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Old 12-18-2015, 09:36 PM
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My sister appreciates religious works and I think I made something unique for her upcoming birthday. The fabrics started as a mish-mash from different places and people. The center is an Alexander Henry design, one of my favorites. The fabric looks like it was tea-dyed, giving it an antique look, it also has subtle gold accents. I did FMQ in a neutral thread and stippling. The next wine colored border is 1 1/2 inches of gold metallic, with a clamshell design, it was gifted to me with a batch of Asian fabrics. The last border was initially the most unlikely fabric. I bought it at a thrift store, in a generous bundle. It was rows of Egyptian looking fabric, with lilies and turquoise and elaborate designs. I was inspired and put the fabrics together. I also did something new, a mitered border. I found my angles were a little wavy at first. I took it in a little and starched and pressed it into submission. The borders were sewn using a walking foot and gold metallic thread. A couple of seams were a a scalloped design. It took a while to sew the borders, as the finished size is 21 x 92. The backing fabric is a creamy white/ivory with gold metallic shot through. I astonished myself with this one, I feel it was divine.

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Old 12-18-2015, 09:39 PM
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Magnificent --- your sister will be so overwhelmed by your work and thoughtfulness.

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Very nice table runner, she will love it.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:40 PM
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That's beautiful!

Reminds me of something you'd see in a Russian Orthodox church.
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:41 PM
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For a mish-mash of fabric they sure have come together well.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:11 PM
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A marvelous and thoughtful gift.
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Old 12-19-2015, 03:04 AM
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very nice job!!!
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Old 12-19-2015, 03:28 AM
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That's a very special piece!
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Old 12-19-2015, 04:37 AM
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I am always astounded by the creativity of quilters and that is beautiful. Thrift store fabric too!!
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nicely done... love the border fabrics... it looks Byzantine
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