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Thread: First quilt with all solids

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    Very pretty. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    You are at a similar stage to me (just finished my 3rd quilt) but you are way ahead. Your quilt is great and the quilting is brilliant. Fabulous idea to go with the solids for a male.
    He will love it.
    Annie

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    Oh, I love the quilting...the quilt is nice, too...but oh, my...always go for the quilting.

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    I love the solid color quilt. What a great way to make a masculine quilt. It's really cool and your quilting is top notch. Keep on quilting.

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    Wonderful color placement. I especially enjoyed seeing your quilt as I'm leaning towards using more solids. Your quilting is great. I think you're way past being a "new" quilter.

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    What a wonderful quilt!!!!!

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    Thank you so much, everyone! I definitely have a lot to learn and need more practice with the quilting. But overall, I'm really pleased, and I think he'll like it. It's funny, my original idea was based on the color gray. So I picked out a gray I liked and then picked out all the other colors. And in the end, I realized that all the colors looked good together except the gray. LOL So it looks nothing like my original idea, but I am happy.
    Jenel Looney
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    WOW! Spectacular!

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    Good looking quilt

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    I really like your colors. It IS masculine.

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    Very nice! And your quilting is wonderful!

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    I really like it, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Beautiful quilt!
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    Beautiful! Would never have thought the solids would look so great. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you! I love this board, love how supportive everyone is of each other.
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    Stunning Quilt!
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    I really like your quilting and love the geometric look of your quilt.

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    Very pretty! I'd say you're not a newbie anymore!

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    Love your quilt.

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    Thank you! My stepson is going to visit us in early December, so I don't have to wait until Christmas to find out whether he likes it.
    Jenel Looney
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    Did you do the FMQ'ing on regular machine or long arm? If regular...how'd you do that beautiful design in the middle with the quilt being so large and bulky?! Any tips? I just can't figure how to do those specific designs on such a bulk of fabric and move it all around so easily to make these designs. I do meandering okay, but I want to learn designs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeebreak View Post
    Did you do the FMQ'ing on regular machine or long arm? If regular...how'd you do that beautiful design in the middle with the quilt being so large and bulky?! Any tips? I just can't figure how to do those specific designs on such a bulk of fabric and move it all around so easily to make these designs. I do meandering okay, but I want to learn designs....
    I did it on a regular machine, not a longarm. However, the Brother PQ1500S (my machine) has a bit more throat space than my other basic sewing machine. The center part was certainly the most difficult because you're dealing with a lot of bulk on every side. The bulk in the throat space was less of a problem for me than the bulk behind, to the left, and in front of the machine, because all of those sides were weighed down, hampering movement. I had the sewing machine on my dining room table, so I had space to the left and behind the machine. I draped the front part of the quilt over my left shoulder to take up the weight a little bit. It got awkward but was doable. The feed dogs on this machine drop all the way down, and that was helpful.

    I bought some bicycle clamps, I think they're called, and those were not helpful at all. They were too big, so the quilt just kept slipping out of them. I'm thinking of getting some really large office clamps. I need something with a bit of grip to really control all that excess.
    Jenel Looney
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    NICE. It looks very masculine. I like the colors and design you chose, as well as the quilting.
    Alma
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    oh my...it makes my eyes go goofy but it IS very nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
    oh my...it makes my eyes go goofy but it IS very nice!!
    LOL Okay, now that's fun! My stepson is a computer network guy, so my idea was to make it look like a pixelated computer screen a little bit. Which does make your eyes go a little goofy.
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