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Thread: I was afraid to quilt this one!

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    Junior Member Debd's Avatar
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    I was afraid to quilt this one!

    I originally posted this quilt under http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t192967.html and asked for suggestions on how to quilt it, because I was intimidated by this quilt. I loved the piecing and didn't want to ruin it!

    I finally hunkered down and decided my original idea of different elements in the colors would work, if I didn't overdo it. I used the elements of fire, water, sun, air, ground (mountain), heat, and plants. I'm not going to identify which is which, I'll let you decide for yourself!

    I love the final look of this quilt, and although it came out a little bigger than planned, I appreciate that there is a lot of room under it, for I live with a cover thief!

    I learned a lot quilting this top. I learned I can do "fancy" free motion and it looks fine to me. I even enjoyed doing it! I learned to pace myself, and most especially not to fear my quilt!

    Enjoy!
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    You did a great job on a magnificant quilt

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    Wow! That's a huge quilt and I love that you tied the machine quilting in with the 'elements' expressed by the colors.
    That's a lot of work! Great quilt.

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    I love the colors and your quilting. The different patterns you quilted for each color is wonderful. Keep it up.

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    Very very pretty! First ideas or thoughts are usually the right ones, great job!
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    well, you did a wonderful job.
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    Beautiful job!
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    Piecefully,
    Lisa

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    Bravo!!! You did a marvelous job of not only FMQ'ing, but of interpretation of your color areas and implanting them on the color sections. I can only wish for such confidence and results, but you have mastered it.
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    You certainly did a beautiful piece of art. I hope you enjoy it for many years to come!

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    You did an amazing job on the quilt, from start to finish.
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    Very nice.
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    You had a great idea and it turned out so beautiful. Great work.

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    Wow great job of your fmq! Very impressive.
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    WOW - nice going! Thanks for showing how you quilted the different colors. That was a good plan.

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    I've never seen that pattern. it's lovely. and should keep the drafts out for sure!!!

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    All I can say is WOW! I am so, so impressed by this quilt - the colors really jump out at you and the quilting on your home machine is fabulous...I just looked at it saying, "I wish I could do that". It was fun identifying your different designs...you did a wonderful job. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    That is a spectacular quilt I love it !

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    Just beautiful. You did great. BrendaK
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    Great quilt and a good way of showcasing your quilting skills. Congrats.

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    Beautiful quilt! Neat elements of quilting too!
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    very nicely done. i love the quilting you chose
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    Great job.....your quilting is wonderful!! Love the bright colors
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    wow to quilt and quilting

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    Great job on making and quilting your wonderful quilt!
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    a very striking beautiful quilt-well done
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