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Thread: Purple Iris Wallhangings

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    Purple Iris Wallhangings

    Several years ago, I took a class on a stained glass wallhanging (Iris by Brenda Henning). I gave it to my mother. I loved it so much that I made one for myself. I used 1/4" fusible bias tape for the two of them. Recently, I decided that I needed a larger complementary wallhanging. I used Eleanor Burn's "Candy Cane Lane" pattern (made a Christmas lap quilt and a baby boy quilt w/that pattern) for the background. I then used the smaller iris in the original wallhanging and a butterfly out of another one of her books as appliques. I found the wonderful butterfly wing fabric at JoAnn's. I satin stitched around them. Quilted curlicues all over the body of the quilt. Used "Butterfly Dreams" pantograph to do the border. Not happy w/the curly corners, but overall, I'm pleased w/it. C&C variegated purple thread top and bobbin. The wings of the butterfly are quilted w/Sulky metallic holographic thread. I have 2 French Braid runners and French Braid Star that coordinate, not completed yet. That's another post, hopefully, soon. Thanks for looking,
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    I love iris and purple. That butterfly is so wonderful
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    Both are so pretty!!!
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    Iris are some of my favorite flowers. Very pretty.

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    Wow! Those are all great! Three of my favorites.....Iris, butterflies and purple!!

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    Very nice - such striking quilts. You did a good job.

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    Would love to make one or both of those for my daughter in law. Her favorite color is purple. At least it would hang on the wall and her four dogs would not chew on it.
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    nicely done
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    They are both gorgeous. Purple is my favorite color and I would hang both of them in my home if I had them. Love them! Thanks for sharing!
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    Beautiful. I love butterflies and purples.
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