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Thread: Maybe I'll finish it for Fall

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    Yeah, next fall. :roll:

    Meant to have this wall hanging done to decorate the house this fall. It's just the top. I seem to do that, finish the top and then stop. I guess maybe it's because of my lack of quilting experience. I make a nice looking top and then don't want to mess it up or something.

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    I know the feeling. I have several top UFO's that I don't want to mess up with the wrong quilting so they are waiting for....???? I will get to them eventually! It looks lovely and you will finish it for next year, right?

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    Beetle, I was the same way for a LONG time. That is how I ended up with so many UFO's. One day I said to myself, "Self" you have got to finish some of these. I picked one out and just started hand stitching. The stitches were not small then, but they have gotten smaller over the last 3 years. Your wall hanging is much to pretty to stop there. I would make it much bigger. It is gorgeous.

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    That is really pretty. I so relate. I think I am also afraid to finish them up because i'm not happy with my quilting abilities and I don't want to pay to have it done.

    This will be really nice for next Fall.

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    Very nice! I'm in your same boat. By next Fall, you will have more practice under your belt.

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    It's lovely!!!

    Kyia

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    My favorite time of year. Lovely runner.

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    Wow, that is SO neat!!! Are those leaves appliqued on? I REALLY need to learn how to do that. :D

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone.
    @ Brazen, they are just appliqued with the fusible webbing. I haven't actually stitched them. I figured for a wall hanging I could get away with that. I really need to practice a blanket stitch and satin stitch. I took a quilting motif out of a magazine and traced it to make it the leaves. I'd make it bigger but ran out of the fabrics and I think it would look funny to add on with different fabric. As it is, it's pretty large/long.

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    Nice wall hanging beetle.

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