My Rio de Janeiro…for now

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I walked past a piece of batik and it reminded me of a place I hope to one day visit- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It had incredible depth of color and SUCH a huge range to play with <3

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The colors came together effortlessly- it was beautiful. I had nowhere in particular for this quilt to go…

Craig walked in, saw this pile and said Wow! That’s going to look amazing downstairs!! Off he went to work & off I went downstairs with the pile. It was like magic- he was right, it looked perfect down there and I now had a place for this beautiful quilt.

I chose the pattern “Morning Glory” by Jacqueline de Jonge. I knew I wanted it bigger so without a question the border from Karen K. Stone’s “New York Beauty” quilt would cap it all off.

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My pictures building this quilt out are hiding on me… so here you see the center done and planning out the outer borders.

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Mr. Mocha was curled up on the unfinished quilt one morning-so it’s “Mocha approved” lol

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Borders done, next comes the New York Beauty border : )

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This picture is a great reminder to NOT take pictures with my cell phone- not worth it… oh well, here is Karen’s gorgeous border going together- my absolute favorite of all borders! I did need to extend the ends to fit the new size.

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VERY happy with the results- now off to the quilter!!

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It turned out beautiful and now to finish the basement around it <3

Quilting by -The Country Loft

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