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« on: May 19, 2010 05:51:30 PM »

I am making my mother a wall hanging for her birthday. I was inspired by a Pine Tree Mandala patchwork quilt, but my attempt turned into something very different. I really like it, but I feel that it needs more to make it suitable for a wall hanging in a sane(well, mostly) household. Opinions and suggestions for additions would be wonderful.

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Truly, any thoughts or suggestions would be very very welcome. I have lots of small and large pieces of fabric, and I can freehand quilt on my machine if decorative quilting might help. I was considering adding fabric to make a square and quilt in a contrasting color in the plain fabric.

thank you so much for reading,
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010 01:01:40 AM »

That's really pretty! How big is it? You could make a few more triangles and turn it into a hexagon or something.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010 03:35:46 PM »

i would add more to this to either bring it square or rectangle for ease of hanging as an art piece.

i would add another border all around the piece you have and then i would make 1 more and attach them to each other at the fat bottom with the points sticking out.

then do plain setting triangles to just like it to make it more rectangular. you can do some fancy quilting or fiber couching to play off the center triangle designs.

then you can add a border of the triangles, alternating between the pieced triangle and a solid triangle.

 
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010 06:04:04 AM »

I think it is beautiful as is, no need to change the shape or make larger, tho I would hang it with a point on the bottom and a straight edge on top.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010 11:30:01 PM »

I think it's lovely just as it is - it's wonderful to see a triangle shaped wallhanging!
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