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Thread: Shark Ray Alley Belize quilt finished

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    Shark Ray Alley Belize quilt finished

    If you've ever been to Ambergris Caye Belize, you may have heard of Shark Ray Alley. I went snorkeling there, and though I didn't see a whale shark on that trip, I did see lots of nurse sharks, rays, and huge tortoises gliding through the water. I made this hanging for our beach house because I wanted something on the wall that no one else would have on theirs. It doesn't hang completely straight - my first wall hanging - but in this case, I think it kind of works since the waves as it hangs kind of go with the waves quilted in it.
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    Jenel Looney
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    I remember when you posted in process pics of this. It looks great. If you want it to hang a bit straighter you can sew triangle pockets in the two lower corners and insert a dowel into them to kind of stretch it taut. The weight of the dowel will also help it hang straighter. You did a beautiful job on this.
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    Beautiful. What a wonderful reminder of a great experience!
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    very nicely done. i snorkeled close enough to reach out a touch a nurse shark once
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    very nicely done. i snorkeled close enough to reach out a touch a nurse shark once
    Despite the fact that the place was called "Shark Ray Alley," the sharks were a surprise to me. LOL
    Jenel Looney
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    That's beautiful, and it works well with the pillows.

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    Beautiful! That is so cool! It's perfect in the room with the white quilt and those pillows. What a great idea.

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    Looks perfect to me!!!!!

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    Awesome job!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    I love it! You did a nice job and what a great remembrance of your trip. If you want it to lie a little flatter, here is my trick. I always staple my quilts to the wall. The staples leave the tiniest of holes and I can staple each corner to help it lie flatter.

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