Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Under The Big Top

I only needed to put a simple border on this but I've been busy enjoying summer.
I am thrilled to get it on though. I had two choices and the floral was a little unpredictable so that's the one I decided to go with.
There is nothing predictable about this quilt. Just a lot of fun! (and half square triangles!)
Here's a close up of the border floral. I'm thinking about an all over machine quilting pattern. The pattern is the show in this quilt.

January 2010 several of us starting swapping hst in 2 sizes for this quilt. Good things cannot be rushed. 

54 comments:

  1. Wow! Your quilt top looks fabulous, love the colours and the border fabric is gorgeous.

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  2. I love it! All those half square triangles are so striking.

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  3. That border really makes your quilt! Well done!!! LOVE THE COLORS!!!

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  4. What an absolutely fun, fun, fun quilt! One that tigger would love!! LOL do you mind if I copy the photo for my files? This is another that I would like to make some day!! What a great scrap quilt and I've got a box full of scraps!

    Blessings

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  5. Great quilt Lori! Makes me want to rush to my scraps and start cutting. Perfect border fabric.

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  6. wow! lots of hsts and lots to look at.

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  7. Love this top, just you and scrappy in a very intriguing way. Love from Paris

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  8. STUNNING!! I L*O*V*E it!!! The border is perfect!
    P

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  9. Oh yeah this is so cool........have a pattern?
    Next time you have a sew along maybe a fabric exchange can
    go along with it :0)...after all I am nearly finished with
    the last one ! This turned so great, congratulations on another
    finish.

    Happy Sewing

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  10. Lori it is beautiful. Congratulations.

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  11. I LOVE this quilt!! On my bucket list.

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  12. What a great top!! I love the red floral border! There can never be too many hst's :0)

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  13. Love that border fabric - BUT - the quilt is GREAT! I'm thinking you do not sleep a lot....

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  14. Great quilt Lori . The whole quilt is great and the border finishes it off beautifully .

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  15. This quilt is fabulous. I love all the different fabrics, especially the yellow. It makes everything sing. And the border fabric is perfect. A great accomplishment!

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  16. Wonderful quilt!!! I love the colors.

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  17. I love it, beautiful quilt and the fabrics are so fun for summer.

    Debbie

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  18. One of the happiest quilts I've ever seen! LOVE IT!

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  19. muy divertido!!!!!! unos colores alegres
    el borde final muy guapo
    me gusta
    saludos

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  20. The border looks great! I love the riot of color in this quilt. It is just so much fun to look at. It sure will be a burst of happy during the colder months when the sun doesn't visit as often.

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  21. I love this quilt. It is a visual feast.:) Great border too.

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  22. A stunning quilt, very colourful the border is gorgeous!

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  23. It's fantastic! I remember you sewing the blocks! The border is a perfect choice!

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  24. That border is the perfect choice! Unpredictable it good and this quilt sparkles. The close up is fun to see the CW fabrics, some I have and more that I want! I agree, an all over is a good choice. The quilt speaks for itself :0)

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  25. You didn't go wrong with your border fabric choice. Perfect.

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  26. Incredible, beautiful, lovely, stunning, perfect, etc. I think you get the idea. :-)

    The floral border was the perfect choice.

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  27. Great idea swapping the HSTs! Great quilt!

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  28. Wow it is glorious Lori - a real happy one! Nice border fabric too - and a perfect header. Thanks for sharing :)
    Hilda

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  29. Oh I love the border you choose. It is perfect. You have us hooked, I think we start exchanging half square triangles in January. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Deb

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  30. WOW!! It looks FABULOUS, Lori!! All those HST's EEEK!! So bright & cheerful, aptly named, reminds me of going to the circus when i was a tiny tot lol!!
    I look forward to seeing it quilted, it's going to look stunning :))) cheers...Marian

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  31. love what you chose for the border and why~!
    a really fun quilt.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  32. It Looks fantastic Lori, it makes me want to go play with hst's. The border is wonderful too.

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  33. It is absolutely gorgeous and I love the border fabric! No, you can't rush some things.

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  34. What a spectaculer quilt you have made!! The border fabric is wonderful.
    Can't wait to see how it looks when it's quilted.

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  35. What a great quilt! A lot of HSTs for sure, an exchange makes it even more fun. Love the border fabric...I think I own a few yards of that one too!

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  36. wow, i love it....really really spectacular!

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  37. This quilt is absolutely magnificent!!! All the color and movement does bring to mind a circus. Yes! Magnificent!!

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  38. I love your wonderful quilt. Love all the color and the border is great.

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  39. Great quilt, love it.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  40. Great pattern, great top and I do love the border fabric.

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  41. I Love it. I wish I had taken part in the swap! :-) That is a gorgeous quilt and I love the border fabric.

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  42. I love it! is there a pattern???

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  43. Fabulous quilt! Congratulations!!

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  44. It's just drop dead gorgeous, Lori -- absolutely stunning. Love the border fabric you chose.

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  45. Wow, lovely! The red border is perfect. I have some of that great green fabric you used for the narrower inner border - love it! What a perfect finish!

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  46. You made the quilt your header picture. Good. I can look at it often. Fine wine and scrappy quilts take time.

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