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Thread: Practicing my FMQ - tabletopper

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    Practicing my FMQ - tabletopper

    I just finished this table topper (actually its a lapquilt - but fits perfect on my large coffee table) - I made myself FMQ without taking any of the quilting out. Normally, I would be beating myself up over the quilting - I really want to do better and I know this is the only way. Now that I am done - you really don't notice all the flaws - so I am learning and part of that is acceptance. So here it is:
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    nice quilting..

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    I think the quilting is great. You are too hard on yourself!!!

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    Looks fine to me!!! I am in the middle of teaching myself to machine quilt and I do a lot of tearing out. When the project is finished, you are right, the flaws do not show up. In all realty the flaws do not show to anyone but you. That is unless you send them to the "Quilt Police" (and no one does that LOL). Your work is beautiful and will only get better....Hang in there
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    Im 53,beenhand quilting since I'm 7.
    I need t learn machine,i do it all by hand
    Congrats to you for jumping in.
    And a great job too.

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    Very very nice.
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    Very Nice, I too, have to just jump in and "do it." Would love to have a LA do my stuff, but I don't ever want to wait to see the complete finished project. You did great.
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    I think it really looks good. a nice variety.
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    And you will become better and better the more you do. Your quilting looks great You also have to remember we look at things as a whole when we looks at someone's quilt. That individual little wiggle you didn't like, we don't even see. I love the colors in your quilt too
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    Keep up the good work! You did a great job!

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    Good for you just jumpin in there! And it looks great, too! I tried to FMQ on a border; even after practicing on a couple square sandwiches, and it was awful; I had to rip it out. I guess I'll just have to keep trying and maybe someday mine will look good like yours.
    ​Krysti

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    Looks great. Alot better than what I have tried.

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    beautiful. I feel the same way when i am FMQ. I like how you said acceptance is part of the process. Love it.

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    I think it looks great!

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    I love this little quilt! The fabrics are wonderful! And your FMQing is fabulous! Cut yourself so slack!
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    Well done - nice and even and flowing.

    There seems to be something about FMQ that makes me break into a sweat. I need to think about the design for a couple of days and trace it out in my head before I make a start.

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    I think you did a great job with the FMQ!!
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    Wish I could do that good!!!!

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    I love your fmq! I too, dove right in doing my quilting on each of the quilts I've made. I hate the mistake areas, but I'm probably the only one who stares at those areas. My beginning quilts are also my beginng fmq projects. Each one does seem to improve. Thank's for sharing.
    Mavis

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    You did a wonderful job!!!

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    love the Greek Key in that lower-right block!!
    Liz / Calgary

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    It looks awesome and I'm so glad you're using it. I think you did a fine job on it!

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    Good for you!!!!
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    Pretty good practicing there!!
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