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    Old 12-16-2010, 08:08 AM
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    Originally Posted by Psychomomquilter
    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!
    Thank you for your very nice and encouraging comment!

    Hmmm, now about how I quilted. Wow, thats a hard one, b/c I just did it freehand, LOL. But to describe it, I'd say, I started with something like a "U" turned upside down, or like a horseshoe. Then I went back, making the bow a bit larger and then took a third turn. These three turns gave me the opportunity to chose my quilting direction better. When I wanted the pattern to go to the left, I started with a "U" from right to left. The good thing is, you can change the direction of your bows at ANY time. It's not noticeable when you're done, neither where the imagined quarters, which I marked with pins, meet.
    Did this make any sense? If you want me to make and show a drawing, don't hesitate to let me know.

    Thank you for your interest,
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    Old 12-16-2010, 09:14 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,
    Great job with the FMQ.
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    Old 12-16-2010, 09:33 AM
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    Love your quilt -- colors, design, thread and even the name is perfect. Your free motion quilting looks to me like it could be a version of "Hooked on Feathers" without actually being feathers. A handdrawn picture of your quilting might help us visualize better. Thanks for showing and telling.
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    Old 12-16-2010, 10:35 AM
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    It's beautiful! How about naming it "Kalidescope of Jewels"?
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    Old 12-16-2010, 10:58 AM
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    Originally Posted by AnneT
    First of all, I want to thank you for your kind and encouraging comments, I appreciate them very much!
    The thread I used is "Crushed Grapes", a King Tut thread, which the owner of my LQS disliked a lot and had to tell me straight away, when I showed her the finished quilt. YIKES! First I was shocked and had to sleep over it to digest it, the next day I was fine with my choice again. Taste is nothing to fight about, is it?
    Your quilt is gorgeous! And phooey on LQS owners who tell us they don't like a certain color. I'm glad we can each have our own opinion! I like the King Tut thread & haven' found many to dislike!!
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    Old 12-16-2010, 11:55 AM
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    Your quilt is beautiful and the shopowner is very blunt about her opinions. If she wants to make one, she can chose what she wants. This is your quilt and your fabric and thread choices are gorgeous!
    Ilike the name of your quilt too.
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    Old 12-16-2010, 11:59 AM
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    Beautiful quilt and quilting
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    Old 12-16-2010, 12:18 PM
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    Love your quilt and love the name. You're set!
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    Old 12-16-2010, 12:29 PM
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    Your quilt is gorgeous! Your color choices are excellent, stunning. and your fmq is very good. The thread color lends itself very much to your quilt. Woondebaah!
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    Old 12-16-2010, 02:34 PM
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    It's beautiful. And your quilting is also You should be proud of yourself I would be. The colors are great. I would have never came up with that combo but it works and works so well. Great quilt.
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