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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Be You - Bold and Brave - Project Quilting Season 9, Project 3

Bold and Brave is the third challenge of 
Project Quilting.

My entry is
Be You.

She announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

I had such a hard time coming up with time and an idea for this challenge.
Then the saying Be bold, be brave, be you came to mind
just wouldn't get out of my head.

So I incorporated my love of quilting and my long career of hair styling
with little aspects of me.

Here's my picture process and some details.

I fused HeatnBond lite to the back of florals and cut them out.
I peeled off the backing paper and layed out my design
then I fused it all down to the backing fabric at once.

A few details like a cowboy hat, birds, Kansas City Chiefs.

Love Tula Pink fabrics for collage quilting.

The quilting from the back.
Can you say afro?  
Fro courtesy of Aurifil 50 wt #2620

Be You

Project Quilting Season 9, Challenge 3 - Bold and Brave

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 17" x 20"
Fusible Applique Collage, Machine stitched letters and face
Freemotion quilting on a domestic- by me

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
February 11 through Friday, February 16th
by clicking 

This one is #79

A reminder to always be you.


Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Love your creativity! Beautiful!

Calicojoan said...

Carla, your just amazing. This is absolutely awesome both front and back!!!!!

Kathy E. said...

Carla, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you thought "out of the box" and created something so bold, so brave and so beautiful! Even the back is awesome! You've got a vote from me!

Carolyn said...

Love your interpretation of the challenge! And wow all that quilting!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

This is wonderful! A great message, beautiful color, and the quilting is amazing!

Andrea said...

It's so lovely from the back as well as the front. I love the bright colors on the front AND the sharp contrast on the back.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow that is gorgeous!

Janarama said...

Stunning! You got my vote.

Sharon said...

Absolutely fabulous and I love the colors! Curious if you fused the pieces in place?

Sista said...

Very pretty. Are the pieces glued on first then stitched?

Rosemary said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I was going to ATTEMPT to do this but we are in the middle of a major move to another state and so much has been packed already. However, once we get settled, this is a definite to try. I've always loved this look but was intimated ... You've encouraged me and I love what you've done .... can hardly wait to see the next one. Great work!!

Carol said...

Awesome quilt, Carla! Your creativity is amazing. I love the fabrics and the colors.

Carla said...

I've updated the post and both above comments are No-replay commenters, but
I fused HeatnBond lite to the back of florals and cut them out.
I peeled off the backing paper and layed out my design
then I fused it all down to the backing fabric at once.

Just in case anyone missed it...

Mel Beach said...

What a wonderful mantra and stunning quilt! Thank you for sharing your process!

Pamela said...

I love it! This is really beautiful, and makes me want to try one as well.

Anonymous said...

I vote for your "Be Bold, Be Brave, Be YOU!" quilt. It's colorful and inspiring.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Oh my goodness! That's the most beautiful piece I've seen in a long time.
well done. mary in Az

Susan said...

Wow! Isn't she a beauty! Nicely done challenge piece

works4me said...

Another fabulous project from you. Well done.

Needled Mom said...

That is stunning. So creative!

PersimonDreams said...

There are just no words other than ... WOW (with my jaw dropped!)

grammajudyb said...

Well Done! I'd love to see your technique to machine stitch the words and the face profile. It is stunning!