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Thread: Machine Quilting

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    I have seen many people here unsatisfied with the results of their machine quilting, ready to quilt, and unhappy about it all together. I always think that the only way to get good at it is to practice, but it never occur to me that what we sometimes are so upset about is a master piece for the untrained eye, usually the eyes that belong to the head buying the pieces. We struggle for perfection, while the buyers can't tell one from another. I bring this up because I found a quilt artist that owns a gallery and apparently makes a living with it. Please keep in mind that I am not criticizing, just bringing up the point that even though is great to aim for improvement, is OK not to be perfect from time to time.
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    Is the above a sample of what the quilt shop had or what you'd done???? If it's yours, I'd recommend using your walking foot for doing the straight lines on a quilt like this...the free motion foot is great for swirleys.... :)

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    Wow! I wonder if she's sold anything?

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    Sorry, that is not my quilt. Is from a quilt artist that displays at a gallery.

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    I agree with you. We are far to hard on ourselves. I need to relax and just enjoy the process. I know I will improve the more I do. If I give up (FMQ) I will never improve! Thanks for the reminder.

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    Nice example of how the "art of a quilt" in a creative mind translates into a freeform piece that is free from our technical restraints. It would be nice to see the entire piece to see the sum of all parts.

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    That quilt looks like some pieces of high dollar art that I look at and 'don't get it'.

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    I am sorry but that looks like my very first try at FMQ when I was 5 yrs old!!!

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    Everything is relative I guess...

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    You know, I came across something like this the other day. A lady was selling quilts, and while they were beautiful, they weren't "perfect".

    It actually made me feel a lot better, and quit being so tore up about being "perfect". A quilt can be beautiful without being "perfect".

    And evidently, it can be SELLABLE, TOO!

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