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    Red face Scribbling in free motion...

    I am finishing up charity quilts that other people donated for the diabetes auction for the kids and this is one I just finished this afternoon.
    I have been wanting to free motion flowers and so I gave myself permission to scribble in an effort to learn something new. I figured that kids first learning to write aren't all that great and go at it with great guns. So, why not have the same fun learning this? So I did. I have to say it was an absolute blast and I had so much fun. I get altogether too up tight sometimes trying to be so perfect with my quilting and sewing. I hope you are on a galloping horse. LOL.... Be kind, this is a first for me.
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    Hey, I don't see a thing wrong with it. I like it. Looks good to me.

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    You did a wonderful job............. want to come give lessons???

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    It is so fun to learn something new. Congrats.
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    ha,scribbles. That looks like the work of a skilled quilter. See below for a "proper" example of a scribble.

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    THAT'S how it's done!
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    You girls... Your being kind. Bless your hearts. I did this in an hour and had it finished and ready for the bin for the diabetes office. I guess I will have to start a new bin, this one is full.
    I originally thought I would tie it in an effort to get it finished quick. But, then I thought, no try the all over fmq'ing on it. It worked and I am happy with it. I suppose that is what counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa View Post
    ha,scribbles. That looks like the work of a skilled quilter. See below for a "proper" example of a scribble.

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    THAT'S how it's done!
    You did a great job lisa. What are you talking about? That must have taken a long time to do and plan.

    I am hoping the bidders think like you do though... LOL!
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    RedGarnet, I love your scribbling. It looks great.

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    If that is scribbling then you better come teach me. Your stitches look wonderful to me and such a bright cherry quilt. Kids would love those colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Hey, I don't see a thing wrong with it. I like it. Looks good to me.
    Same here...looks nice to me.

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    and that is how it's done. very good.
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    Looks good! No scribbling there

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    Hey, you did a wonderful job!!! You should by proud of yourself. Looks great.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    What fun. I hadn't thought of the child beginning to write and beginning scribbling a quilt. Very cool.
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    Looks good to me. I think I will relax and start scribbling instead of trying to make every move just the way it should be. I like to freemotion, I usually do squiggles, but sometime get carried away and they get so tight together that the piece gets stiff.

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    Your scribbling looks very good to me. Great job!!
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    i just quilted one that looked almost like the first one ......do a lot of donated ones and it is practice for me for when i get a good one to do .....and the kids really don't care if the fabric is cute

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    You did great

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    Very nice job

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    What a gorgeous job! I'm definately in the line of "where do I sign up for lessons"!

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    Your "scribbling" is wonderful. Wish I could it. lisalisa, mine is similar but bigger , but I am having fun again.
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    Its great!

    I recently forced myself to try pebbles on a quilt. Its always fun to learn shapes and patterns you haven't done before.

    I like your flowers. Have fun!!

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    Great quilt. You did a wonderful job. Some child will be very lucky to receive it .
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    I like what you did, it is nice to try new things every now and then. You can help some one else, and try something new, killing three birds with one stone.(number three is getting it done fast) LOL You did a good job, keep up the good work.
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    Love charity quilts that are "different" -- did one for the Relay for Life last year -- inscribed words of encouragement along with stippling -- laugh, love, read, sleep, relax, enjoy etc. -- only those who really looked at it found those extra little touches.

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