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Thread: So excited, my FMQing is finally coming around

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    Super Member EmiliasNana's Avatar
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    So excited, my FMQing is finally coming around

    Got my Tiara II in the fall but only quilted one baby quilt before Christmas. It was paralyzing to try and think of patterns I could do and not ruin. Thanks to Feline Fanatic's suggestions I took the plunge on that quilt. It is listed under recently started threads in my profile under Bug quilt for entomologist's new baby. Since then I have done 5 more baby quilts. It is more rewarding for me to quilt an actual quilt, than practice on a muslin sandwich (I did one that was baby quilt size), but still use that sandwich to practice a few swirls or feathers to remember how. Here is my latest, a panel called: ABC Safari by Diane Eichler Design Studio by Studio e Fabrics. I didn't do any piecing or applique, just used the panel as is, quilted and bound. My stitches and patterns aren't perfect, but I can see progress, I'm learning along the way and having a blast! So don't be discouraged.......if I can do it, anyone can.
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    WOW! You did a fabulous job. I really like the quilt.
    Have a happy day,

    Fran

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    An artist is born! Beautiful quilt and quilting. I truly wish I could do that, but God only gave me some of the talents available to us in this world, and this isn't one that was included in the "Cathy Package". Mind you, I'm not complaining at all!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Looks great and I'll bet you had fun doing it. Your quilting really brought that panel to life. You give me hope. I'm still trying to talk myself into a sit down quilting machine.

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    You look like a pro to me, great job!

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    That is a very cute quilt.

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    I really like the elephant feathers. I seems you have a knack for putting just the right design where it belongs and looks good. People are going to envy your fmq soon.
    June

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    That is adorable! You are doing great with your FMQ.

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    I wish I could achieve such high standards as you. I will keep trying, but I get " brain" freeze and find I have trapped myself in a corner and can't stitch myself out! Sad really. Full of admiration and love your quilt.

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    Wow that is beautiful, your quilting just took that panel to a whole new level, well done
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    Great job!! Super cute panel!

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    Great job! I've been considering a sit down machine but I'm afraid I
    Couldn't do the FMQ

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    Love the quilt and your quilting. I am learning FMQ. Doing placemats. I'll have to try some cheater baby quilt panels. Your designs are great. You are very talented.

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    I really like your different patterns in each animal. So cute! You are doing great learning to fmq with your tiara.

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    I would say your FMQ has arrived! Very nice.
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    Fabulous! I am jealous. Guess I just have to keep practicing.

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    So cute! And looks like a lot of fun to do.

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    WOW, you are doing great!!!!
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    Very Artistc. I like it.

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    Oh EmiliasNana, you are doing awesome!!! You need to give yourself a lot more credit. I see great control. Look at how perfectly you managed to "ditch" the designs in the panel and those designs are not easy, especially those skinny letters. You outlined them right on the mark. You made a panel look like it was actually appliqued. You also did a great job keeping your fills inside each element. You are ready for quilting for others if you wanted to and definitely ready to quilt any top you may have that you thought you weren't "good enough" to do. You are most definitely good enough. And the best part.... You are having fun doing it and that relaxation and loss of fear shows. Now enter some shows because you got it girlfriend! Oh and I agree, it is much more gratifying to me as well to practice on a quilt than muslin.

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    Your FMQ is incredible you did an amazing job! If this is what you've accomplished after 5 quilts I can't wait to see what happens after 10. You should be so proud of yourself.
    Maria
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    You're quilting is beautiful! Wish mine was as good
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    How wonderful!! Your work is fantastic! I just love the way you quilted this!!

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    love the way you think with your quilting.
    Excellent and very nice

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    Darling quilt and quilting!
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