Monday, October 28, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Autumn 2013 - Wall Hanging Entry

Hello and welcome!
QBAM is my entry for the Wall Hanging Quilts category in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. 
 I want to thank Amy and all the Festival sponsors for this wonderful event.  I look forward to this fun, biannual round-up of quilting inspiration.


 
I have my husband to thank for the name of this project. The acronym for my little quilt stands for "Quilt it.  Bind it. And. Move on." These words make me laugh. 
 
 I had been dithering over how to proceed after stitching up this star block sewn from some scraps and asked my husband what he thought I should do. 
 
 
 
 It seems I always feel I should make a bed sized quilt whenever I start making blocks.  Crazy, but true. 
 
 
 
 Knowing that I tend to head in this direction, my husband said I need to think of blocks as sketches -
 
 
 as a chance to try something new, to experiment and to play
 
 
 
  - and to stop thinking that unless they were made into a bed size quilt, that they aren't useful.  
 
 
 That I needed to realize that they are art and therefore already useful.
 


He ended, with the phrase, "Quilt it.  Bind it. And. Move on."


QBAM resides above our bed, reminding me that I'm creating art (and that my husband is a wise, loving man). :o)

Hence, the name of my wall hanging and a wonderful bit of advice.

 
Finished details:
 
 
Name: QBAM 
Size: 27" across (from point to point) and is 23.5" across from straight edge to edge
Pattern: made up from using scraps
Free-motion quilted using variegated 50wt cotton from Wonderfil Threads
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit and will be back soon! 
 
 
Lucky for us, we have the rest of this week to visit all the quilters artists that have linked up over at Amy's. Plus, you still have time to enter, too. Yay!

AmysCreativeSide

12 comments:

  1. I love this one!! Glad to see it again. :-)

    Such gorgeous colour...

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  2. Your little quilt is lovely, I love the quilting and the colours and the name is fun too. I am going to keep that in mind when I am stuck

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  3. Bright and happy! It definitely adds some warm brightness over the bed. :) And the quilting is just beautiful!

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  4. Love it! I love the idea of it being a sketch. I have a hard time not making everything into a bed sized quilt too. The quilting on it is fab!

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  5. The colours and the quilting make this star stunning. You did such a good job.

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  6. Gorgeous! The prints, the colors, the design, and the quilting...all beautiful. :)

    It looks lovely over the bed.
    And what a smart, insightful hubby you have there.

    Kimberly

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  7. Hi Katherine! Wise words! Your quilt is art and I love it! Delicious photos! x Teje

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  8. The quilting and bindning are so perfect for this Lovely wallhanging!
    Kramar Maja

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  9. This is a sweet wall hanging! Very pretty. Great name, too! I have that same problem - always wanting to make it bigger. I need to adopt that mantra... QBAM!

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  10. Your husband is a wise man! It's perfect as a wall hanging! =)

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  11. Well husbands are always great at keeping what is important in perspective and giving good quilting bystander advice. I love this mini quilt!!! Great design and lovable colors!! Cute.

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