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Thread: applique wall hanging!

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    applique wall hanging!

    This is my latest creation, inspired by a free pattern call 'Cattails' on the Michael Miller site some time ago. I scaled down the pattern and played around with the design as the original was around 50", this is 29" x 26". It's made all from scraps and stash and I plucked up courage to get more adventurous and free motioned dragonflies, reeds and bullrushes on my Janome 9000....(just don't look too close at my stitching! :O). I added beads which just finished it off I feel!

    It will be raffled on Wednesday to try and raise much needed funds for BreatheEasy, the support group of The British Lung Foundation, as my partner John is the Chairman of the local branch.
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    It's quarter to me time!!

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting! I hope it raises lots of money for you

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    very nice

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    It a very creative masterpiece. Your embellishments really do put just the right finishing touch to it.

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    Thanks for the lovely compliments, I have only done two projects in over twelve months and you know 'they' say to practice free motion a bit every day to improve your skills.. well I just went for it and of course it shows in the inconsistency of my stitch lengths LOL..oh well!
    It's quarter to me time!!

    Izy

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    Love love this wall hanging . All the extras you did made this spectacular.

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    Lovely wall hanging with beautiful detail and quilting!
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    That is lovely and I am very impressed with the quilting. Good thing I cannot bid on it!
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    You made a beautiful wall hanging and I hope it brings lots of money for a great cause! I love the embellishing you did ~ great finishing touches!

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    a lovely piece.
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    nicely done... great embellishments
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    I love your wall hanging, it is beautiful. Your work is so good, Someone is going to be very lucky to own it.

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    Beautiful! I love the clean, simple design, the cattail/reed quilting, and the beads really set it off.
    This fabric would be just perfect for a....

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    Thank you all so much, I am my own worst critic and worry about it being on public display rather than for a family member or friend :0
    It's quarter to me time!!

    Izy

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    Classy and beautifully crafted! It's a winner!
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    I'm in love with it!!! Fantastic job, sure wish I would have gotten that free pattern.
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    Lovely quilt! Well chosen fabrics too! I am a dragonfly fan and as a kid, use to collect cattails all the time and bring them in the house. But of course they always ended up going to seed. Mom was not happy about that! Your quilt is fantastic and I'll bet it brings in a good amount of money for a great cause.

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    Very pretty and very detailed. I love the beads and dragonfly.

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    That is lovely.

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    Best of luck raising funds
    You did a lovely job...

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    Thanks again everyone!!!
    It's quarter to me time!!

    Izy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedarvalleyquilts View Post
    Beautiful quilt and quilting! I hope it raises lots of money for you

    Christine
    Me too !!!!!
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    I love it! Especially the beads on the cattails that give them so much dimension! Great job!

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    OH, I love it! you did a wonderful job! and the quilting looks good too- I really love the dragonflies! the whole thing is wonderful.
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    You did wonderful work on this wallhanging. It is awesome. I am sure it will bring many $$ for such a good cause.

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