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Thread: One of my first practice projects on the new longarm

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    I did not make this quilt top. One of the ladies in my guild bought this top at a garage sale and after passing through a few hands it wound up with me for quilting. I don't know if my friend wants the quilt back or if it will be a donation quilt, but for me it was a practice quilt for my new Innova longarm.

    The quilt top wasn't square, the points didn't match, and the on-point setting was very skewed. Most of it was made from sheets, and the backing was pieced every which way from the printed sheet fabric. I squared it off, added the narrow border (so it would have straight of grain on the edges), and then I practiced... I did various shapes of free motion feathers in the flowered fabric blocks, squiggled all around the pieced blocks (mostly to help hold the seams down, because they weren't quite flat), and tried some McTavishing in the rest.

    I think this quilt is proof that a quilt doesn't have to be perfect to be pretty. I wish the person who made the top could see that her efforts weren't wasted.
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    Very pretty! I think it turned out great, and it was a great practice run for you :)

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    You did a great job Linda! Are you having fun with your new toy? So pleased to see some of you work!!

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    I love it!!! You did wonderful on the quilting :D:D:D
    I bet you had a lot of fun practicing on this quilt too :D:D:D

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    [quote] I think this quilt is proof that a quilt doesn't have to be perfect to be pretty.[end quote]


    Totally agree, because that is a pretty quilt.

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    Great job - you turned a sows ear into a silk purse. How long have you had the long arm?

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    i love the colors, you did a good job, mistakes is your own touch to the design

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    It always amazes me how quilting totally transforms a quilt. Very pretty.

    Glad to see you are having fun on your new Long Arm. Happy Quilting!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

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    It is very pretty. I am not to the level of doing longarm quilting. Just getting into the groove of machine quilting and using embroidery with my new Babylock.

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    You're right, the quilting patterns add so much to a pieced top.

    Several years ago I had the good fortune to buy a box at a garage sale of 5 quilt tops. They were very mundane type tops but I do alot of charity quilts so thought I could use them. When my SIL go her long arm I gave them to her to practice on. Two of them I will not part with!! They ended up so pretty! 3 I will give away to someone who needs them. So you just never know how something will turn out. :-D

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