Thursday, February 28, 2013

Under the Big Top

 Here is an older project that I revived when I went to Ohio. I'm not sure what exactly I got done, but I got some added to the 6 smaller blocks. I call this Under the Big Top because of the crazy fun red and white stripe.
 This is the original as seen  at a quilt show a couple of years ago. Several of us did a swap of various hst sizes, so we've got plenty.
 This is what that fun stripe reminds me of and where I got the quilt name.
Look at this? It sort of fits in with the lovely striped border. I WON it!  Look at that amazing redwork! Thank you Jean at Quilt Awhile for your thoughtfulness!


If I do not hear from Debra- My Patchwork Palace soon, I'll be drawing another name for the wool prize. I want to give her plenty of time if she is sick or away.

38 comments:

  1. What a fun quilt and such an appropriate name.

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  2. Your big top quilt is so great, Lori! Just love it!

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  3. Ooooh I love Under the Big Top. Hugs

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  4. I love Under the Big Top! It is fabulous. The redwork is also beautiful.

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  5. wow, all those tiny triangles take my breath away!

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  6. Busy, busy blocks, and I love 'em! All those HST would give me pause--such a challenge--but just look at the lovely result.
    Every quilt, large or small, deserves a name, and Under the Big Top is a great one for this beauty.

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  7. Love that stripe, and great blocks - this one is going to be a very happy quilt! Great win too. And, if you don't hear from Debra, I would be happy to send you my address!

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  8. Fun name! The old quilt is a great inspiration. I like your version better - happier and brighter. You are making quick progress.

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  9. Under the Big Top is so bright and cheerful! What a fun project!

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  10. Oh my goodness, Lori, it's wonderful and the name is perfect.

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  11. What a fun name for a quilt especially with swapping HST's. It's very cheery.

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  12. Such a cheerful quilt, Lori! Wonderful.

    Carolyn :)

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  13. That is a serious boatload of HSTs in that quilt, Lori! What brave souls to embark on such a project. I would probably just look at it and tremble in fear. It is awe inspiring!
    I guess I have never been to a circus under a striped tent--very fun name inspiration. The striped fabric makes me think of the round peppermint candies wrapped in cellophane.

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  14. What a fun quilt this is going to be!

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  15. Love it :0)
    Was that an old quilt at the show that inspired you?

    Happy Sewing

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  16. That is a fun quilt, love all the colors and design.
    I enjoy making things for others that like the brighter styles, so many fun fabrics to work with.

    Debbie

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  17. Wow, I love that quilt! Great name too.

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  18. Swapping 1/2 sq's is the perfect way to get a jump on something like this. At first I thought, Blind Mans Fancy in brighter colors, Oh how I love this quilt, it's going to be amazing, like all your other work!

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  19. I thought you had finished this quilt quite some time ago. I remember so liking the design and the colors. So very scrappy. You sure got a lot of sewing done while you were in Ohio.

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  20. LUUUU-VVVV this top Lori!!! Sorta Gwen & Freddy-ish!

    HST's are our friend.

    Great mini red/white too, such a nice gesture!

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  21. Fun quilt! Look at all those triangles!

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  22. Oh Lori - what a fabulous project! I've had it in my mind to do something like this for quite some while - just can't start another project yet. Swapping is such a great and fun way to get lots of varied triangles - perfect for this quilt. I'm so glad you revived this UFO, it will be so much fun watching it come together.

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  23. I am so glad you are working on this quilt again, its so amazing and such a fun quilt!
    good luck!
    Kathie

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  24. What a great project! The red stiped fabric is wonderful. I love how scrappy it is :0)

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  25. You can almost hear he sound of the calliope when you look at your quilt. It's so cheerful. What a fun swap project!

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  26. Glad to see you working on this project again. What a fun one! Makes me want to rush to my sewing room and start one myself, but I am on a strict finishing jag which hopefully will last long enough for me cross off lots from my UFO list. I'll enjoy watching your progress with the big top.

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  27. Hi Lori love the blocks you've made so far very bright and happy. I did email you last night so I hope you have received it. Not the right time to be behind in checking my emails!
    Debra.

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  28. I have quilt envy right now, your blocks are awesome!

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  29. congrats on your win of the sweet red work quilt~!

    it's always fun to see photos of this quilt and the progress that you are making with it. there is so much for the eye to study in this one and i just love looking at it.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  30. Your name is perfect for those fun blocks.
    Is that blind mans fancy?
    Love it lori!
    congrats on your win

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  31. Love those HST blocks, they look so interesting and the quilt that has inspired them is amazing, very colourful!!! Love the little red stitchery quilt too, very cute!!!

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  32. Wow! Another big HST quilt! It's so bright and fun looking!

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  33. Those blocks are so cool. I love all the HSTs. And the fun red stripes. Under the Big Top is a great name for that quilt. And you are finishing a UFO

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  34. Happy looking blocks indeed. You're right they do look circus-y!

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  35. Wonderful amazing folk art quilt. Very special, I just love it. Did you make a pattern for it? Might you post it someday? [how did you figure out the increments of the halfsquares? I realize the sashings help?]

    Is it okay if I add it to my Someday/To Make list? Thank you so much for sharing this beauty. It makes me smille!

    lizzy

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  36. Love this quilt - so colourful and happy!!

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