I know I'm a little late to the party in posting about this - or I think I am - as QuiltCon acceptances/rejections emails went out in mid-December.
I've been a bit busy, though! More about that in another post...
I was SUPER lucky to have TWO(!) quilts accepted as judged pieces to QuiltCon, and I'm super excited about that - more in an upcoming post -
But I thought I'd share with everyone my QuiltCon rejects (or, if you're on Instagram, #quiltconreject )
First up, my took-forever-and-a-day quilt: "Reinventing the Wheel":
"Get Your Hex On". It measures in at almost 70" square, and every color, except one, were Konas.
The quilt design is my own original; I loved making this quilt. I lost weight making this quilt - EPP is an awesome way to keep your hands out of a chip bag at night while you watch tv.
The gorgeous quilting was done by Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting. She's amazing. I absolutely loved what she did with it!
To be honest, I'm a little surprised that this quilt wasn't accepted - I thought for sure it would be. Oh well. It's going to hang in my new sewing space and give inspiration when I really need it.
Okay, so admittedly, I never thought this one would get accepted, but hey, you throw enough noodles at the wall and one is bound to stick, right?
This one was for the Panasonic Bias Tape Challenge. And I had never in my life made or used bias tape on a quilt before - it was a long shot. But I had a quilt design in mind for my hubby for Christmas, and I thought he'd love this one, so I gave it a shot.
I love how the maple leaves turned out; the bias tape stems and branches I used Osnaburg for - it's a 100% unbleached cotton with a lot of texture, much like muslin, but used as an upholstery liner. I really like the look - I wanted something with texture, but not overbearing. The one thing about Osnaburg, though - it's got a lot of natural stretch to it...which made it a bit wildly to work with. But I'll definitely use it in future quilts when piecing - it makes it more fun ;)
Linking up to Val's Quilting Studio for TGIFF!