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Thread: Finished the quilt for my dad

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    Ok, quick back story, my dad worked for a company for years. The colors were black and orange. He always jokes that he bleeds orange. The company was bought out and the color changed to blue. He still says he bleeds orange. My husband (Who works for the same company) rags him about bleeding blue all the time. The blue on there is a joke. The 4 blue squares are actually part of the uniform that I cut up.

    Now for the quilting...I am having major issues with the FMQ thing on my machine. It had me in tears yesterday for hours. I managed to get it done, but it was NOT fun and took me about 4 hours longer than normal and it's fairly sloppy.

    I ended up using orange for the top and black on the bottom but you can see that the tension was off. If I tightened it ANY, I had major problems. So this'll just look funny on the bottom, but I doubt he notices honestly.

    This is my 4th quilt..one of these day's I'll get it done and be happy with the end result.
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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Beautiful quilt for your Dad. Sorry you had problems but it doesn't look like it! :D:D

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    It looks great!! I'm sure that you dad will really appreciate it!!!!

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    I really like it! :)

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    Lovely quilt and it work for our sons that Bleed Illini Orange and Blue.

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    Nice quilt with an interesting back. You worked thru your problems, and it's a success!! Your dad will love it!! And if this is any indication, you have many fine quilts ahead of you :)

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I can't see any problems and I'm sur our Dad will love it.

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    Good looking quilt! I like that back too.

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    He'll love it.....and it looks fabulous!

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    It is beautiful!!!

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    this quilt is super! I love the pattern and the way the colors are clean and crisp in it. and your quilting is Wonderful! (my husband worked for a 'Red' company that was bought out by a 'Blue' company (tyco)!) So sorry you had such a hard time. I'm in the process of quilting one right now and had issues most of the day with the top thread breaking. grrrr... Finally figured out the problem (simply flipped the spool of thread around. sheesh...) I know what it's like to figure that a quilt will take about four hours, and then eight hours later we're still wrestling with it and we're tired and frustrated and need some wine. Hope you're feeling better now. xoxo

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    I think that this is a lovely quilt. Sloppy? Where's sloppy? You got to be kidding me! It is perfect the way it is. Things will get better with the FMQ on your machine in time. I know what's it feels like when you just want to get it over and done with and things start to go wrong but you have done a great job! Well done! :thumbup:

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    Wish my sloppy looked as good as yours. :thumbup:

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    Dad is going to LOVE this quilt :D:D:D

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