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Thread: My D9P quilt top and my "practice" doll quilt

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    Senior Member himnherr's Avatar
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    I still haven't figured out why my pictures load sideways, but oh well.
    So, the quilt top is a D9P. I want to quilt it myself so I read up on the idea of making practice "sandwich" pieces. I decided to not waste my practice piece. I made it into a doll size quilt for a friends baby. I figure giving it to her when she's only 3 mos. old she'll grow up thinking it's beautiful, instead of seeing all the mistakes. :lol:
    I have never done any machine quilting, so I was just doodling- getting the feel for the machine. Mid-stream I decided.... hmmm.... guess I'll go google what meandering is, what stippling is and what is the difference between the two. Also, read an article about FMQ. Probably none of what I did is any of the 3. It was meandering all over the place. haha! Maybe that counts. No matter, I am really proud of it! And that I did it all myself. Yay! I hope to quilt the top tomorrow.
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    Great job!!!!! What mistakes?

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    Wow! Great job for just "doodling". I think you're a natural.

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    haha! They're in there. But, you'll notice I didn't take any pictures close up. :-)
    Thanks for the compliment! I'm totally green as a gourd here with making quilts, so I appreciate feedback. I can't believe I've waited this long to start making them. I've got lots of time to make up for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    Wow! Great job for just "doodling". I think you're a natural.
    Thank you! One of the things I read showed a picture of someones doodles..... don't know how that worked. It did just seem to come to me rather easily. I think the gloves I was wearing were great, though. They had little rubbery nobbies on them and really helped with the gripping.
    It was a lot of fun! Can't wait to start on the real one tomorrow. I was able to get a feel for controlling the speed, hence, the stitch length. Hope I still remember it in the a.m. :-)

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    Looks great to me. I think you're ready for the big quilt.

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    Ready, set, go.......you are on your way!!!

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    They look great !!!

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    WOW!! :thumbup: Your quilts have turned out so pretty. You are well on your way to being a "Quilting Goddess"!! :D Thank you for taking the time to share with all of us, here on the QB.
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    sew pretty

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