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Monday, February 7, 2022

Left Turn

Introducing Left Turn!!


The inspiration for Left Turn came from the MQG hexagon challenge for QuiltCon 22.  I've only done one project with hexis (a pillow) and decided to go big with my design instead of going small.


I went a bit out of my comfort zone on the fabric colors - wasabi and purple - and really enjoyed playing with a new combination.

The quilting was all done with my walking foot using matching thread.  It took a long time but it was really worth it to have all that fun texture.  The quilt measures 58" x 58".


My favorite bit was carrying the filler quilting for the smallest hexagon shape into the negative space on the left.  

Overall, the quilt was an experiment in conquering some unique quilt math, playing with some new to me color combinations and stretching myself on the use of negative space.  The resulting almost 3D effect was an unexpected and delightful bonus.

I'm excited to share that Left Turn will hang at QuiltCon 2022 which happens next week!


Have a wonderful day! Patty

11 comments:

  1. Really great answer to the challenge!

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  2. That is an awesome quilt! I really like those colors together, I would never have thought of them in the same thing - but you knocked it out of the park!
    Congrats on it hanging at QuiltCon!

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  3. What a great interpretation of the challenge theme. I do love how you used quilting in the negative space to reinforce the design, too. Congratulations on having it show at QuiltCon!

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  4. What a stunning quilt! What a thrill to have it at QuiltCon. Sorry I won't see it in person this year.

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  5. This is beautiful - very striking! Congratulations on making it into QuiltCon!

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  6. Patty, Congrats! what a striking and beautiful quilt. Well done!

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  7. It's uniquely colorful, with a bold design that's really eye-catching! And it's simple too. Your quilting makes it stand-out. It will be so fun to see it hanging at QuiltCon! Congratulations!

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  8. Bold! Love the colors! Wow! :)

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  9. The colors are wonderful and the quilting is amazing.

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  10. Absolutely stunning! Hope you're having fun at Quilt Con!

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