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Thread: Fmq

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    I'm not good at FMQ, so my favorite design is an all over stipple.

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    do you mean an all over battern I assume you do.

    If you mean all over.........it has been my experience as a quilt judge that the all over rmq is the most mis used design the quilter may select. Some designs are not for every quilt - or rather "one design fits all". For example doing a meandering on a 1930 or before reproduction quilt is not appropriate because it was not used in that period. The same for prints. If the quilt is a more masculine look then an all over of roses of flowers or even feathers may not be compatiable with the look of the quilt. However, if one is making quilts for charity then the all over meandering probaby works.
    So, I don't think it is a case of one's "favorite" fmq design but carefully choosing the one that enhances the basic quit. It may depend on what the quilt is for and to whom it wil be given.The many many all over designs may be easy to do but they are not always appropriate for the quilt.
    Last edited by Holice; 12-01-2012 at 03:26 PM.

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    When I was starting out I did a lot of stippling, but here's a link to a blog post of mine with pictures of a wallhanging where I did my favorte no-think all over design...

    http://pumpkinpatchquilter.blogspot....ay-finish.html

    To be honest I have no idea what it's called, but it looks good on just about anything and I love how it looks from the back too.
    Valerie Smith - Pumpkin Patch Quilter
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    www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

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    my AhHA moment came when I was watching a DVD by the Pajama quilter (she is great for beginners by the way...very encouraging!) She practices her designs on a dry erase board. don't put your wrist down as you are trying to teach your arm the movement. I had some REALLY ugly designs to start and still go back to that dry erase board when I want to learn a new design. Just use the low odor markers- ask me how I know! lolol
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    Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. Mark Twain

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