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Thread: My first real attempt at free-motion quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by kay carlson View Post
    What great results for your FMQ. Your results are admirable and you've certainly got a lot more talent and courage than this writer!!!

    I bought more bobbins for my Viking Mega Quilter so I can start practicing FMQ beginning at ground zero. I will be using some tightly woven fabric and cotton batting. I am so nervous about this learning process that I chose patterned fabric at the thrift store. I figured that I could "birth" a small quilt for a dog or cat and go to town with my
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    Keep up your wonderful work and please, please post your progress. You are an inspiration! :-)
    Thanks Kay! I don't know about talent or courage; I just know I like quilting of all kinds. If I had the money and the room, I'd love a long arm machine, but that is out of the question, so, I must settle for putting my little Jenome through her paces. I suspect the dog or cat that gets your first quilt is going to be one lucky pet. Thanks!

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    Very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    yeah for you. I love the leaf design where you put it, it just adds such a nice touch. I love FMQ and am so happy for you that you were brave enough to start doing it. For me, it is the most fun part of a quilt.
    Deb, Thanks. I am envious--I didn't think it was the most fun, but I can see where it might come to that. As wonky as my leaves turned out, I do think with practice, FMQ does add a different kind of element and could be really fun one day.

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    What a great job for your first FMQ quilt. I just decided to start machine quilting. Was the motivation to finally buy the new machine I had been wanting. I'm still practicing on practice sandwiches, not brave enough to start on a real quilt. I do have a top I think I will SID. You inspire me to keep going and get to the point where I'm brave enough to FM my first quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    I love your leafy vines and your selection to put it on the dark green strip makes it pop! You first attempts at FMQ are inspirational. I can just imagine what you will accomplish with more practice.
    boy do I agree! I see some great quilting emerging here!

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    Looks like you did a fantastic job on this.

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    Amazing! I am so scared to try FMQ but one day I will. You are an inspiration, thanks!

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    Fantastic endeavor! FMQ still scares me a little.

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    Great job!- you can't go wrong trying and get better the more you do! I have a friend that just won't give it an honest try and I just know she could do it if she gave it a fair chance. Me, I'm a newbie at it, too, but am fearless at jumping in and just have a go at it! I do a lot of research and have a plan in my head. Cudos to you
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    So, your first time! You did great, and are on your way. Enjoy and have fun.

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    Good job.....Looks great.

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    You did great FMQ, sure wish I could do it that good ! I have this pattern myself, have not used it yet. You did a great job.

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    An excellent first FMQ quilt. Thanks for sharing.
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    Oh boy, what a great way to start a morning--with all these kind words. You ladies are awesome. I can't tell you what it means to me to be called an inspiration when in reality I am the inspired one. So many good things happen here. There is nothing more exciting than the creative process. So many quilts yet to make...Quilt on...Piece and Love!

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    SUPER JOB! I like that pattern. Your leaves look great

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    Looks a LOT better than my first attempt. Good for you!

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    great job love the colors
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    Very pretty! I have real trouble doing fmq as my back of the quilt looks like I have skipped stitches. Any suggestions, please.

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    I think you did a fantastic job. I admire your work.

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    You did great, if you finished your 1st time, you're on your way. Don't stop now, started thinking about your next one.
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    Great job on your FMQ. Love the vine.

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    Very pretty! The quilting looks great and I love your color choices.

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    Very pretty and love your vines.

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    Wow...first time..you did great!!! I have been FMQ'ing for two years now and still just do a simple meandoring...you are brave and did a wonderful job!

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    Looks great. Love the pattern, colors and the quilting. I been to scared to try FMQ.

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