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Thread: Mistakes I Made on my Cliffs in Ireland Wallhanging

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    Mistakes I Made on my Cliffs in Ireland Wallhanging

    Here is my finished wall hanging. My first attempt was quite a learning experience. I want to share my mistakes with you in order to help someone else and, hopefully, they won't make the same mistakes that I did.

    1. I didn't make my outside border large enough. That made it very difficult to square it up. (I really should have known better. (

    2. I didn't make my casing (to hold rod) deep enough. I believe I made this mistake because I worked on the last parts of this wall hanging when I was much too tired and didn't think things through. I believe it will be okay but not the way I intended for it to be.

    My last effort on this wall hanging was to put some petals on the yellow flowers that were not attached so that there is a 3-dimensional look to them. I liked the way they turned out.

    Hope this helps others who try this. I know that I will be doing more of these. Loved the process. Yolanda Wood River

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    It turned out beautiful!!

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    It's beautiful!

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    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Lovely, just wonderful!

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    Very pretty quilt. Poo on the mistakes!
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    it is very beautiful, none the less!

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    This is gorgeous!
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    What mistakes? It is just beautiful, I love it.

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    That is very pretty! Your mistakes (and we'd never know they were mistakes if you hadn't told us) taught you what to do for the next one.

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    I think it is wonderful. We always judge our own work too harshly. Just stand back and admire the beautiful scene like we do. You did a great job.

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    If this is your first attempt, I think you did a fantastic job. It's beautiful and you should be very proud of it!

    I've found it's true that most of us are overly critical of our own work, for some reason expecting something more than we end up with. I'm learning to step back and look from a slight distance and find that what I deem to be mistakes are simply not the perfection I demand of myself, yet nobody notices it but me.
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    Wow !! its beauitful.......fantastic

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    Your wall hanging is really beautiful. I have never tried anything like that. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is so very pretty, you did a good job and I believe that not only is every quilt a work of art but that every quilt is a learning quilt as we grow in our knowledge of do's and dont's with each one. I just love your flowers. The red ones remind me of Indian paintbrush flowers.

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    That's gorgeous! The colors are wonderful, and I love your border fabric.

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    It is beautiful, what mistakes?????????

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    That is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    Thank you to all of you for your very kind and wonderful comments. You are the best! Merry Christmas to all and may all your Christmas dreams come true. Yolanda Wood River

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    Yolanda, your wall hanging is just lovely. When I look at it, I am seeing a peaceful seaside landscape. Yes, we are way too critical of ourselves. Sometimes, when I am not too happy with my FMQ, I am often surprised how good it looks once I take it off the frame. I learn from every quilt I make. Every quilt is a rehearsal for the next one, smile.

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    There are no quilt police - your work is just beautiful!

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    Your piece is lovely but I had to chuckle at your first comment.
    The pieces shrink as they get quilted and always end up smaller than they started.
    I make a point of starting with my background at least 2 inches oversized all around. When it's finished I have the option of cutting off the excess or covering with the framing.
    Hard lesson to learn.
    You piece is very moving. I can almost hear the surf.
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    That is unbelievable!! I wish I had the talent and guts to attempt something like that!

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    Wonderful Quilt! We all live and learn, life would be so boring if we were perfect!
    Believe, it can be done!

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    The quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I see no mistakes. My only addition - if I may make one like yours - is adding my two youngest sons standing on the cliffs.

    I love your quilt.
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