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Baby quilt, first FMQ meander

Old 06-16-2014, 06:02 AM
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I think I did a good job piecing this one, but only an "okay" job quilting it. I'm still learning FMQ. I seem to have gotten tension/lashing issues squared away, now I just need to learn how to steer better! (And work on more consistent stitch length...) I usually do swirls, this is my first time trying a meander. I kept trying to go into swirls!

This is for my friend; she's expecting a little boy later this year. This quilt is made to match a diaper changing pouch & mat I posted a couple weeks ago: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t248059.html (You can see it sitting there to the left of the quilt in the first pic here)

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Alphabet flannel on the back:
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Some of my not-so-great quilting. I used one of the new variegated threads from Connecting Threads in rainbow colors - nice thread, quilted up with no hassle, just like their normal thread.
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I did a pre-wash test of this quilt plus the diaper pouch in HOT water, and it sure did crinkle but everything survived! The batt is Hobbs 80/20 - first time I've used it. Not sure I like it, actually. It had a weird scratchy feel to it right out of the bag, but seems fine now that it's in the quilt.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:16 AM
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Cute. I still am learning FMQ too!
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:20 AM
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Very nice! I love that rainbow thread in it too.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:06 AM
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You did a great job. She will love all your gifts!
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Very cute quilt! I like the fabric and you did a good job with the quilting.
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That quilt looks so comfy. I'm sure he'll enjoy it. Nice job.
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I think your quilting looks great! I know what you mean though I am still "learning" and worry about my stitch length too.... but yours looks great
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I think you did a wonderful job on both.
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I think the piecing and quilting both look fantastic !! I love the bright colors !
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nicely done... love the darling lions... and great hanging space in the background
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