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QuiltnNan 12-27-2017 06:21 AM

First FMQ attempt
 
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I finally got brave enough to try real FMQ on a real quilt. I am using my new open toe foot. And it wasn't that hard to do. Looks like I still need practice LOL

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Mousie 12-27-2017 06:33 AM

I think it's pretty good for a first try :).
I'm not brave enough to try a flower, lol.
I'm still SITD and outlining things, but I've got a quilt that needs more
than just the basics.
Maybe I'll find some of that courage in the busy parts, to help
with some skinny seams.
We all got to plunge in sometime! ;)

ruthrings 12-27-2017 06:38 AM

I love using FMQ on panels or following the design in the print. It's a great way to practice. I just did one that has some birds on it. It makes them stand out. I think the trickiest part of FMQ is having smooth curves.

sewbizgirl 12-27-2017 07:10 AM

That's pretty wonderful for a first attempt!

Mousie 12-27-2017 08:12 AM

I think so too, sewbiz, bc flowers are supposed to look textured.
Now to get my own project to look that good.
This is a closeup. Very inspiring, love the center.

Watson 12-27-2017 08:14 AM

I think that looks great!

Watson

joyce888 12-27-2017 10:04 AM

Great job!

Tartan 12-27-2017 11:23 AM

Looking good!

Boston1954 12-27-2017 11:24 AM

That is striking! It really makes the daisy pop.

retiredteacher09 12-27-2017 11:31 AM

Way to go!

I’m still not brave enough to do much of it but I have a quilt block from my LQS that needs some FMQ on the stems and flowers. Luckily, it’s a small amount. Lol!

Connie

zozee 12-27-2017 11:41 AM

Good start, Nan, and kudoes for being brave and just doing it. Definitely takes a lot of practice to build muscle memory, get into a rhythm, remember to breathe and not hold a death grip on the fabric. It's getting more fun for me every time, but I was sweating on my first "real" attempt.

JuneBillie 12-27-2017 12:09 PM

Nancy that looks good. :)

QuiltnNan 12-27-2017 12:11 PM

Thanks for all the kind words and kudos. It would be great to know that I've inspired some others to just go for it. The completed quilt was just posted here: https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...ml#post7970428

jlt37869 12-27-2017 02:33 PM

Looks good.

Teen 12-27-2017 03:45 PM

If this is a first attempt, I can't imagine what your work will be like in 2-3 quilts from now. Excellent!

Jordan 12-27-2017 03:52 PM

I think it is a great job. Keep up the good work.

Tweety2911 12-27-2017 04:29 PM

Your first attempt is terrific!

DJ 12-27-2017 04:47 PM

Wonderful job! Just go for it!

fred singer 12-27-2017 05:31 PM

looks really nice

Jingle 12-27-2017 06:10 PM

Very nice FMQ. Just doing it is all it takes.

I take turns with two machines. One foot pedal is easier to use. I just need to quilt on the Juki and piece on the other.

BrendaK 12-28-2017 12:50 AM

Kudos to you. You did something I haven't been able to do. You are on your way. BrendaK

copycat 12-28-2017 03:32 AM

You are off to a marvelous start! I like how you did your flower petals and your spiral in the center looks great.

jmoore 12-28-2017 04:23 AM

If that is your first try at FMQ, you’re on your way to stitching wonderful things. You seem to have the knack already.

quilterpurpledog 12-28-2017 04:50 AM

It appears that you are on your way to success with a new facet of quilting. There is so much printed and filmed about FMQ. There is no shortage of information. It is like swimming-you have to get wet to do it. I really love to do FMQ. But, each of us has to find our own way to do it; machines, foot, sliders or no sliders, hoops or no hoops, gloves or no gloves. Try them to see what works for you. But, keep going. You are definitely on the right track. Happy quilting!

Kris P 12-28-2017 05:15 AM

I'd say you did very well.. !

rryder 12-28-2017 05:26 AM

That looks great!

MaryKatherine 12-28-2017 05:33 AM

That's how we all started. Keep up the great, Brave work!

Beehiveof9 12-28-2017 05:59 AM

You did great!

QuiltnNan 12-28-2017 06:03 AM

thanks for the kind comments and the encouragement

EmiliasNana 12-28-2017 06:20 AM

I think starting is always the hardest part. Your first attempt is wonderful. Don't be so hard on yourself. As you can see on your finished project, it looks great and adds a lot of texture to the flowers. The recipient won't have their nose two inches from the quilt to inspect. Keep going, you have done the hard part.

MtnMama1955 12-28-2017 08:32 AM

You did a great job for a first attempt. Keep practicing!!! You will get better with every project!! The texture you created is great!! Keep on FMQ!!!

sJens 12-28-2017 11:33 AM

Your FMQ looks great.

DresiArnaz 12-28-2017 11:49 PM

That is outstanding!

It doesn't look like your first time.

: )

momsbusy 12-29-2017 06:47 AM

You did a great job! Keep it up!

Innov8R 12-29-2017 08:32 AM

Curves are my biggest obstacle as I learn to FMQ. I actually like to do them when they turn out well, but have not gotten that steady hand thing down yet. I love the courage QuiltnNan has to attempt so many small curves and Share it with others. I think it looks great.

RuthiesRetreat3 12-29-2017 09:31 AM

Shoot, gal. You're doing so much better than I do, and I've been doing it for a few years now. Good job!!

just janet 12-29-2017 03:44 PM

Good Job, you wouldn't want to see my first attempt! Went back to straight line quilting on the machine. I still do a lot of hand quilting though. I find it quite relaxing.

Becky's Crafts 12-30-2017 05:47 AM

I think you did a great job! You've given the daisy dimension and it's lovely!

tscweaves 12-30-2017 07:11 PM

I love that flower! It is great, you are off to a wonderful start!

Cybrarian 12-31-2017 06:15 AM

Well done!!


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