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Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Whew, I made it!  I hate being late to the party, but considering I had to bind this before a proper photo shoot and then write the post, I'm quite proud of myself for getting it all done on the first day of the festival.
 I made this wall hanging for my cousin's dorm room.  She's planning to double major in biomedical engineering and discrete mathematics.  I asked her for a 3-6 letter word that I could sew into a piece of fabric art for her room, I was thinking something cheerful along the lines of "hope" or "dream" so I was a bit surprised when she said "logic" or "entropy".  I told her I'd do "logic" because it has less seams..

I made her pillows in the same colorscheme last year.  It's my grand plan to help her make a matching quilt for her first apartment after graduation (but that's still a ways off..).  I like making mini quilts like this (and this one I made for Shannon) because they go together in no time and provide quick pick-me-ups for the recipient.  It's a nice way for people to know I love them. 
                          
One of the neat things about finishing this project in a rush today was that I found a new space in my house to take good quilt photos!  I just taped this to the closet door in the guest room and poof!  I set the timer and took a bunch of pics of me under the quilt, but my assistant kept moving the camera at the last second.  The "logical" solution?  Grab the kid to get in the photo.  :)
As I was sewing down the binding I thought that maybe I'm getting tired of that particular shade of green.. but then I realised I was wearing it, and it's the same color I painted my living room, so.. I guess subconciously it's just one of those colors that I'll always come back to.  Do you have any colors like that?

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Comments

  1. Oh so cute... I love that she said logic or entropy... so funny.. your assistant is terribly cute... I love that green too...

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  2. yeah, I do have one of "those" colors - and it is that same color! lol

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  3. Great quilt and I love the story behind it! And that was brilliant to just put your "helper" in the shot. Mine seems to be attracted to the camera as well. :)

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  4. Cute! Mahs and quilting- a good combination!

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  5. Love your little assistant. A red head! My favorite. hahaha. You quilt came out beautifully.

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  6. Love the word quilt...great job getting it done in time for the festival!

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  7. That is almost the color I painted the walls of my office/studio... I love mini quilts too! Nicely done. :-)

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  8. Logic makes [perfect sense with her major. Too cute.

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  9. Love that she picked such a different word -- everyone has "hope" or "dream" or "create" or something like that. Logic is neat!

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  10. What a neat idea for her dorm room@

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  11. Fun mini quilt. It is a neat word for a college dorm room. You also have quite a task ahead with the graduation quilt. Great job!

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  12. I love her two choices, and I love that you chose LOGIC, because 'entropy' had too many seams!

    Too fun!! Sounds like you and your cousin have a fun relationship :-)

    ~ Meagan

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  13. I love it! I'm going to have to borrow that idea...not the same word but along those lines.

    I love olive/sage greens, too. My bedroom is painted one shade and the outside of the house is painted another shade. It's a very serene color. Interestingly, a lot of men do not like these muted greens because for them the association is military!

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  14. Hugs to the helper and thanks for commenting on my festival quilt.
    Keep 'em comin'

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  15. Wonderful quilt and a wonderful keepsake for your cousin. Maybe you should make another with her majors listed LOL!! Thanks for sharing the picture of you and George - what a beautiful photo of both of you - love that George!!

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  16. The wonderful thing about green is that it is a great neutral color - it goes with everything! I have a few mini quilts to finish up the binding on myself. Why is it that binding a quilt is always the longest part (at least for me)?

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  17. that is a very fun wall quilt. i love the color scheme. and it reminds me that someday i need to try piecing letters. it's been on my list awhile...

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  18. A nice modern quilt idea...lovely, Now I'll have six of them. One for the college girl's dorm; and then one for each of the rooms here!!! Of course, you will need an assortment of words...I like the hope, love, laugh, create, crazy...

    hugz
    Pam

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  19. fun little quilt. what a great thing to make. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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