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Old 08-20-2008, 04:41 AM
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what if you put it on a square or rectangle backing the same as the fabric in between the circles?
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:05 PM
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That is the way the orginal pattern is. I'm wanting it to look more like something "floating on the wall" than a solid shape. Does that make sense? I may not be able to achive my vision but I'll try. Once I get a better ideal of the size and shape I'm hoping I can use the ideal someone had about right sides together and turning.
I started the process of paper piecing, I'm a little dissapointed with my choice of fabrics, they look good together as full fabrics. I think it will get better as I go along. I was looking for something like a semi-transparent look but that's not what I'm getting, its more like a patchwork but instead of squares its, spikes and circles. I've put too much money and time to let it become a UFO. Not going to happen. I'm attaching the beginning of the circles.
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:57 PM
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It may not look like what you had in mind, but hey are still very very pretty. You are doing a great job....

Keep going...

cant wait to see it all done
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:46 PM
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I like the idea of sewing a backing & flipping it to the right side. I've made a hexagon shape wallhanging and once I had it quilted...I decided I wanted it to hang firmly. I cut the same shape out of cardboard lay it onto the back of the wallhanging and then took another piece of fabric, laid it over this, turned the edge in " and hand slip stitched it to the back of the wallhanging, I really like the way it hangs. I know it would be a little more complicated with your shape, but I think it is do-able.
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:45 AM
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iT IS A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN FOR THE QUILT AND WALLHANGING. YOU NEED TO CONSIDER HOW THE WALL HANGING WILL 'HANG' WITHOUT RIPPLING.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ROUNDING THE BACKGROUND SO THE PIECE WILL STAND OUT? OR MAKING BORDERS IN A DEEP BLUE, IF THOSE ARE THE COLORS YOU USE. OR JUST TAKE ONE OR A FEW OF THE ARCS TO MAKE YOUR DESIGN.
MANY IDEAS.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:06 AM
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You could just go with the center circle and the 4 corners, then add what you want to make it the size you want.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:35 PM
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I know this is in the wrong topic but it orginated here and I don't know how to move it to pictures. I wanted to show what I thought was ugly and how it is turning into something I will be proud of. I needed all the posts to make the point that first impressions always need a second chance whether it be people, projects, etc. I have really enjoyed working on this, hope to have it finished the first part of next year. I only work on it vacation days and weekends. Like most I have to work a full time job to earn money for my habits which include quiting and eating.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:43 PM
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I think it will be beautiful any way you make it.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:44 PM
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That is looking sooooo good.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:48 PM
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Wow..that is really looking great! I always have to wait for the fabrics to "marry" so to speak. Usually the more you have done, the better they look and it is certainly true here!
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