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Thread: Batik Quilt with FMQ

  1. #101
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    Love your quilt, Lady!! It's a little ironic....I have that same machine and have made a purple quilt for my daughter...her favorite color also. Haven't gotten back to it to finish the quilting though.

    What type of thread do you use or do you use anything special or just what you have? Am still practicing my FMQ and have had a lot of family illness that has put it on hold lately.

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    Simply stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Gorgeous and the quilting is amazing. My husband said you should be really really proud of yourself! I can hardly believe you quilted it on your regular machine. WOW :shock: How did you mark it? Did you use chalk?
    Thank you for your kind compliments. I started learning to FMQ about two years ago and this is my 5th large quilt I believe. When I first started, it took months of practice before I even got to the point where I felt like I could do well enough to use it on anything that anyone would see!

    I do a very minimal amount of marking when I do free-motion quilting. I use something called a "Chubby Crayon" by Miracle Chalk that works well on dark fabrics. It is white and makes a crayon-like mark that removes EASILY with a steam iron. (I bought it on-line somewhere... you can find places that carry it by doing a google search on it).

    I did mark approximate placement of the spines of the feathers on the setting triangles. I also lightly marked an "X" in the large blocks so I could get an idea of the placement for the swirled ribbons. On the nine-patch blocks where I also did swirled ribbons I didn't need to mark at all, just used the blocks as natural divisions to keep the placement sort of even--each of the eight outer blocks has a ribbon curl in it and they all come together at the center.

    I think one of the reasons I like FMQing so much is that it doesn't require much marking! I always try out designs on practice sandwiches before I try to stitch them on a quilt. That gives me a chance to "warm up" a little and make sure I like what a design looks like when I transfer it from my doodling to actual stitching. ;)

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    Nice work.

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    What a beautiful quilt and the colors go so nice together.

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    WOW! What a treasure!

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    Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    How pretty! You did a great job!

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    Oh, my! It's fabulous!

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    great.

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    Very pretty!

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    Lovely! :D Great job.

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    Very nice :thumbup: :thumbup: and your quilt inspector has evidently given it a thumbs up also.

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    Awesome quilt! I had to laugh at your dog though. I think he thinks it's his. I have bad news for your dog!

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    Wow!..I am speechless! Gorgeous Job!..Batiks are my favorite!...Stunning!

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    What a gorgeous blend of batiks you chose!
    Your quilting is perfection!
    Great quilt!

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    call me silly but could you post a pic of the machine plz

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    Gorgeous - I love the fabric choices, they are right up my alley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscuitqueen
    call me silly but could you post a pic of the machine plz
    Here's a picture of the machine with a quilt I've been working on this week. Hope this is what you wanted to see.
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    now that's inspiration, you do awesome work. And how far apart is the needle to the motor thing? It looks like you have tons of room, can you do a king size fairly easy? WOW and I thought you needed a long arm for that kind of work, that is amazing work.

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    I've got almost 9" of harp space on this one. Most domestic machines are closer to 7" so, but he newer Janomes designed for quilters have whopping 11".

    I'm planning on posting a thread on the quilting process I used on the pink and black quilt in a few days when I've got time to get the pics uploaded.

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    give me a heads up on the post please I really enjoy your pictures. thanks so much.

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