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Thread: Paper Pieced Irises - need ideas for finish

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    Paper Pieced Irises - need ideas for finish

    I made these irises a long time ago and have never done anything with them. They are really small. One is 3x4 and one is 4x4. I need ideas for finishes. I thought about small bags, but you guys have such great ideas, I wanted to ask if anyone has any other thoughts. Thanks for your help!
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    Mug rugs, pin cushions, sampler quilt?

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    i'd find some other flowers to PP and make a garden
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    I would put both in a wallhanging, one on top of the other.

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    They are pretty!

    I would use them for outside pockets on a bag or tote.

    Or maybe a mug rug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa View Post
    I would put both in a wallhanging, one on top of the other.
    That was my 1st thought. I'm a flower person. I have a book called Fantasy Flowers that has PP flowers if I rember correctly.

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    Put them on a bag or cover for your Ipad it laptop? How about a thread catcher at your sewing machine or a sewing machine cover accent? How about finishing one for a little wall hanging for the bathroom?

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    I put left over blocks on the backs of quilts or use as labels.

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    I would try shadow box , It would make a pretty wall hanging & your Irises would look like they are floating.
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    This was my first pp pattern I took in a class. I only made one! This pic is several years old but shows the borders.

    Got fabric?

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    Beautiful, irises are my favorite. Whatever you do with them will be lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    Mug rugs, pin cushions, sampler quilt?
    These sound like good ideas. Pot holders too!
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    Personally, I think they're way too pretty for a label or bag, etc. How about adding some sashing rows of HST's or something like that and make a wallhanging??

    Very pretty!

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    Thanks for the great ideas. Now I have to decide!!

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    How about a six inch bell pull style wall hanging. Put a couple pieced blocks above , a plain background square between and a couple pieced blocks below. Use colors from the irises.

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    so sweet, need to make these

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    I'd put these in a vest. I've used Carol Doak's vest books, and love doing them.

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