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Old 06-20-2013, 07:10 PM
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Still a novice at FMQ, but I got the idea to use the fabric's print to dictate my stitching.
So, I bought these online and they were delivered yesterday:
The first, though I'm not going to use the clam shell pattern when piecing, I'm going to use that quilting pattern for stitching

The second, I envision FMQ in the same design, and hopefully the same colors, as the flowers 'drawn' in the print.

Has anyone done this and want to share pics? Or know of places on the web where examples can be seen?

Hopefully these will not end up in my 'hope to do someday' pile.
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Pretty fabric and great idea
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:29 PM
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Yes - that's generally what I do. I stabilize the quilt top by stitching around sections first. That keeps the top from shifting and gives me a manageable section to quilt. Then I try to use the print to give me an idea to FMQ. If there's nothing inspiring I'll do a meander or loop-de-loop or something like that, but otherwise I'll do something based on the print of the fabric. I'll also use the theme of the gift - if it's for a wedding I'll quilt hearts, etc. I'll also echo quilt a picture from the print - sew slightly above the figure - like the clam shell in your pic - then sew slightly above that, etc. In the picture you'll see music symbols on the red print and flowers on the black/white. The daisy had a floral piece right next to it.

You have some great fabric there. Good luck and remember to enjoy the journey!
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:34 PM
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Here is another example of using the print of the fabric to determine what you FMQ.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t-t220712.html
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:56 AM
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I'm getting more excited about this after seeing your examples. It will definitely be at the top of the 'want to get done' file!
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Some years ago, the idea emerged of putting a pretty print on the back and quilting from the back. One I saw had a pretty spider mum on the back so the quiling was the spider mum on the front, but quilted with the back side up. I think there was a book titled,"Quilting from the back".
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Yes, I have that book, and still looking for the "perfect piece of fabric" to try this.LOL
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inspiration comes from everywhere. when i was new to quilting, i bought a puzzle fabric and tried to use it for my fmq design. it was too hard to follow
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