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Thread: FMQ first queen size quilt on regular machine - WOW!

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    Senior Member shirleyd's Avatar
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    I learned (at least for beginner) this is almost impossible. The bulk of the quilt was hard to maneuver especially in center and much frustration plus ripping out. I kept telling myself this is a practice quilt and for my own use so hung in there. :? To make matters worse, I decided to be "artistic" in center and do flowers, leaves, waves. When I stopped to adjust fabric, there are obvious bobbles. But DH assures me he likes it and it looks good. I like the colors and I find as I got closer to outer edges of quilt the FMQ got more fun. But probably won't attempt this again :roll:

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    Close up of center of quilt, not so smooth!!
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    It's beautiful!! From a fellow Coloradan

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    Looks wonderful to me!!
    I am in process of making a queen size that will come to the floor. I will quilt it on my home machine. I am thinking wonky flowers on top and curves and such on the sides. Nothing as fancy as your detailed flower. Wow!

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    Hope my firsts looks that good it is very pretty Did you use patterns for flowers in center of block?

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    DH is right. You did a nice job!

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    You did an awesome job. Looks great.

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    The quilt is beautiful and you are to be commended for accomplishing such a daunting task. Enjoy your masterpiece!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EVERquilt
    It's beautiful!! From a fellow Coloradan
    Hi, fellow Coloradan. I'm near Longmont.

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    Great job, Shirley-love your colors! I only have the guts to try small wall quilts, runners, etc on my machine! Just still trying to get the hang of it-I usually hand-quilt and hand-applique!

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    I think it looks great!

    But I'm with you, I won't be attempting anymore large ones on my tabletop machine. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean1941
    Hope my firsts looks that good it is very pretty Did you use patterns for flowers in center of block?
    I started out drawing flowers (no pattern) but as I sewed, it seemed easier to just free hand it. Just took a deep breath and went for it! :-)

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    Beautiful

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    I think it is really great for a first attempt! It's very pretty.

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    Don't give up. You did a fine job and will get better with practice.

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    We always look too closely at our own work & forget to step back to see the whole picture. You did a great job with this! I'm sure that only you see the flaws. Keep up the good work!!

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    Beautiful!

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    I admire the fact that you quilted this queen quilt on your home machine - and that it looks so very nice. I really like your color choices as well. I would say you deserve 5 gold stars. Great job!

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    That is beautiful.

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    Great job. I'm having the same problem now with a quilt I'm quilting. Your post inspires me to keep going. Thanks!

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    Thank all of you for your encouraging and kind words. It really does make me feel better about the mistakes and it's true if you don't look real close for faults, it's not bad! You're all wonderful for being there for us inexperienced quilters. It means a lot. And I enjoy seeing all the beautiful and inspiring work you do!

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    Looks great!

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    It turned out wonderful and I love your colors. I have done FMQ on large quilts by doing them in sections. You might consider doing that another time. You did just a great job on the whole project.

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    It looks beautiful!!!!

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    I think it is beautiful. You are too hard on yourself. It takes a lot of practice to do FMQ and with a big quilt takes a lot of manuvering to get it quilted at all. You will get better with practice.

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    Once you wash and dry it, the fabric will crinkle and even you won't be able to find the mistakes.

    We are our own worst critics.

    I like the quilt and think it is beautiful. I've even used that same backing fabric on 2 of my own quilts (in different color combinations).

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