June Solids Challenge Quilt and Giveaway!

June Challenge Front

Since January, I have made one mini quilt / quilt sketch a month inspired by my podcast with Gwen Marston and using Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids. (Past projects include a monochromatic red piece, a green monochromatic quilta chocolate brown quilt, a white and green improv piece and a pink/orange wonky log cabin.)

For this month’s challenge, I decided to try Nicole Daksiewicz (Modern Handcraft)’s method for creating quilts using hexagons. Ever since seeing her quilt at Quilt Con in 2015 (and all of the other inspired quilts), I knew it was a way for me to experiment with english paper piecing and the interaction of solid fabrics. With a mini charm pack of Northcott Colorworks solids I received this year at Quilt Con, I thread basted the hexagons using hexagon papers from Paper Pieces. After basting, I played with the arrangement on a 18″ by 18″ square. Using Nicole’s permanent glue recommendation, I arranged the pieces and quilted them in a wonky fashion.

June Challenge Quilt Side

I used a Jeni Baker print for the back of the mini quilt, which seemed to match perfectly!

June Challenge Back

After I finished the mini quilt, I was able to preview Nicole’s pattern for a hexie pillow. Ummm… she blew me out of the water! The pattern is very well written and there are embedded videos for steps along the way. I was extremely impressed and hope she continues with her pattern development.

And now to inspire you to try out hexagons, I have FIVE giveaway prizes!!! (YES, FIVE giveaway prizes sets!)

Each of the five giveaway sets will include:

For a chance to win one of these five sets, you have a United States address and leave a comment about what you want to make if you win the giveaway prize. A winner will be chosen, Friday, July 8th!

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  1. Oh! I was just thinking where I would find the supplies to work on the skills to do a similar wall hanging. Winning them would be awesome!

  2. I really want to make a wall hanging to really mark the condo as a home of a quilter (ok and a graphic designer too. My BF counts I guess ) Nicole’s pattern would be fun as I’ve never worked off a pattern. I’ve just winged it most of the time. Good luck, Y’all!

  3. I would like to make some traditional hexies to use in a project inspired from an idea I saw on a board in my sons engineering class. Your quilt is lovely btw. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

  4. Great finish! I especially like the quilting. I think my next modern hexie project I want to try some fun fmq or maybe even graffiti quilting.

  5. Oh! That is SO up my alley. I’ve got hundreds of hexies in prints, but I’ve been scared of solids. I have almost NO solid fabrics in my stash & I’d love to win so I can make a mini using @moderhandcraft method.

  6. I’d love to make a table runner with hexies…. Similar to your mini but longer and the hexies at both ends (can you picture it’s cuteness??!!)

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  7. I’ve so wanted to dive into the EPP hexagon fun I’ve seen all over Instagram. This looks like the perfect opportunity! Pillow, wall hanging, small pouch, quilt…my list is never ending.

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  8. I would love to make a mini quilt to hang on my craft wall. I look forward to finally working with hexies.

  9. I would love to make a mini quilt and try hexies for the first time! What a great take along project to do during carpool line waiting for my grandchildren after school.

  10. I NEED to make a mini quilt/wall hanging for my front hallway. It is bare and in need of some color! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity!

  11. I’ve been wanting to make a ‘rainbow-ish’ something with hexagons, so this would be the perfect opportunity. It’d probably be a small wall hanging (of a large mini).

  12. This would be a great project to try something new. I have not done paper piecing nor hexagons. Instead of a mini quilt I think I would like to try making a large pillow cover (or two) or perhaps a sketchbook/planner cover. How cheerful it would be to carry around these lovely rainbows with you.

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  14. Ahhh!!! How awesome! I have been DYING to get into EPP but am so scared, but a pattern would be perfect to start out with! Hmm… I think a Sew Together Bag would be really pretty, or maybe some decoration on a Washi dress. Or a little table runner for our new house. Or… Or… The possibilities are endless! Thanks for the opportunity! <3

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  15. I would definitely make one of the modern hexie pillow covers!! I have been drooling over them for weeks, I need to make one! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

  16. I would make a mini like yours, cuz’ I am all about brights against white! I could maybe take it a step further with some rainbow variegated thread, that would be cool! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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