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Thread: Simplest requests can turn nightmarish!

  1. #26
    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
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    Back home in Louisiana for now....where next?? who knows....
    I like prism's idea as well, good luck deciding and can't wait to see the finished piece

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

  2. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I would do a Carpenter's Star. It's easy when pieced using HSTs and has a lot of impact hanging on the wall. To make it the rectangle size make two stars 24" square.
    Attachment 386182

    A great pattern and a great idea. I'd do this one or the labyrinth star which is also nice and eye catching. Would make a great over-the-bed wall hanging, I think.

  3. #28
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    Lumby, British Columbia
    Why not do a paper pieced tulip block? If you google paper pieced tulips there are lots of patterns. The creams could be the background and perhaps also in a checker board border. Sorry i couldn't send a picture but not sure the procedure from an ipad.


  4. #29
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    Bosque County, Texas
    What are the other colors in the room? Lamp shades? flooring? drapery? Dominant color in pictures? favorite accessories? You might pick up another color for your wall hanging from one of these that is already in the room and use it. I like your idea of the bird on a branch and flower but I think I would consider making it a triptych with a common border around all three instead of three usual quilt blocks. For me, that style makes a better wall hanging as it doesn't look like you've hung a table runner on the wall. Another idea you might like is to have a flower vase in the middle with one flower and 2 branches. Each branch going in opposite sides to the edge of the wall hanging with your bird sitting on it. You still have the three seperate sections but the design has been incorporated into a whole. If the birds don't look correct proportionally, you can replace them with leaves or different flowers such as bird of paradise. Your background of cream will show everything off so elegantly.

  5. #30
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    Near La Grange, KY
    Quote Originally Posted by MartiMorga View Post
    What is a Prism99. Tried looking it up on line, nothing? Is there a picture of it?
    It's the writer's "user name," like yours is MartiMorga.

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    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
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    Live Oak, Texas
    I love your idea with the birds, that would be so pretty.

  7. #32
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    LaVista Nebraska
    I like the Carpenters Star as well. There is also the Star Spin Strata. I purchased the pattern and soon will look for my combo of colors to make as a wallhanging over our bed to coordinate with bedding. There are several pictures/articles on our board - names a bit different, but the same item.

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