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Thread: Boy did it make my fingers hurt stitching all those beads on!!

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    Here it is!! - my Clematis art quilt!! I have made for my mum back in the U.K. for her birthday in June, hope she likes it!! - Oh hope you all do too!!

    You can see the '3D' effects in this picture
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    close up of the detail, see the butterfly made out of angelina fibres, it really sparkles!!
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    Full view of Clematis wallhanging
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    Beautiful! Great Job.

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    You Mother is really going to love it! I think I better start on something for my mom for MOthers Day

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    Beautiful! Great job!
    Did you hand quilt it?

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    No Tirnhi, this was my first attempt at free motion on all the background areas and border - can't you tell!! - I cheated doing the echo quilting and used my open-toed foot lol!!

    I chose the same colour thread to quilt and the backing fabric has a mosaic type pattern outlined with gold, the picture really doesn't do the fabrics any justice, they are VERY vibrant!!

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    Very pretty....good job........sure your mother will love it :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    No Tirnhi, this was my first attempt at free motion on all the background areas and border - can't you tell!! - I cheated doing the echo quilting and used my open-toed foot lol!!

    I chose the same colour thread to quilt and the backing fabric has a mosaic type pattern outlined with gold, the picture really doesn't do the fabrics any justice, they are VERY vibrant!!
    Well, I don't care how you did it...it looks great!
    I was just wondering on the quilting aspect.

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    Thanks Tirnhi, I am pleased with it and I AM my own worst critic lol!!

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    Beautiful work! Your mum will love it I'm sure.
    If she doesn't, I'll take it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Thanks Tirnhi, I am pleased with it and I AM my own worst critic lol!!
    Aren't we all!
    I'm debating on taking apart the heart quilt I made. I was looking at it...closely...and found some LARGE stitches in it that I really don't like. I didn't notice it before. Plus, I found some seams that really didn't match. Don't know how I missed that. But, it's on the last border, so that could be the reason. Thinking of taking that entire border off and putting on a red border that is one of the fabrics of the red in the heart.
    I dunno. The more I look at the quilt, the more unhappy I am with it.
    I now have until mid June to get it done, so I do have the time. They moved the date of the auction because the place they are having it at cancelled the date on them. Something about they need some maintenance done and this is the only time they can have it done. Good thing flyers weren't sent out yet, huh?

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    Oh Terry, I am so sure that it is just yourself being over critical it looked fabulous to me, and as EVERYBODY tells you, once its quilted those minor glitches just disappear within the total effect!!

    BUT saying that.....I know what I would be like, and if you really aren't happy with it.....then get froggin girl!! The sooner you make a decision the better, then you can move forward with it!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Oh Terry, I am so sure that it is just yourself being over critical it looked fabulous to me, and as EVERYBODY tells you, once its quilted those minor glitches just disappear within the total effect!!

    BUT saying that.....I know what I would be like, and if you really aren't happy with it.....then get froggin girl!! The sooner you make a decision the better, then you can move forward with it!! :D
    I know...I just don't know what I'm going to do.
    Still in that sewing funk. Went in my room today and did some paper piecing squares. Trying to figure out what I'm going to do for the center square for this Round Robin. Nothing is striking my fancy and I need to get my butt in gear and get one done!

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    I DO know where you are coming from, if you ain't in the right frame of mind....as us northern u.k. girls say.....nowt happens!!

    Maybe have a change, go watch a movie or something completely different, then come back to it and see it afresh.
    You will get your inspiration soon I am sure!! :D

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    Gorgeous, Izy! A masterpiece!

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    What a wonderful daughter you are. Your Mom will love it.

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    Wow is that pretty!!!

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    Gorgeous Izy! Your mum is going to love it!

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    Beautiful! What a great gift for your mom!

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    A real Dazzler. Oh yes bead work can make your fingers REAL sore.

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    so beautiful. i know your mom will love it.

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    Thats beautiful Izy....you're so clever! (clematis is my favourite garden plant)!

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    Wooooweeeeeee....... what a work of art!!!!! Here is a 'home' remedy for you.... remember the action photo of you drinking that icy cold wine spritzer while gazing at the flamenco dancers? Well, go wrap your achy fingers around a spritzer and they will feel better soon :):):)

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    Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! I'll bet your fingers hurt, but what a work of love! Your mum will probably cry!!

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    Fabulous job? Mum is going to love it, I'm sure! How could she not?

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    This is great. I really like it.

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