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Thread: Blue Heron wall hanging finished!

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    Senior Member tebill's Avatar
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    Blue Heron wall hanging finished!

    Our son and future daughter-in-law have moved to an island where there are many blue herons. As they are buying their first home together, I thought this wall hanging would make a lovely House Warming gift. The picture doesn't do it justice - the colours are so beautiful. It's a Toni Whitney pattern. Thanks for looking!
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    Gorgeous!!!

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    Can't believe it.

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    Agree - gorgeous!

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    Ditto! If they don't like it, you can sent it to me!

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    Totally awesome! You did a wonderful job on this and they will love it!!

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    Wow, great job!

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    Gorgeous!!!

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    Words can't do it justice either.............WOW!!!!

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    What a stunning wall hanging!

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    You did a beautiful job.

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    Excellent! They will treasure it.

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    You did an outstandingly wonderful job with the wallhanging. They will treasure it. I want to immediately buy a kit for our home. We live on a lake in Minnesota with many blue herons too. Thank you for posting your amazing art.

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    Stunning! Perfect house warming gift.

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    It is beautiful! What a piece of art.

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    Oh my!! How beautiful!
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    Gorgeous heron!! I now remember that I have a kit tucked away someplace. Oh yeah!
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    I have the same kit and was breezing along until I hit the section in the directions where it said to stitch along the edges of the feathers and then proceed. I have fairly good piecing skills but sewing with a machine along the edge of the fusible parts is really not a skill set I am comfortable attempting. Please tell me you built the entire project and then quilted it? I would like my heron to look somewhat like your masterful version and if i am forced to do it...I might as well quit now!

    P.S. This is my first fusible web project and any tip or techniques you can offer in the way of an aid...will be greatly appreciated.
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    WOW that is just spectacular.

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    Truly a beautiful wall hanging. I think you chose a wonderful designer to use for your work of art. Your work looks so perfectly done.

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    [QUOTE=Basketman;7292228]I have the same kit and was breezing along until I hit the section in the directions where it said to stitch along the edges of the feathers and then proceed. I have fairly good piecing skills but sewing with a machine along the edge of the fusible parts is really not a skill set I am comfortable attempting. Please tell me you built the entire project and then quilted it?

    I did built the entire project before quilting it - other than the beak and the very end tail feathers which needed their own backing so that they could stick out over the edge a bit. I found it difficult to neatly go around all the edges and ended up doing straight stitching but in conjunction with my reverse button! It was so much easier to stitch all those feather points etc. that way! Up close it's not beautiful stitching but with the two foot rule or whatever it looks much nicer. I took lots of breaks to work on a baby quilt for our son & his partner - variety kept me sane throughout this little hanging! Have fun with it! Having the pieces fusible would make the hanging much easier so stick it together and go for it!

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    abosutley gorgeous!!!
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    Stunning and gorgeous. I am sure they will treasure this quilt.
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    OMGOODNESS! This is stunning! Your work is wonderful.

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