are actually octagons 😆).

The challenge rules stated "Eligible quilts must use a hexagon shape as a primary element in the design. A hexagon is defined as a six-sided polygon. The total of the internal angles of any simple hexagon is 720°." There was no size requirement for the challenge. In previous months I had done some work with green solids and was really excited about that palette. I love the play of values and contrast.

photo by Roberta Pabst

I'm very excited to have my first quilt hang at QuiltCon. I didn't make it to the show this year, but friends shared photos of my quilt hanging in the show with me. Also shown here, Hextraordinary by Isabelle Selak and Double Hex by Nancy Lambert.

Hexie Halves is 28" x 28" and finished with a faced binding.

The quilting is two-color walking foot quilting. I used an off kilter plaid as the backing fabric and quilted the quilt upside down, using the lines in the plaid as my guide.

photo by Roberta Pabst

"I came to quilting nearly 20 years ago through a love of the geometry of patchwork. As my personal style has shifted into improv piecing, I have enjoyed finding new and different geometric shapes to feature, purposefully or accidentally. When I first heard of the hexagon challenge, I was both excited to see what the category would bring and inspired by the idea of these “half and half” hexagons. My choice of monochromatic green solids gave me an opportunity to play with the interaction of color and value."

See all the Hexagon quilts in the show in Heather's walkthrough video and check out all the winners from the show. You'll see Sarah Ruiz's quilt that I contributed to in the group category.

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I submitted three quilts to QuiltCon and all three will be staying home with me come February. I'm bummed to not be able to attend the show this year due to a variety of schedule conflicts on my end. Congratulations to everyone who will have quilts hanging in Austin and to everyone who put their work out there and submitted to the show.

 

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Pantone Ultra Violet All About Angles (also a workshop I teach)

 

Modern Antique Tiles

 

If you'd like to see more of the amazing quilts that aren't going to QuiltCon, check out the #quiltconreject hashtag on Instagram.

I'm participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge with Cheryl of muppin.com.

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'Tis the season for Modern Quilt Guild members to wait in limbo to hear about their quilt submissions for QuiltCon 2019. I know I'm in lots of good company. The show will be in Nashville February 21-24. I look forward to attending the show and connecting with the community.

This was the first year that I wasn't racing to finish all potential submissions at the last minute. Unfortunately, I did run out of time for the Michael Miller Hash Dot Fabric Challenge project that I was working on in November. However, I did choose four of my 2018 finishes to submit. You can click through if you'd like to read more about my process and see more pictures of each project.

 

Pantone Ultra Violet All About Angles

Greenery

Fandangle Scrappy Squares

Modern Batik

Congratulations to everyone who has submitted their work and best wishes as you wait for selection letters.