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Thread: FInally finished a UFO!

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    I was fortunate to travel to Honduras about 6 years ago and had the brilliant idea to make a wall hanging. I got my inspiration from a postcard and began collecting just the right fabrics for all the little pieces. Flash forward 6 years . . . we had Marcia Stein (marciastein.com) show us her photo quilt wall hangings last month at our quilt guild meeting and it lit a fire under me! After attending her workshop and getting some tips, I finally started putting my project together. I will probably never again do anything so detailed - every little shape is a piece fused down and most of them are top stitched. My favorite part of the process was using my free motion foot - I LOVED making the road look like cobble stones. Then I had to do the clouds, the trees, the houses, you get the picture!

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    my UFO finally finished!
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    I'm glad you finished this. It is just beautiful.

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    Beautiful work.

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    wow jaw on floor amazing! You are a natural and should try this again!

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    Beautiful work.

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    Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo
    I was fortunate to travel to Honduras about 6 years ago and had the brilliant idea to make a wall hanging. I got my inspiration from a postcard and began collecting just the right fabrics for all the little pieces. Flash forward 6 years . . . we had Marcia Stein (marciastein.com) show us her photo quilt wall hangings last month at our quilt guild meeting and it lit a fire under me! After attending her workshop and getting some tips, I finally started putting my project together. I will probably never again do anything so detailed - every little shape is a piece fused down and most of them are top stitched. My favorite part of the process was using my free motion foot - I LOVED making the road look like cobble stones. Then I had to do the clouds, the trees, the houses, you get the picture!
    WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You are amazing. I love this, you may have just inspired me. Never thought I'd be interested in artsie quilts, but now......

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    I love it!

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    Absolutely EXCELLENT!!! Great work!! Love your FMQ! And the fabrics you chose!!

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    Just beautiful. Now you have a lovely keepsake from your trip. The first one is always the hardest so you should try another one.

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    Beautiful quilt!!!

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    Holy Moly! That is fantastic.

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    You should pat yourself on the back for a wall-hanging that is well done. I hope you put it in a place that everyone can see your talent. I really like it. thanks for sharing the photos with us.

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    Wow! Stunning...

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    Awsome job

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    Very impressive! It looks like a lot of work, and you did such a great job.

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    Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous. What a treasure you have created. It is awesome and your workmanship is incredible. Thank you for sharing.

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    This is amazing. You are extremely talented.

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    Just Beautiful. Wow

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    wow! stunning wall hanging. great work.

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    I'm left in awe by art quilts!! You did a magnificent job. The colors, art work and quilting are inspirational. Some day I hope to do one. Thanks for sharing.

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    Absolutely beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    This is amazing. You are extremely talented.
    Well, I didn't "free hand" it. I enlarged a postcard on an overhead projector onto white butcher paper. I then transferred the shapes by tracing them onto plain paper, and used the tracings as my patterns. It was a long process, but pretty fun to see it "come alive".

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    Beautiful detail! You should be very proud.

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    WOW you did a wonderful job on this your detail is amazing and love your quilting.

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