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Thread: Finished Rail Fence

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    Finished Rail Fence

    I just finished this for my friend Suzi. I pieced the back with the leftovers from the front. I have to say that the quilting on this was a pain. I am not sure why. Two weeks ago I did another one and FMQ went like spreading butter! So I jumped into this one thinking "I'm good at this now!"
    WOW!! How wrong was I?!?!?!? And this was a smaller quilt, too! It was so much trouble, I gave up on the FMQ after getting through the middle and just did straight lines in the border.

    Clearly, I am so NOT good at this now. Oh well, just means I get to keep practising, right!?!?
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    very nice looking quilt!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    I like this quilt a lot, and I am not a fan of the rail fence pattern. Nice job!
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    Very nice quilt, your friend will like it.

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    Very pretty quilt....your FMQ is much better than mine!!!!
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    Very nice!!!

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    Love it front and back. Rail fence is one of my favourites. Despite you saying the quilting was a pest and you are not entirely happy.....you are being too hard on yourself. I think it's great.

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    Nice job. I love the back! It is a beautiful quilt. Your friend will love it!

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    nicely done
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    Great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    give you kudos for doing this, looks good. I still can't FMQ

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    It looks fantastic.

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    Great job. Love the colors! I think you did a great job on the quilting. The quilting in the body of the quilt is nice and evenly spaced and I actually like the straight lines in the border. Nice contrast with the curves in the body quilting.

    Lots of stuff can affect the ease of FMQ. Was the other quilt the same pattern? Does this one have more piecing seams? Did the other quilt have a pieced backing (more seams) did you use the same batting? Same thread? Same needle (was it new?)
    Last edited by PaperPrincess; 12-27-2012 at 06:08 AM. Reason: I never see typos until after I click save!!!
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    Excellent job! Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I like this quilt a lot, and I am not a fan of the rail fence pattern. Nice job!
    ditto what she said!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Beautiful work!!!!!

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    Beautiful!!!

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    I really like this! Well done!

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    Lovely quilt! She will love it!
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    it looks great! I too have trouble off and on with a quilt. no real idea why. batting, fabric who knows?

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    Very nice...

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    Beautiful quilt.
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    Lovely quilt and great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Great job. Love the colors! I think you did a great job on the quilting. The quilting in the body of the quilt is nice and evenly spaced and I actually like the straight lines in the border. Nice contrast with the curves in the body quilting.

    Lots of stuff can affect the ease of FMQ. Was the other quilt the same pattern? Does this one have more piecing seams? Did the other quilt have a pieced backing (more seams) did you use the same batting? Same thread? Same needle (was it new?)
    Thank you all for your kind words!!!
    Some of what you say PaperPrincess I know affected this. There were ALOT more seams so I know that was an issue, but thread, batting, needle size were all the same. I am sure it is "user error".........:')............

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    I think you did a great job! And I wouldn't say "user error" I would just say all users have an off day now and again. I've done the same thing--feeling great about a project I just finished so I dive into a new one and nothing goes quite right. But we are usually our own worst critics. No one could tell by looking at your quilt that it didn't go as smoothly as you wanted it to. It looks great!
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