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    Super Member QweenBee's Avatar
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    It looks great, alwyas walk away when you feel a bit sluggish or frustrated, That is with anything in life!! LOOKING GREAT keep up with it!! :thumbup:

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    I think it looks pretty...we all hardest on ourselves....

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    Looks like it's coming along great. I have to take LOTS of breaks while FMQing, myself. It's still new enough to me to make me really tense.

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    keep going it looks grreat

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    It looks better then fine it looks great. I must agree with your husband on this one. I do FM too and mine doesn't look anything as nice as yours. Definitely take breaks and spread the work. It is hard on your body especially a larger quilt.

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    definitely keep going! love the pattern and colors.

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    I see a beautiful quilt with some fantastic quilting! May not look like you intended it to but no one is going to know that.It could be a pattern that you have made up as you got started with the quilting.Looking forward to seeing it as a finished quilt. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie B
    I don't know what I was thinking! I pieced a quilt for my parents and decided to try to FMQ feathers all over the quilt top. I've only FMQ feathers on borders of small baby quilts. My machine only has 5 1/2 inches of work space. Some areas look Ok & others look more like the Lochness monster than a feather hook. This has worn me out, but I'm too far in to stop or take it out. My husband says I'm crazy that it looks fine, but I just don't know. How do you think it looks. I'm going to take a break & not touch it until tomorrow...maybe it will look better to me.
    Don't be so hard on yourself - it is terrific.

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    It's great. Don't think of it as 'wrong' feathers, but as free quilting.
    Good luck with the rest of the quilt.

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    Looks amazing to me...and I love the colors!

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    Beautiful quilt and so is your quilting.

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    You are doing a beautiful job quilting this gorgeous quilt! Keep going!

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    I agree with everyone else. It's great!
    You're looking at the details, whereas your parents will see it as a whole.
    And if the shapes aren't exactly as you wanted them, no one else needs to know. - Unless you point it out to them. Which you won't, OK, no matter how great the temptation :)

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    If you keep doing this - it will get better and better. It looks fine to me and they will love it. Persevere! Knowing you did all the quilting will make them appreciate it even more. When you become nearly perfect you can look at that and remember what that experience was like... Love it!

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    You aren't crazy! The quilting is great, so keep going! You will like it when all done. :)

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    It looks great!!!!! I have a 5 1/2" work space too and know what you're going through. Take breaks, be sure to breathe and keep up the good work! They'll love it and as others have said, unless you point out the sections you're not pleased with, no one will ever know.

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    Looks like you are doing a wonderful job on it. Pretty quilt.

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    i could only hope to do such a nice job - i agree that you are being too hard on yourself and most likey only seeing your mistakes.... take a step back and look at your accomplishments .. this is good quilting!!

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    We are often our own worst critics. I'm sure your parents will love and cherish this quilt. Put it away for a day or two, then take a fresh look at it. My bet is that it will look better to you in a couple of days.

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