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Thread: Four OBWs now quilted

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    Esqmommy - I think I have a friend who wants to buy one but she saw them altogether yesterday and couldn't pick so is coming back with her hubby next week. Obviously I am happy to sell (cos then I can buy MORE FABRIC and make room for more) but equally happy to hang them, although my DH is beginning to think we need to move to somewhere bigger! And I do value your comments as your work is so good.

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    Gorgeous work Katrine! I really like the crysanth border quilting too. Someday I will learn that.
    I am sooo glad I found this forum with so many of these to look at and drool over! I am a member of another forum and feel like such an outsider when I'm the only one doing these. Nobody understands the addiction untill you make one. I have 2 going now and love the fact that this site welcomes all my pictures!

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    Thanks Jenell, I think OBWs get great support on here too.
    About the border quilting I just try to follow a theme from the quilt then use LOADS of paper doodling till I get something I feel I could try, then fmq on scraps and cut offs. My DH knows he cannot leave any paper lying around or it gets the treatment!

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    I have fabric here for three more but I'm being really disciplined and finishing up some WIPS first - it's nearly killing me, I have to say. I got the green leafy fabric out today that I plan on using first, just to give it a stroke. :lol:

    Re the doodling, I read somewhere about something called 'muscle memory' - that the act of drawing the designs on paper kind of locks the motion required in your brain so that when you come to FMQ, it feels familiar. What do you think about that? Make sense? Or not?! :D

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    Just gorgeous!

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    Wow! Great job on all of them!

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    Wow! Absolutely stunning! Your quilting makes the center even more phenomenal. All three are wonderful, but I have to say I love #3 the most. I think it's the colors.

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    Fantastic job on all of them. I made a stack n whack several years ago, and sold it. Now I regret it. Guess I need to make another one and also try OBW's. I have so many things I want to make after Xmas. It is mind boggling. This site gives me lots of ideas and not enough time. I guess my brain works faster than I can.

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    Thanks Hunnib!

    Yeah K, it definitely helps me playing with pencil and paper - BUT I do get through an awful lot of paper!
    It does help with the "flow" action when you come to the machine - and I draw in the same direction as I quilt. For instance I descend down borders, so I draw down in columns when practising. I also find if I am FMQing something I am not too confident with, it is better to use a very fine thread, cos any wobbles wont show!

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    Thank you pv, ducky and sewnsewer. I am very encouraged by your comments.

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    The quilts are gorgeous!!
    Love your FMQ.
    Amazing!!
    Also love the pups in their little red coat!
    My sis-in-law has two of them & I wanted to take them home.
    Just adorable!

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    They're all beautiful. I particularly like the second one. Good job on the FMQ also.

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    Your quilts are beautiful and your quilting is awesome. Great job on all of them.

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    Thank you Littlehud, Dunster and Justquilting. I am so pleased people like the FMQ because I am really trying to do only freehand & not follow lines, so picking easy shapes so far. I only did a large stipple in the main body of the quilts as I didnt want to detract from the effect of the kaleidoscopes.

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    amazing quilts. you did good. :D thanks for sharing
    happy quilting
    cindy

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    Oh wow, they're all gorgeous, but i love the first two the best :) I had to look at them several times to realize that they were not the same quilt! lol And your doggies are so cute in their little sweaters :)

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    They are really wonderful, I can't pick a favourite.
    I really will have to give these OBW's a go one of these days.
    Thanks for the photo's

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    oooooooooo pretty :thumbup:

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    Those are gorgeous!!! I love the FMQ!!! I can't wait to see more!!! :D :D :D

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    Hi, I love the quilt, can you tell me what an OBW is please, it is a term I don't know. Thanks

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    Very pretty. And a nice job on the quilting. :D

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    Hi Sara - OBW is One Block Wonder. From the book by Maxine Rosenthal. If you do a search here on the board, you should find quite a few that members have made. :D

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    Thanks all for kind comments - Sarah, will you be trying one????

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    I said it before, but it bears repeating: WOW!!! Great job(s)!

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    Wow, very nice!

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