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Polygons?

Pol𑁦y𑁦gon

/pälē ,gän/

a plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles, and typically five or more. 

 Bling by Catherine Jones

 Bling by Catherine Jones


Our call for submissions for the October 2021 issue is Polygons. We asked for quilts that use polygon shapes as the primary focus of the quilt. We’ve received a number of questions about what this means. The word “polygon” may have initially thrown you off, but the reality is that polygon shapes are frequently used in quilts. You may already have a quilt integrating polygons without even realizing it. The possibilities of polygons are broad and nearly unlimited, except by your imagination.

We recognize that squares are polygons, but for this issue of Curated Quilts we are not looking for submissions that only incorporate squares. We want you to think outside the box, pun intended. No squares.

Dimensions by Nydia Kehnle

Dimensions by Nydia Kehnle


Polygons do not have curves. No curves. 

Bertha by Melissa Miller Curley

Bertha by Melissa Miller Curley


Polygons combine a variety of angles. Any angle really. Super sharp pencil sharpened pointy to the angle of the Rockettes high kicks. 

The hexagon is one of the polygon shapes many quilters are well familiar with. The hexagon is a great shape, but there arehundreds of different English Paper Piecing, or EPP, polygon shapes to be explored. One of the amazing things about EPP, is that you can often combine a slew of different shapes together, as long as the side lengths of the shapes are the same. We feel that the modern quilting world has just skimmed the surface of exploring how to innovate and modernize quilts that use the EPP technique. 

Using the principle of negative space as well as enlarged scale to explore polygon shapes is also a possibility. 

Halfervecent Quilt by Christine Ricks

Halfervecent Quilt by Christine Ricks

Rhombus Dance by Christine Ricks

Rhombus Dance by Christine Ricks

A quick Google search will help expand your vision of what is possible with polygons. Even stars are polygons. You can work with regular or irregular polygon shapes. Improv piecing is an especially good fit for exploring irregular polygon shapes. 

New Directions by Betsy Vinegrad

New Directions by Betsy Vinegrad


We can’t wait to see your polygon quilts!Submissions are due June 9th, 2021. 


By Brittany Bowen Burton

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