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Thread: Four OBWs now quilted

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    The pair of "Pirouettes Fantastiques" wall hangings - my first FMQ feathers in the borders (after alot of practice!)
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    Awesome! I just love this pattern.

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    How beautiful! Great FM work!

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    This is called "Will-o'-the-Wisp - very difficult to photograph - cannot do the colours or the threads justice, I tried outside and in the house. My first FMQ with gold metallic thread around the borders. And the black fabric picks up every titchy bit of stray thread!!
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    And lastly the "Chrysanthoscopes" - more FMQ - tried to do some chrysanths in the borders, well ragged chrysanths anyway!
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    Hiya my friend! Those are absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!! Your FMQ is stunningly fabulous, can't pick a favourite, I'll have 'em all! :D :D :D

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    They are beautiful.

    I admire anyone that makes these OBWs...they look so great when finished. I'd like to try the 4-patch posy style.


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    Thanks Kathryn - I purposely waited until I had all these to quilt one after the other as I am better if I do loads of FMQ at the same time and don't leave a week in between. And my obsession with OBWs is mainly your fault for persuading me to have a go!

    I just received this fabric today for another - it is beautiful a real deep red and stunning orange, all with gold highlights, 12" repeat.

    Ranger, I am going to do some 4-patch posies too I hope - keeping an eye out for some fabric!
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    I don't mind taking the blame! :lol:

    Those crysanths you quilted are brilliant, raggedy or not. And I know what you mean by getting into the FMQ groove - obviously I'm light years behind you but I just did two lap quilts in a row and on the second one I even felt brave enough to try some FMQ hearts! Hans said some of them looked more like kidneys :shock: but I was pretty pleased with myself. :D

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    I thought your hearts were great. I spend ages playing on scraps building up enough courage to actually start on the quilt itself and usually after a few nervous minutes I can relax into it. I think freehand is such fun and no-one gets out a measure to check anyway ...

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    I wrote the word 'sudoku' freehand on a lap quilt - thing is, the practice I did was miles better than the actual one! :oops: :lol:

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    WOW!!! Beautiful! You have done a fabulous job with you FMQ too!!

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    Unbelievable! Simply gorgeous! I can only dream to do this well. I just recently started making the obws. What a great invention! Your fmq work is as good as any longarm great job!

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    Thanks Marcia and Suzi - Suzi, if you've started doing them I'm sure you'll find they are not as difficult as they would appear - just care in lining the repeats up and cutting and off you go. And such fun seeing what the blocks end up like.

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    All of you OBW people are doing such beautiful work that this whole OBW thing is really growing on me. All of your quilts are beautiful.

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    Just spotted your new avatar of the boys in little red coats! Are they practicing for Santa? The little cuties! Give them a hug from their Auntie Kathryn :D

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    There's a story there K, the last few months I have been knitting dog coats for the charity helping the galgos in Spain who are dreadfully abused and mistreated. And Rascal and Coco were really worked up over the red balls of wool and thought they were toys and kept stealing them. Soooo - I made them little coats and to see their excitement when we put the coats on them was just so funny.

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    Go on Lisa - have a go at one!

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    They both have an expression on their faces like ' don't we look the bees knees!' :D

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    These OBW quilts fascinate me! Yours are all beautiful, and your machine quilting sets them off perfectly!

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    I did wonder though if it was "surely we dont have to go down the road in these!"

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    Thank you Harmony - I am getting braver slowly with the quilting.

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    Absolutely stunning! I am so impressed...do you see my bowing head?? Are they gifts, or all going to hang on your walls, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    I did wonder though if it was "surely we dont have to go down the road in these!"
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    I think your DH would have been rather more embarrassed than the doggies! :lol:

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