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Old 09-10-2011, 06:41 PM
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This quilt is for my sister in law who hinted that she would love her very own quilt for Christmas, after she had complimented me on my first quilt. I asked what she wanted and she wanted to be able to curl up with it on the couch and that her favorite colors were pink and green. She said she loved everything I've made so whatever I picked would be good! How could I resist after that kind of compliment? Pattern is a Jacob's Ladder with 6 different fabrics from Micheal Miller Gypsy Bandana. Second quilt I've pieced, first time for FMQ. I am really proud of the border quilting!

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Old 09-10-2011, 06:44 PM
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Really your first FMQ! Awesome, I am so jealous - I haven't the guts to try it yet. Loving the colors - I like bold statement fabrics and this is perfect. Your sister will LOVE it!
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Absolutley gorgeous, love those colors!! I made a baby quilt with those same colors and I think they go good with each other.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by butterflies5518
Really your first FMQ! Awesome, I am so jealous - I haven't the guts to try it yet. Loving the colors - I like bold statement fabrics and this is perfect. Your sister will LOVE it!
Opps, forgot to say she did just get it today(didn't want her to miss any snuggle time) and she called and gushed about it!
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:48 PM
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Very nice! Glad she loved it!
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:52 PM
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It is beautiful! The first picture, from a distance, the blocks looked like a printed panel, and I was WOWED when I saw how well you achieved the blending of those pinks. I am so happy to hear that she gushed over it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:59 PM
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So pretty!! I really love the pattern you chose. I love the gypsy bandana prints! I used some this summer (in clothing). I have some scraps left, but I think I'll need more for a quilt!!.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:10 PM
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what a lucky sil!! very pretty quilt and your fmq is really nice.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:11 PM
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About the FMQ, I say just go for it! I did watch a lot of youtube videos and did research. I also think I avoided a lot of tension and drag problems by buying quilting gloves, the supreme slider(I have since added vinyl on the sewing table and ironing board to help with the bulk of the quilt) and the Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers. I had 3 thread snarls on the back of the whole quilt and that was it. Just start with something you don't really care about, like practice sandwiches or a panel.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ladypetite
It is beautiful! The first picture, from a distance, the blocks looked like a printed panel, and I was WOWED when I saw how well you achieved the blending of those pinks. I am so happy to hear that she gushed over it.
Well, they were from a collection so they all just went together. it is a fairly busy and wild quilt, but I think it works. Specially for her,I would have made myself something a little more calming. Thanks for the WOW! :mrgreen:
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