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Thread: Dogs & Frogs #3 is FINISHED!! ~ 1st Time FMQ ~ Don't look too close!!!

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    Cool Dogs & Frogs #3 is FINISHED!! ~ 1st Time FMQ ~ Don't look too close!!!

    What a time I had with my 1st time FMQ'ing!! What fun too! Despite the lumps and bumps, it came out nice and straight despite what the pics show. haha. When I was 1/2 done w/FMQ'ing, I decided to hand-baste the rest of it and then the darning foot got stuck in it and caused me to abruptly stop sewing! I crossed ditches a few times and fell in once! haha! But I learned a lot! It's 59x69. Took lots of pics. Some are of the quilt hanging on the ladder. A few show my practice pieces I did for a few minutes before I started on the quilt just to get the hang of it. The little mini needed quilting so that was my 2nd practice piece. I liked doing loop de loop most of all but wherever the quilt took me is where I went!! haha. There's lots of room for improvement, but I enjoyed it!

    Next I'll be putting the binding on the Postage Stamp quilt that will go with this one to the Sandy victims. It's going to a law firm and they'll distribute the quilts. If you'd like an address, just PM me and I'll let you know what it is.

    Enjoy the pics!!
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    Nice job & looks great for your first FMQ. I'm still trying to work up the nerve to try FMQing, seems like patting my head and rubbing my stomach at the same time while keeping time with my toes...
    Kathy Thomas
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    Wonderful job!!!!!

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    Nice job! It's good that you are trying to do FMQ...a lot of people would love to but are afraid. Each time you do it, you get better. Before you know it, your curves will be smoother, stitches more consistent. I found at the beginning I did best at loops and swirls. So I perfected those before I tried to master other designs. It was at least a good year until I was able to do a decent stipple. Now I am doing feathers...thanks to Sally Terry's book Hooked on Feathers.

    Save one of your early practice sandwiches. I recently came across one I did a few years ago. It was interesting to see how far I've come since then!

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    Great job. They will be treasured.

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    Great job. Your steps ahead of me.

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    nicely done
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    You did an awesome job!
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    Terrific work!!
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