Tropical Circus

I’ve been away too long!  But I’m still quilting like crazy, and in case you’re interested, here’s some of what I’ve been up to:

Tropical Circus full mark

Tropical Circus  is an original design, made by starting with the border fabric for color inspiration.  I wanted to do a quilt that was all applique, using a turned-edge machine applique method, and this is what resulted from my design work.  It has been entered in 3 shows.  In 2016, it won a 2nd place at Minnesota Quilters and a 1st place at Wisconsin Quilt Expo, and was juried into Paducah for 2017.  It will now be happily retired at my home!

The curved border is a little challenging, but I did it before on my Swish & Swirl quilt (2006).  I tried to improve my quilting, and am happy with how it turned out.  Here is a close-up view:

Tropical Circus closeup mark

I entered it into Houston for 2017, but it was rejected.  I’ll have to work on improving my methods to get in at future shows!!  In the meantime, I’ve been working on more challenging quilts that I will be sharing in the future.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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One Response to Tropical Circus

  1. Susan S says:

    your quilt is gorgeous, quilting superb. Maybe a colored background – mottled green? or even a dark green to make the other colors pop.

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