Friday, January 11, 2013

Red & White Finale


 I got a border put on my Just Takes Two. I really wasn't feeling anything sentimental about this quilt so felt fine slapping a 6" red border on it and not doing anything more fancy.
 Here it is hanging on the other side of the rail. The quilt ended up 76x101. I plan on having it machine quilted. It is too big for me to handle on my home machine. It will be a fun quilt as a reminder of my trip to NYC to see the Infinite Variety quilt exhibit,
Here's a close up of the border. Certainly not red and white, but I had it in my stash and didn't want to purchase a red for the border. It is a beautiful fabric but not one I would have chose for this quilt if I was shopping for it.

Have a fantastic weekend!

72 comments:

  1. That sure is beautiful! I think the border fabric is perfect for it.

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  2. Ta Da! Looks great! I like the border; it holds its own against the busy -ness of the center without being too heavy.

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  3. A fine finish, Lori. I would have done the same by adding a simple border treatment and let the focus be on the main body of the quilt. And you used stash. It is a big quilt. Red and white quilts can be displayed at any time but would look nice for Valentine's Day or Christmas.

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  4. Congratulations on your finish, there are so many wonderful blocks in this quilt.
    Sometimes things just need to be done, love using my stash too. It is a beautiful fabric and not to strong. Will it be in your show next month?

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  5. This border is the perfect touch. A fancier border would just compete with the blocks, this border frames them beautifully!

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  6. It's exciting to see your quilt top with all the red fabrics. It really adds interests. The quilt was a challenge. Can't wait to see it quilted! Great job!

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  7. You are amazing! The quilt is beautiful and it's DONE! You really crank out the projects. Good job.

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  8. Wow, that quilt is just stunning. How impressive that you kept up with this project. I thought I would start it, way back when it began, but realized that my year would not allow such a commitment, so thanks for giving me the opportunity to follow along your journey! Love the border fabric.

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  9. Lori, you quilt is beautiful and I love the border. The fabric sets the whole quilt off just right.

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  10. Oh, pretty!! It will be such fun to look at your quilt in future and remember your trip, and the fun you had making the blocks too. Congratulations, Lori! I too am in a use it up mode, so I love your border and think it is perfect!

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  11. Great quilt! and I love the border. You have a great weekend too..

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  12. Magnificent!! This is a true heritage quilt!!
    P

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  13. I think the border works really well, even though it's multi colored. Your quilt came out really pretty! Lots of work, and you just kept at it. Great job!
    Paula in Sacramento

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  14. Stunning. That quilt will make you proud your whole life!

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  15. It must feel SO good to have this quilt finished! I had good intentions, but I think I only pieced two or three of the blocks before getting side tracked! LOL Yours turned out beautifully!

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  16. Hi! Your quilt is wonderful! I am also making this quilt and seeing yours together has given me imputus to move faster on my quilt! I have many blocks done, but not enough to put together!
    Will you be putting these pictures on the Just Takes 2 flicker page...
    I will be taking some more pictures of my blocks today and linking back to your blog if that is ok.... there are a few pics on my older posts.
    Thanks for the view....
    Take care, Leslie lesquilts.blogspot.com

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  17. Look at that! You did it! This one's an inspiration!

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  18. Oh it turned out wonderfully Lori, I really like the border fabric. I like your red and green Sally Post blocks from last post also, it will be very pretty in reds and greens.
    Happy Stitching

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  19. Lori.....it's just beautiful!! Makes me wish I had joined in.....

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  20. Congrats on the finish - that alone is a great feeling. I think this quilt turned out beautifully.

    Karen

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  21. It's beautiful and the perfect quilt for a quilt instructor to teach a variety of block construction.

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  22. I really love how that came out, it is beautiful.

    Debbie

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  23. Fantastic finish, Lori! The beautiful border looks great, and even better that it is from your stash.

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  24. What a gorgeous quilt. I also saw the exhibit and am almost finished with the top of my tribute quilt.

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  25. The perfect solution, and you gave me a fresh perspective on historic quilts with simple borders.

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  26. You may not have been feeling sentimental about this quilt, but It's stunning and I think that border is perfect! Now I'm really regretting not sewing along. Beautiful!

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  27. Double Wow Lori! It looks fantastic and The border fabric is beautiful and somehow despite the print or maybe because of it, I think it kinda helps balance all the busy-ness of the top?! cheers, CW

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  28. As others have said, the quilt is busy enough. The simple border (and it is gorgeous fabric) is a perfect balance.
    So are you officially naming this "JTF" or do you have something else in mind? : )

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  29. It looks just perfect to me. Now I wished I had of participated in making the blocks. Oh well on to the next one.

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  30. A beautiful, beautiful quilt, Lori. And your choice of border fabric is perfect. It may not have been something that you would have purchased for the quilt, but I think you made a wonderful selection from your stash, it is fabulous.

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  31. Just wonderful Lori. I love that you used up some stash fabric for the borders. That makes it perfect!

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  32. That's a big quilt what an accomplishment! I love the red fabric you've used for the border. Infinite variety of blocks in this quilt - some simple, some tricky. A very excellent reminder of the show :0)

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  33. Bravo, Lori!!!!!!! You have an amazing quilt!!! I love it!

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  34. Yeah a flimsey finish! Love red and white and the sampler looks great. Sleep on that decision re the borders...you still need to come up with backing..unless that is in your stash also!?

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  35. Sounds like you're glad to have this one done. It's beautiful! Love it when I can pull yardage out of my stash for a border or backing.

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  36. Your border fabric is a beautiful addition to your quilt! I really like how this quilt turned out. The business of the blocks is wonderfully set off by the simple red and white color theme. Very lovely quilt!

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  37. It is a gorgeous quilt! So much to see!

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  38. You stuck with it which is more than I can say for mine. I probably stopped about 10 or 15 blocks before finish but I plan to set it differently around a medallion center of fabric that matches just perfectly. I don't want to leave it as a UFO because I love the fabric combo I used.

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  39. Wow wow wow! Just gorgeous and I love the border. Congrats!

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  40. And what a fantastic finale it is!

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  41. Lori, this quilt is fantastic! I don't think I'll ever get past piecing simple squares, lol!

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  42. Your persistence paid off, it looks fabulous. I think it only needed a plain border since it has so many blocks. It's been fun following this quilts journey.

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  43. Wow you have done an amazing job, love it

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  44. Wonderful Lori,
    I know what you mean about just slapping a border on somethig.
    Lovely memory of the red and white exhibition.

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  45. Wow, Lori! It's amazing. I love the border fabric too. I can just imagine a hundred years from now, it could be hanging at another red n white quilt show with quilters drooling over it. :)

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  46. What a wonderful accomplishment...it is lovely

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  47. WOW!! Very impressive...I would've thought that that quilt would've reminded you of ME!, especially since we slogged through it together. And I still think it's better named JTF. VBG.

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  48. WOW it's impressive Lori, you've done a fabulous job!! can't wait to see it quilted, it will make a wonderful heirloom!!
    cheers...Marian

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  49. Lori, the quilt is gorgeous ! I think you did well with the border, the center is so busy and a simple treatment is best. I like the print, it adds a little color and interest. I am encouraging myself to use stash as much as possible, and honestly, I do think sometimes you get a better result than just shopping for a fabric, because more thought has to go into it.

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  50. I know this quilt was not always a joy to work on, but the end result sure is stunning. I'm anxious to see it when it is quilted.

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  51. look at all these comments girl! Great border fab!

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  52. Lori your quilt is so beautiful. You seem to get so much done. Now that I'm finished with the scrap squad I need to get some projects finished. Hugs

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  53. Your quilt is great Lori. I was sitting at a retreat with Gay when she finished sewing hers. Wish I had kept up with the blocks. Your border fabric is wonderful.

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  54. Fantastic quilt! It's been great to follow your progress on it and to see it finished...or nearly so with just the quilting and binding left.

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  55. Lori, you did a fabulous job on your quilt. Now I wish I had joined in the fun! I like your border, too. Can't go wrong with a floral fabric.

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  56. Wow! Wow! Wow. It could hang in that red and white exhibit. Truely a beauty. I like the border. All your blocks really need to be the 'stars' on this one. :)

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  57. Looks fabulous Lori - well done!!

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  58. My goodness Lori!! Persistance really paid off with this project!! Good for you, and I do love that border fabric too, such a pretty print!! Can't wait to see it all quilted and on a bed, very well done!!!!

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  59. That turned out great. Love it!

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  60. GORGEOUS LORI!!!
    I love the border print

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  61. Congratulations on your perseverance! It's a beautiful quilt. I think the broad simple border just calms down all that's going on in the centre. And most times ... less is really more! :)

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  62. And now you get to sit back and remember making all those gorgeous blocks. They came together wonderfully! Even as a quilt top, this is one terrific piece of art history!

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  63. How beautiful- you should be so darn proud! I love the border & it's so nice to use something from stash.

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  64. Border print is gorgeous Lori. Congrats on finishing JT2.

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  65. Love the border fabric. This quilt is such a beauty, must be because of your fab piecing ;-)

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  66. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations on sticking with it.

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  67. It looks amazing Lori, well done to you.

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