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    Old 12-15-2010, 11:01 PM
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    Very Beautiful and I really like the quilting you did on it. :thumbup:
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    Old 12-16-2010, 12:34 AM
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    Originally Posted by Pat P
    Did you start out in the middle doing your FMQ? Is that a design you made up? Did you draw the design on paper first? I am wanting to try something like your FMQ.
    Hi Pat,

    at first I made LOTS OF plans: tried to draw a design on paper, threw it away b/c I didn't like the design any more AND found it difficult to keep the paper in place and sew on it. Then draw a design on Press 'n Seal and sew on it. Technically it worked, but I didn't like it so much.
    After all, I roughly divided the quilt into four sections, marked those with pins and started from one edge and made my way to the pins. After having finished the first quarter, I turned the quilt and started from the next edge.
    I don't think in things quilting one can come up with a totally new design of ones own. That's like reinventing the totally new own wheel to me ;-). I somewhere saw a pattern called Clamshell and modified it a bit, making my arcs more like bows or teardrops. This made it easier to connect the four quarters of the quilting.
    My vote: Just go for it, and don't sweat it too much. Guess how I know ;-).
    Clear like mud? If not, please don't hesitate to ask, I'll give my best to answer and describe what I've done. Go girl, you can do it!
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    Old 12-16-2010, 01:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by AnneT
    Just wanted you to show with what I came up now. In October I showed you my test block: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-69933-1.htm
    After looking at it for a few days, I disliked the color combo more and more. Unfortunately, this required a trip to my LQS, but sometimes you just have to make some sacrifices, don't you :wink: . This was my second attempt at FMQ with my domestic sewing machine, so please don't look too closely.

    Still need a name for it. Any ideas would be appreciated. I thought something like Box Of Jewels, but not sure about it yet.
    Thank you for looking,
    OMG. Only your second attempt at FMQ. I should be so lucky. Guess if I could draw would make it easier.
    Your quilt is lovely by the way, and I agree these colors are better.
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    Old 12-16-2010, 03:42 AM
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    I think it's beautiful!
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    Old 12-16-2010, 04:02 AM
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    great job and such pretty colors
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    Old 12-16-2010, 04:04 AM
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    That is beautiful! I love Box of Jewels for its name.
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    Old 12-16-2010, 05:39 AM
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    Great quilt and your quilting is wonderful! Keep up the good work!
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    Old 12-16-2010, 05:52 AM
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    I really like the colors you used, and the fmq is great!! I have yet, to try it, but hope too soon.
    I think anything with the word jewels for the name would be perfect!
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    Old 12-16-2010, 06:00 AM
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    Good job!!
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    Old 12-16-2010, 07:25 AM
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    its is beautiful,

    but could you tell me how you made the circles, swirls?

    Anne T thanks for the answer! I'd like to try my hand at this one!
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