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Thread: My first real attempt at free-motion quilting

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    My first real attempt at free-motion quilting

    I have been drooling over some of the pictures on this board for ages. Every day when I get my email I have to check out the latest pictures of what y'all are doing. I'm amazed, inspired, and in most cases very envious of the skill level here.

    So, I got the bug . I decided to attempt FMQ. I found this table topper pattern that I absolutely fell in love with, emailed the designer and asked for permission to make it. I had no idea how difficult it would be--I am allergic to triangles--, but I like how it turned out.

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    I did the SID and that didn't turn out too bad, so I did more lines. Then I tried a little squiggle in the middle strip to counter all the straight lines. I didn't like it so I turned it into a vine and added leaves. At Once I made the first leaf, I was on my way and simply couldn't stop. It was kinda fun. I didn't like it at first, but it has started to grow on me.

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    Very nice!! Your quilting look great!! A lot bettter then my first time. Love the colors you used!

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    You did a wonderful job on this quilt! If you could see my first attempt, it was aweful. Yours is great only to be even more so as you continue FMQing!
    Helen T.

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    Great job on your first FMQ, looks good!!!!
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    Of course it is growing on you, vines right? Your star spin is beautiful! I did one a while back and starch is your friend on the bias edges.

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    I wish I could do as well with the free motion.

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    It sure looks great to me!!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place...the End Times.

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    good feathers

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    I love your leafy vines and your selection to put it on the dark green strip makes it pop! You first attempts at FMQ are inspirational. I can just imagine what you will accomplish with more practice.

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    I love what you did. Great job and congratulations! I think the first time is the hardest. I was actually scared to try it the first time. ;0

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