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Thread: Purple Iris Wallhangings

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    Purple Iris Wallhangings

    Several years ago, I took a class on a stained glass wallhanging (Iris by Brenda Henning). I gave it to my mother. I loved it so much that I made one for myself. I used 1/4" fusible bias tape for the two of them. Recently, I decided that I needed a larger complementary wallhanging. I used Eleanor Burn's "Candy Cane Lane" pattern (made a Christmas lap quilt and a baby boy quilt w/that pattern) for the background. I then used the smaller iris in the original wallhanging and a butterfly out of another one of her books as appliques. I found the wonderful butterfly wing fabric at JoAnn's. I satin stitched around them. Quilted curlicues all over the body of the quilt. Used "Butterfly Dreams" pantograph to do the border. Not happy w/the curly corners, but overall, I'm pleased w/it. C&C variegated purple thread top and bobbin. The wings of the butterfly are quilted w/Sulky metallic holographic thread. I have 2 French Braid runners and French Braid Star that coordinate, not completed yet. That's another post, hopefully, soon. Thanks for looking,
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    I love iris and purple. That butterfly is so wonderful
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    Both are so pretty!!!
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    Iris are some of my favorite flowers. Very pretty.

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    Wow! Those are all great! Three of my favorites.....Iris, butterflies and purple!!

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    Very nice - such striking quilts. You did a good job.

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    Would love to make one or both of those for my daughter in law. Her favorite color is purple. At least it would hang on the wall and her four dogs would not chew on it.
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    nicely done
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    They are both gorgeous. Purple is my favorite color and I would hang both of them in my home if I had them. Love them! Thanks for sharing!
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    Beautiful. I love butterflies and purples.
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    very nice quilt

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    Beautiful wall hangings.

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    Wow! Really love them but esp. the second one with the butterfly....just gorgeous! I have some of the border fabric and haven't known what I'd do with it. These are just beautiful!!

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    Beautiful!

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    Very pretty! I'll have to put stained glass on my bucket list of things to learn/attempt!

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    A very pretty quilt. Love the iris. Your fabric choices are great.

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    Wow, those are beautiful! I love iris and butterflies. My iris are blooming right now. They are so perfect just like butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful projects. I especailly love the stained glass one! I have to make one for my friend who has devoted her bedroom to iris' and this would look fabulous on her wall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    Beautiful projects. I especailly love the stained glass one! I have to make one for my friend who has devoted her bedroom to iris' and this would look fabulous on her wall!
    Here's the link to her patterns
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    Love stained glass quilts. They are so pretty.

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    beauti ful

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    I love your Iris!
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    so beautiful, now I know what I can do with the purple I bought

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    Amazing job on both!
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    Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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