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Thread: Crazy Eights

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    Crazy Eights

    I have not posted anything except comments for some time so here is a pic of what I am working on now. The pattern is called Crazy Eights. I do not know where I got it but it was in a small clear envelope. I am guessing someone got it at a quilt shop and how it ended up with me...who knows. anyhow, it requires 8 FQ's. I decided after I got it all sandwiched, that I would just practice my FMQ on it, even if it wasn't perfect. I thought it would fit the theme to just quilt 8's in the body of the quilt in each square so that is what I did. Of course, I had to make 'traveling lines' or whatever they are called, too. Then I decided to try writing (cursive) around the inner border. Then I quilted the outer border and put 8's on it. Now I am adding the binding. I wanted to tell you that I learned one lesson. If you do decide to add a quilted design to the outer border, please remember, (I did not even think of it at the time!) to leave at least 1/2 inch for the trimming and the binding to be sewn on. I will post a finished picture when binding is done. But however it turns out, it will still be a warm quilt.
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    Oh is that pretty. Your colors are so gorgeous. Congrats on your FMQ. With every quilt, it gets easier and you will grow more confident.
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    That is really pretty!!!! I love the colors!
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    quilting 8's was creative

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    It turned out very pretty ~ great job!

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    I did this pattern in a baby quilt. It was so cute and easy. I bought the pattern at a quilt shop. Yours is lovely.

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    Lovely quilt!!


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    such a cute quilt! I love your quilting too.. cute idea to do the crazy eight theme.

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    This is so pretty! I love the color of the fabrics.
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    Pretty quilt! I love the gold inner border. It really pulls everything together and makes such a pretty frame. Good job!

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    Glad you posted. I like your eights, particularly the wonky ones.

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    Very pretty, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    great looking quilt.great 1st try at FMQ-just keep having fun
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    Love the colors. Great job on fmq. I am going to try soon

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    Pretty quilt! Great name, and quilting too!
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    it's fun writing in cursive isn't it? love your quilt!!!

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    I love the colors!!
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    Very nice! I like the colors!

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    How lovely. I really like this. It looks fast and simple. Good job on the FMQing. How creative.
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    Nice quilt and great practicing. I like the 8 idea.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    Love your choice of colours. Great quilt.

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    a very pretty quilt,you done a great job of it.
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    Love it! Great work! What a neat quilt.

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    Very Clever and what a good way to make your FM practice to work. Sure like the colors!

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