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Thread: Free Motion quilting and gaining confidence

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    Free Motion quilting and gaining confidence

    Here are a few pictures of my free motion quilting, and I think I am finally getting comfortable after practicing with wavy lines and going different directions while stitching. Before I always had to stop and think about what direction should I sew, then I would get a messy point, lots of picking out stitches, now I find I'm not having to do much of that, as I gained more confidence after watching videos on McTavishing suggested by one of our Quilt shop owners. Thanks Lidia!Name:  free motion quilting 4.JPG
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    Oh! you are getting beautiful result!!!

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    wow, you are doing great
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    Looking good! Practice does really help with FMQ.

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    You've made it!!!! It really looks great and I bet it feels even better.

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    your free motion work is looking good. The clamshells are really impressive to me. They are very round and even looking and I can't get that kind of a result without a ruler.

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    That’s looking great!
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    That looks great.
    That pattern on the bottom I get stuck and cant't decide where to go next.

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    Looking good!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Beautiful FMQ.
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    You've reached the 'fun' phase, and there will be no stopping you now!

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    Well Done! You've punched a hole through the ceiling and now you are off and running. Kudo's to your perseverance!!!
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    Very nice!! If you are on Facebook, check out Free Motion Quilting with Jeanne Harrison - many free lessons and practice sheets with different ideas.
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    Donna, looks like you have found your comfort zone and your feathers look great. Happy quilting.
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    You're really branching out! Great job!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Very nice quilting D! I took a practice class and have been practicing my skills but it hasn't "clicked" yet. It gets boring just quilting straight lines! (Although I love the look of parallel lines etc.)

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    You're miles ahead of me with FMQ. Beautiful!!
    I know I need a lot more practice

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    Thanks for the encouragement. Im determined to figure this out but have to say its been a challenge for me. Have a small lap quilt im working on so ill Keep quilting. 😀

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    So pretty your doing great.

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    Great work, you are on your way!!

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    They all look great! Keep up the good work!

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    Looking good! Are you at your domestic machine or a long arm? That question of what to do next is falling by the wayside for you. I hope to get there, too.
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    Looks fabulous!!

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    Oksewglad, I am on my long arm and was so very nervous at the start of getting it, now that I am more comfortable and can relax, I find it is getting easier.
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    You're on a roll! Keep going, you are doing great!
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