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Thread: One of my WIPs - first attempt at FMQ

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    Junior Member rainbow quilter's Avatar
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    I started this a few years ago and pick it up every now and then in between other projects. The pattern called for raw edge applique, but I did traditional hand applique and finally finished a few weeks ago.

    I started this as a project to teach myself free-motion quilting and this is what I've done so far. It will probably be Christmas 2012 until I can hang it since I have Christmas quilts to make for gifts before I can finish this one.

    The color of the center poinsettia is too light, I think, so may try another new technique, fabric painting, to color it.

    Thanks for checking them out!

    a basket of poinsettias
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    close-up (with a stray thread floating across)
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    Three down, a lot more to go
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    It's beautiful and your FMQ looks great as well.

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    You are doing a beautiful job on those flowers.

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    I like it. One good thing with quilting you can always pick up where you have stopped i bet you are looking forward to the end project. Keep going looks great :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by capucine
    I like it. One good thing with quilting you can always pick up where you have stopped i bet you are looking forward to the end project. Keep going looks great :thumbup:
    Thanks :)

    I am looking forward to the end of it - I'm usually a "start something, power through until it's done, then move on to something else" type quilter, but this has been one of the most protracted projects ever!

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    It looks great so far!

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    Lovely..as is your FMQ..... great work

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    Thats very pretty, good job.

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    You are doing a super job. Thanks for sharing.

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    Gorgeous.

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    I like the look of the pale one in the centre, it draws your eye in. Well done, it looks fabulous and the FMQ is great too.

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    The light-colored one makes it look more realistic. Although, if it bothers you, painting is effective and fun. Your work is beautiful.

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    Looking good

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    I love poinsettias and I LOVE yours that quilting really makes them life like....nice job!!

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    You doing a great job.

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    Your first attempt? I am seriously jealous then..lol

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    great!

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    Absolutely Beautiful! Thank you for sharing
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    Very very nice!

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    Beautiful

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    Beautiful Poinsettas !! Don't be so critical of yourself - flowers come in all shades ! I think its very well done !

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    wow

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    Ohhhh, this is lovely!
    What is the name of the pattern?

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    Those are awesome, nice work!!

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    Great job

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