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Thread: stained glass hummingbird wallhanging...updated

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    After my grandpa passed away in May I decided to make wallhangings for each of his children and grandchildren out of his clothes. This is the first one that I am making, and I think it is turning out nice. Only 6 more hummingbirds, and two eagles to go. This is also the first stained glass quilt that I have made, and it is really easy so far.

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    This is great. You have done such a nice job.

    How are these assembled? You have such a nice point on the hummingbird beak.


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    That's so pretty. I can't believe it's your first effort at stained glass. You're doing an excellent job.

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    What a wonderful idea for remembering a loved one. Great job!

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    That is absolutely fantastic! You are doing such a wonderful job! What a nice thing of you to do and what a treasure for those who receive them!

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    That's a very thoughtful gift to pass along. I've never used mixed fabrics when doing the stained glass, have you got wools, polys, cottons all in there? Are you making your own bias or is is premade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchergirl01
    This is the first one that I am making, and I think it is turning out nice.
    Oh no, that's not 'nice'....that's absolutely exquisite!!!!! Whatever you used for the wings, B-E-A-T-I-F-U-L! The texture it has makes it look like feathers. WOW! Your so good to make these for your family. They will remember both of you when they look at it.

    Can I ask where you got the pattern? My sister loves hummingbirds.

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    Wow, very nice. They will have such meaning for everyone being made out of his clothes. Great Job!!! :)

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    What a wonderful idea!! Your wallhanging turned out beautiful! Stain glass is alot of fun to do. Have have done a few pieces now and enjoy them very much!

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    WOW!! That is beautiful! You are doing a great job - and as the others have said, your family will remember you both when they look at them. :D

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    What a wonderful rememberance of your grandpa. The hummingbird is stunning!

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    This is beautiful....Congartulation...Fresh and sweet...enjoy!! :lol:

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    Beautiful!!

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    That is gorgeous! I LOVE hummingbirds. My grandma passed away in March and I've been cutting up her clothes and getting ready to make 7 wallhangings for her kids (my aunts and uncles) and her husband. I still haven't decided on a pattern yet. She loved birds, flowers and bees,nature, etc. This would be a great idea. I've never tried stained glass yet. I've always thought about it. This would be as great a time as ever to try it. Thanks for sharing that with us.

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    This is gorgeous! Your grandpa would be proud, and his kids and grandkids will treasure these.

    Has anyone else noticed how loving and generous quilters are?

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    I really love your humming bird and would be intrested in the pattern. I haven't done any stained glass quilting but it is on my ever growing to do list.

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    It's beautiful!!

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    I've never done stained glass but your humming bird sure makes me want to. It doesn't look easy. The colors are great, lucky you to have a colorful grandpa.

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    Wow! That is great. Andyour first time to.

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    Your hummingbird is awesome you doing a great job

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    It's gorgeous! But I am having trouble believing that its your 1st one! :lol: Looked like a pro did it :!: :D

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    That is awesome and what a sweet idea. Your grandpa would be proud.
    GREAT JOB!

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    For your first time doing a stainglass you could have fooled me. You have out done yourself on this one. Congrates. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great job for the first time. I love the humming bird.

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    Thank you all for your very kind replies. The wall hanging has been really easy to do. I am using Wonder Under to attach the pieces of clothing to the background and premade fusible bias tape. I was worried it was going to take a while to put the bias tape on, but it was done in and hour and a half.

    I am using all sorts of different matterials on the quilt, but have not had any problems so far. The only problem could be when I am sewing down the bias tape, but I will just go slow.

    I ordered the pattern online from The Virginia Quilter. The link is below.

    http://www.virginiaquilter.com/cgi-l...html?E+scstore

    Again thanks to all of you for your kind comments, they really inspire me to make the rest of the wallhangings.

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