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Thread: FMQ Design for French Braid Accent Squares

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    Your design is very special and pretty.... I am sure that everyone would like to see any designs you develop.
    Thank You - & Happy Quilting ...
    HAPPY QUILTING - TENA

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    Thanks, this is very useful to me.
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    Wow - love your design and appreciate you being so generous to share the pattern and process. Thanks.
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    I love your design as well and would also love to see more of your work. Very inspirational for us 'newbies' who are starting out in the quilting world. Thanks you so much for sharing

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    Great idea, keep em coming! I'm always looking for new patterns to try, thank you : )

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    ​Thank you for sharing, you do beautiful work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heidikins View Post
    Thank you so much Wendy for sharing your ideas with us. Great directions and love the picture! It makes it so clear. I love this design. Please share more when you can. Personally, I could use all the help I can get when it comes to figuring out quilting inside blocks.
    I agree with all! Thank you very much for sharing with us! Your works is so great!
    A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    OK, so I'm not sure if this qualifies as a tutorial or not, but here goes...

    I spend quite a bit of time figuring out FMQing designs/motifs to use on my quilted pieces using my domestic machine. I only started FMQing 3 years ago or so, have spent a ton of time practicing in addition to quilting assorted quilt tops, tote bags/purses, table runners, and consider myself an "intermediate" level FMQuilter at this point. I've still got a lot to learn but feel like I'm developing my own preferences style.

    I want to share with you the process I went through to come up with a "new" design. Please let me know if you like to see this kind of information. If you all enjoy seeing it, I can post more as I work on projects...

    This is a design I made up and it evolved into what it is after spending a couple of hours designing/practicing with a pencil and sketch pad. (I know...this design is pretty simple...why did it take so long...LOL)

    Yesterday I pieced and sandwiched a french braid table runner for a wedding gift, quilted some of my favorite feathers up the "braids", and I've been working on coming up with a FMQing motif to use in the 2" accent squares. (I have it drawn up and will post a pick of it stitched out tonight or tomorrow on this same thread.)

    This first picture shows the process of drawing/stitching out the design a step at a time:

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    And this one is a sketch of the placement on the accent squares:
    Attachment 358428

    Feel free to copy and use as desired!
    Thank you. I love this and the way you show how it evolved. I need all the help I can get. I struggle with patterns as I can't seem to duplicate them as I feel is necessary.

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    Vary nice! Bring on the designs.

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    Thank you for sharing, I'm always looking for new ideas and that design you came up with is fantastic.

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    I am so-o-o challenged when it comes to FMQ!! Thanks so much for you help!! :-))

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    There is an app called doodle.ly that I love to practice fmq on......

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    Thank you so much!
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    Just what I needed to quilt my freindship braid.. Thank you !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckySt View Post
    Thank you for sharing, I'm always looking for new ideas and that design you came up with is fantastic.
    Ditto. Thank you!

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    Very pretty pattern! Thanks

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