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Thread: Bird of Paradise

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    Bird of Paradise

    Table runner, or perhaps wall hanging. The machine appliqué embroidery design is from Sweet Pea, out of Australia. The design also included a single filler leaf, which I did on a hot pink silk. I also used some specialty holographic metallic thread on the leaves and stems, it adds a little shimmer. The outline of the leaves is neon green. The birds of paradise include some leftover fabric from an orange peel quilt, it’s always good when leftovers get used. I also used neon orange thread on some of the flowers. I used batiks for all the leaves. The outside border is yellow/gold ombré which changed the look of the project immediately. It looks like it glows and makes the center pop. I love it when a project just goes together easily, who knew.
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    Yes! Yes! Yes! Bright, Beautiful & Fun! I love it
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    That is a fun project and looks pretty on your table. It looks like you had a good time putting it all together. Love how you can easily make their designs your own with a fabric change.

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    Love all the bright colors! It’s beautiful!

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    Wow that is a great table runner/wall hanging!!! Love Sweet Pea Designs!!!

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    Gorgeous!! I love the brights.

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    Beautiful table accent...you did a fantastic job and sounds like it was a fun project.
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    Beautiful work. Very colorful.

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    That is beautiful!
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    Very pretty!
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    That's gorgeous!!

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    Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the details in the threads you used.

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    Beautiful! This is art! Congratulations on having created this lovely piece.

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    now that is beautiful for sure! love it!!!
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    Love how you used threads; love S/P designs too. Beautiful.

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    Amazingly striking and perfection.
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    That is beautiful work. Love the colors.

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    Gorgeous! It’s so bright and cheerful!

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    That's just absolutely beautiful! I love the colors & designs.

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    This is so unconventional and cool! Well done.

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    Beautiful!

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    Nice of Bird of Paradise.
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    Your satin stitching is superb. Looks really good.

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    Love how bright and that it looks exactly like birds of paradise.

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