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Thread: Wall Hanging

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    Wall Hanging

    I share this because I like to be beaten up!
    The pattern is a Jinny Jenny Beyer Studio - developed for a border print.
    Since I didn't have any border print and I wanted to showcase the vintage fabric I opted to fussy cut some fabric.

    Unfortunately I was focused on the pattern that would immediately frame the vintage fabric and failed to look closely at how the outer edges would go together.

    The blocks aren't sewn wonky, they just have that look because of the way I fussy cut the fabric.

    Nice looking from AFAR!

    Thanks for looking!
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    Nice job! I love your vintage fabric.

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    nicely done
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    It looks great! Nice job on the fussy cut centers.

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    Whose beating you up? I think it looks great.
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    I like it..and if you like it, who cares what anyone else says...

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    I love it! Nice job!

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    Thanks...you are all kind.
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    OK ... now I see what you're talking about. The border around the vintage fabric is actually one piece with red/white in the middle then green plaid, then black. And your'e fussing about the black rim around the block perhaps??

    You can fix it by attaching a nice size decorative ribbon around the outside edge of the Octagon. I would suggest something with black and gold. The black will help "mask" the black border around the Octo's.
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    Looks great to me.

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    Decorative ribbon...great idea!
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    love the fabrics

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    I think it looks great. Love the vintage squares.

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    I would not have noticed if you didn't mention it....my eye was drawn to the cute images!

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    It looks great, bright and cherrie.
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    I love it. That pattern is very nice and choice of fabric is great.


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    great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I wouldn't change a THING about this! I think the "wonky" look you're pointing out gives the vintage fabric more character. Love it!
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    very cute!!!!!
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    I added black/red/white plaid ribbon around the 'wonky' areas. I think that took almost as long as sewing together the blocks! I really like the look.
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    I think it is wonderful, love the way you cut the patches!!!!
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    Photo with Updates

    I think the plaid ribbon improved the over all look...still showcases the vintage fabric!
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    I think it adds character!! Love the blocks!
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