Monday, December 31, 2012

Design wall Monday: Off the wall

I need everyone to join me in a big "OMG," okay? Here we go....
Me: "My BQE top is finished!"
You: "OH. EM. GEEE."
That felt pretty good.

What's a BQE, you ask? It's my Biggest Quilt Ever. Queen size! I made this one for my very own bed. After making this giant thing, I will never buy a King size bed.

DH is standing on a step ladder in the driveway. This quilt is big!

I started it in January 2012 as part of the Michael Miller Clubhouse quilt along, and it's been on and off my design wall all year. Now it's done. Started and finished all in the same year! It has an appointment with the longarmer in February. I gave myself some extra time, just in case. What size is your BQE?

Click here to find out what other quilters have on their design walls.

Getting it done! Setting four quilty goals for January:

  1. Medallion mystery, month one
    • The directions for month one will be posted on January 1. It's not too late to join! The information can be found at Patchwork Times. Or click the "Back to Square One" button in the sidebar of my blog.
  2. Michael Miller Clubhouse 2013, month one
    • I had so much fun last year that I signed up again. We meet on the first Thursday of each month to get our kits, see a demo of how to put it together, and share our completed projects. My club meets at Wish Upon A Quilt in Raleigh, NC, but you can search for a Clubhouse near you here.
  3. Backing for Casino (the BQE)
    • I have my fabric, so I just need to piece it together. I guess it'll be in three pieces.
  4. Don't fall behind on Easy Street clues
    • We're so close to the final reveal!
Happy New Year!
-k

16 comments:

  1. Well done on completing the BIG quilt.. it looks great

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and block placement!!! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! The pattern is by the Swirly Girls. They have great patterns.

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  3. This. is. GORGEOUS!!!! It's such a pretty design. My biggest quilt is also a queen size. It was the second quilt I made. Since making that one, now I stick with lap quilts and baby quilts :)

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    1. Thanks! I like lap quilts and baby quilts, too. They are much easier to manage. Lately I've been drawn to wall hangings.

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  4. O.M.G.! Congrats on your BQE. Mine was bigger than king sized since my 6'4" son wanted his arms to still be under the quilt when he stretched out his armspan!! Someday I hope to make a Cal King for hubby and me.

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    1. Whoo-whee! I can't even imagine making a Cal King. Have fun! =)

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  5. Wow that's gorgeous. I saw the thumbnail at Judys and knew I had to go see it. Congrats! My BQE is only a mere 62 by 72. Happy quilting in the New Year!

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    1. Thanks! Most of the quilts I've made were lap quilts and one baby quilt. This one was a challenge!

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  6. Your BQE quilt is very striking! And plenty big. 110 square is about the biggest I've done. Great to have now that it is finished, but most difficult to work on and move around.

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    1. Thanks! This quilt is 92 x 108. I had a hard time finding a flat surface to pin the borders. lol

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  7. What a big quilt. =) I look forward to seeing what you do for 2013. I just checked and none of the stores in E. TN, or within 100 miles are doing the clubhouse. Too bad. We have a LOT of quilt stores so it seems as if one of them would have.

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    1. Too bad there isn't a Clubhouse nearby. Wish Upon a Quilt will send the kits by mail, if you're interested. I think they've made a YouTube page for demos since you can't go to club meetings. We could share our progress through blogs. =)

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  8. Great list! My largest quilt was 90x105 for my son & his wife. I finished it last fall. The live in Apex, NC so i get over in your neck of the woods about every 6 weeks. I miss the sweet little shop Plain and Simple that was just down the road from them. I'll check out Wish Upon a Star's program, I LOVE your quilt. It is lovely. Congrats! Looking firward to following your progress in 2013. B

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    1. Thanks! I'm not sure of any shops in Apex now. I don't get over there very often. There are two nice shops nearby in Cary: Elegant Stitches and Whistle Stop Quilt Shop. Maybe you can visit them next time you're here. Whistle Stop is the only one in the area that has 30s and Civil War repros (that I know of).

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