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Thread: First try at FMQing

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    First try at FMQing

    I took Leah Day's online Building Blocks FMQ lessons and here is my finished quilt. MANY mistakes, but I learned so much! Quilted on my vintage Singer 15-91.

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    Looks fine to me. Quilting is just the cooking. The more you make, the better you become.
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    Kudos on finishing your lovely quilt with all those new patterns you learned. Great work!
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    Great learning quilt. You can be very proud of what you accomplished.
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    Wow, that's fantastic!!

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    WOW. I think that you did great. Congratulations. BrendaK
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    looks terrific from here
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    I think you did a good job. I've given up on FMQ's for a while. No matter how much I practice I can't get a consistent stitch length. I'm learning to quilt curves with my walking foot now and that is going well.

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    Your quilting looks fabulous to me. Great job on your beautiful quilt.

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    ,wow! That is terrific! I just can't get the hang of it, can do straight line stuff on my 15-91 for baby quilts but that's it I send big ones out I get too frustrated I'm very impressed with what you did!!!!

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    I think it's fabulous! It looks like you did the quilt-as-you-go she talks about too. It's just great.
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    You are LEAPS ahead of those of us who started on our own! Your quilting is fabulous! Your confidence level must be sky high and thus we will see more FMQ from you! Can't wait!

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    From one beginner to another- it's wonderful quilting. You did a great job. Wish mine looked as good
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    Fabulous job!!!!! I have just started with FMQ myself and my first attempt looked nothing like yours! Congrats! You are a natural!

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    I think you did a great job.

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    Looks great to me.
    I just do a meander or large stipple.
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    Beautiful quilt. Quilting is fabulous. Well done.

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    I have looked and looked at that class, now I must take it. Thanks for inspiring me.
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    Great looking!!!
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    very nice work!!!
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    That's an impressive project for "first effort." Makes my shoulders hurt just looking at it. I don't see a single mistake, but I do see some fantastic quilting patterns!
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    came out great for a first try!!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    What a super job you did! I like the concentric circles. They look hard to do. Congratulations!

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    Your quilting looks marvelous!!!! You must be a really fast learner!!!!!

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    I only hope my first attempt turns out half as good. Yours looks great.

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