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Several of my wall hangings are on my walls.  The are rotated from time to time so that I can have a new look in the house.  Some are there forever because I enjoy them or they bring memories .

IMG_0437My welcome wall hanging is by my front door.  It is the only pattern that I repeated as it make a great gift.  I appliqued the pineapple and ribbons before I had an applique class with Nancy Pearson.  The later welcome wall hangings were much better, but we do get better with practice and knowing the right techniques.


IMG_0439My granddaughter gave me the lovely depression ware wind chime.  My kitchen walls are green and it didn’t show it’s beauty.  I made a wall hanging to go behind it.  Silver Angelina fibers are stipple quilted on the border to bring out the silver in the glass piece.



IMG_0432I found the pattern for the wire fox terrier at a quilt show.  The body of the dog was fussy cut from fabric that had several different dogs.  I still have that fabric but it has holes.  Maybe I will need more fur for another piece sometime.  The hair is placed going the right way so the dog looks real.  I machine quilted around the dog and then quilted the background from the back.  The backing fabric had a wavy pattern and I machine quilted the waves up to the stitching around the dog. When shopping for new fabric, I often look for fabric that can be quilted upside down.

Have a great and happy quilting.


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