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Date: 2/21/13 11:39 PM

One of my fiesta collector friends wanted a 70 inch round exploded clown for her table.

I made it -

I love it.

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Date: 2/21/13 11:46 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Very Fiesta like.

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Date: 2/21/13 11:49 PM

I did enough SITD to tack the top to the back. There is a batting. I really want to quilt like crazy circles everywhere.

I showed the person what I could do and she was enthusiastic about what I showed her but, Im a little afraid -- I dont want to it be too much. But, I think it would be really cool. Its hard to know. I think Ill do it.

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Date: 2/22/13 0:59 AM

It is stunning, PM. Did you plan this out on paper first? Just wondering .... all the different size blocks and patterns and colors...so cool! I am she will love it! Like the name too!

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Date: 2/22/13 5:50 AM

Portland, you're going to have to tell us the secret to getting more than 24 hours in a day. That's the only explanation for the amount of quilts you can whip up. :-D
Love the fiesta cover!

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Date: 2/22/13 7:34 AM

That is fantastic! Love how colorful it is! Did you make the striped and checked fabric and then piece together? Trust your gut with the finish work--circles would be great and would reflect the circles in the Fiesta Ware.

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Date: 2/22/13 8:31 AM

I love myself a bright, free from quilt. That is for sure.

I did piece all of the segments. The stripes, checkers, and grids.

No pre planning or mapping for me. I just bought the fabrics, cut a 70 inch circle out of some fabric and started to make segments. I pieced them together as I went along covering the backing fabric. When it was all covered I did something I had never done b-4.

I used spray baste to baste the batting onto the back and cut away the extra batting - then pinned the top to the back an batting.

I super love it.

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Date: 2/22/13 9:10 AM

That is awesome!

I agree with Kensington, go with your instincts on the quilting because yours is always spot-on!

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Date: 2/22/13 8:59 PM

I love it too. I love the colors, and I like all of the different stripes, and how you used them. And I just love, love the purple and lime mirrored pieces. Your friend will have a talking point every time she brings it out.

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Date: 2/22/13 10:00 PM

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Portland, you're going to have to tell us the secret to getting more than 24 hours in a day. That's the only explanation for the amount of quilts you can whip up. :-D

Love the fiesta cover!

Me too!!! I don't have enough 24 hours in my DAY!!

LOVE love this! Yes, agree with everyone Portland -- Do what YOU do best -- Circle quilt it and it will stun her. Go with your gut - you are always right.

Beautiful - and I'm happy to hear you tried Spray basting! I hope you found it saves you time and energy

:-Debbie
-- Edited on 2/22/13 10:01 PM --

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