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Thread: My first attempt at free motion quilting

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    My first attempt at free motion quilting

    It looks pretty rough, but I'm not unhappy with it. I really love my new sewing machine (the Brother PQ 1500S).
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    Jenel Looney
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    Looks good to me ~ keep it up!

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    Keep on trucking - I think it looks good

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    Great job!

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    Looks good!!!
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    Very good job for the first try.

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    Thank you! It's very naive, but I figure it's a good start. I'll have to work my way up to some of the amazing work I've seen on this board. The other quilters here are my inspiration!
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    It sure looks better than mine. Good work, keep at it. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Keep on trucking - I think it looks good
    I second those emotions! Keep on keepin' on with this! Great job!
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    The quilt I'm working on is the one in my profile picture. It's made entirely of two-inch squares, so I'm drawing the hearts within four squares. They're not exact, but they look pretty good on the back. My biggest problem is getting distracted. Any time I glance up, the quilt jerks and I get a wayward stitch. It makes me laugh at myself. I think it will be fun to look back at this quilt a couple years from now. My hope is that I'll see great improvement.

    Thank you all for being so nice to this newbie!
    Jenel Looney
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    You have an excellent machine... the more you quilt the more you will bond
    and the quilting will easier.

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    I have the same machine, but do not have your skill level. Great job

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    It looks great to me. I wish I could do that well.

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    Fabulous first attempt. Great job!
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    What a great job. I'm no expert at this either. I just started a little over a year and I'm still practicing all the time. What I like to do when trying out new designs is do a small/baby quilt for charity. It's a great way to use up left over fabric and a great way to practice. The kids don't care what it looks like, they don't judge the imperfections, they are just happy to have something of their own.

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    You're doing great keep it up, free hand quilting is muscle memory & hand eye coordination, practice practice practice.
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    Looks great for your first attempt.

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    Looks good to me, nothing is perfect the first time you try. You did good, keep it up. Thanks for shaing.
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    great job! Be proud! I like the quilt a lot, too.
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    Hey, there's nothing wrong with it. Nothing's hard if you know how. right? Keep it up.

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    Looks good to me, I like the design.
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    Your first try is very nice. Can you show a larger pic of the front too???
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    You did a wonderful job!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozarkgal View Post
    You're doing great keep it up, free hand quilting is muscle memory & hand eye coordination, practice practice practice.
    The hand-eye coordination part is what will get me in trouble. I never was coordinated! LOL
    Jenel Looney
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleodaisy View Post
    Your first try is very nice. Can you show a larger pic of the front too???
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    Sure! Here's a picture of the front. I'm pleased with it, since it's a design I created. (Not the most original design in the world, I'm sure, but I created it from scratch, so I'm proud.) I wish I'd been more particular in my fabric selection. It comes together very nicely, the way I had envisioned, but I wish I'd had a stricter quality guideline than "red or pink." Some of the fabrics are thinner than I'm comfortable with, and others just don't go together in theme. In particular, the one with the Easter bunny. LOL Should've left that one out. But you really don't notice that when you look at the quilt as a whole. Lesson learned for next time.
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