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Thread: First attempt at Jackie's over the top feathers

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    You all know I cant machine quilt worth a flip, (you have all heard me whine about it over & over) So I have been practicing and practicing and then practicing some more. Just now I tried Jackie's over the top feathers and I am pretty pleased with it. Some of my feathers are still a little wonky and some of my outline is jerky but I think I might get there yet. :D

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    Let me tell you, honey ... if you can't quilt, then I might as well just go find another worthwhile hobby!
    That is a real professional looking job, you did very well.

    it is true! practice makes perfect Good job!

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    Very nice. Great job. A lot better than I can do. A lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Let me tell you, honey ... if you can't quilt, then I might as well just go find another worthwhile hobby!
    That is a real professional looking job, you did very well.

    it is true! practice makes perfect Good job!

    It has taken me a very LONG time of practicing to get here!!!!! Still a lot more to go but I think I might be ready to try it on a real quilt before too long!!!!! That scares me to pieces though, I am afraid to ruin a quilt.

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    Yeah, if it's any consolation, you're MILES ahead of me! Very pretty!

    No matter what---keep it up!!!

    I took a class and just did not gel with the teacher or her method of teaching. Walked away feeling it was a waste of my whole day, money for the class, gas and lunch. Very frustrating.

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    Very nice! It looks incredible!

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    it looks fantastic!


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    What do you mean you can't quilt worth a flip? I think it looks awesome. Good job!

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    Looks great to me...what kind of machine are you using to do the quilting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lainee
    Looks great to me...what kind of machine are you using to do the quilting?
    That was on my old Bernina 830( The old workhorse, not that new high dollar 830) I have been practicing on it because my other machine is set up for applique right now.

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    I think you've done a great job. All that practicing paid off.

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    That is so beautiful! I can only hope to get anywhere near that good someday.

    Is anyone else like me that when you look at quilting it looks like it's reversed? Like instead of puffing up in the design it looks sunken in? It takes a bit for it to resolve itself or blinking my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Melissa, this looks great! You will be doing custom work soon!




    Thanks Loretta but , custom work, I dont think so!!!!!! I want a long arm soooo bad or at least a mid arm. I think it would be so much easier than this free motion on a domestic machine. I appluade everyone who does it, cause this stuff is not easy.


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    I think that you've done a gorgeous job of quilting!

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    Thought you said you couldn´t quilt.....who´s been telling porky pies huh

    Elle :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Thought you said you couldn´t quilt.....who´s been telling porky pies huh

    Elle :D

    Porky Pies?


    I have been practicing a LOT!!!!!! So I have made improvement. You should have seen my attempts just weeks ago! That was laughable for sure!!!!!! I am so impatient, I want to be good at it and good at it NOW!!!!! :lol: :lol:

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    I'm heartbroken! Are you really going to forge ahead and leave me to be the only person on this board who can't do machine quilting????? Your "practice" look great!

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    I think you did an AWESOME job!
    I looked at her directions, looks easy, but question....
    You do the first feather, then to get the "top" part done, are you retracing to go BACK to get to the top or are you starting and stopping?

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    Melissa, FABULOUS job! I am in awe of your feathers!

    (No, I am the other person that can not do machine quilting, Harmony, so you aren't alone! :( )

    Riley

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    Wow!!! By George, I think you've got it!!! :D :D :D

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    wow, Melissa, I haven't even tried yet, but this is so encouraging. I'll have to take a break from the sewing one day, and start practicing. Don't want my 'practices' to be on quilts :shock:
    Yours look great! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I think you did an AWESOME job!
    I looked at her directions, looks easy, but question....
    You do the first feather, then to get the "top" part done, are you retracing to go BACK to get to the top or are you starting and stopping?

    The only place you backtrack is over the top. When you look at her picture, you make the first feather, then swing up & back to the leftto meet the first feather then you back track over the top of the seconthen make your 3rd feather.
    (The red is where you backtrack and then make the 3rd) After that you swing back upagain just like the 2nd featherand continue on in that manner. Did I make any sense for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    I'm heartbroken! Are you really going to forge ahead and leave me to be the only person on this board who can't do machine quilting????? Your "practice" look great!


    If I can do this so can you!!!!!!!!! Come on get on board with me!!!!!! I know you can do this!!!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley
    Melissa, FABULOUS job! I am in awe of your feathers!

    (No, I am the other person that can not do machine quilting, Harmony, so you aren't alone! :( )

    Riley

    Riley with your BEAUTIFUL hand quilting you dont need another mode of quilting!!!!!! Having said that, give this a try!!! I wont tell you it is easy because this has been a long time in coming for me but just tons of practice and then a ton more. It pays off in the end (I hope anyway) :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    wow, Melissa, I haven't even tried yet, but this is so encouraging. I'll have to take a break from the sewing one day, and start practicing. Don't want my 'practices' to be on quilts :shock:
    Yours look great! :thumbup:


    I havent done any sewing for weeks because I have been bound and determined to get the Free Motion thing figured out!!!!!

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