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    Missouri Star

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    Default FMQ done on orange quilt

    Ok

    What is your opinion ?

    Total disaster ?
    or ok ?

    I am having such of love and hate relationship with this quilt due to the difficulty to fmq it the way that I originally wanted so now I do not know if I like it or not.

    Here are pictures.

    There are pebbles in the plus sign (or cross sign) and just some loop de loop in the black area.
    Nothing at all in the stars.
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    The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
    A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
    And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    I like it!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    I think you are just too close to this. So, put it on a slow boat with my name on it. I'm in love with it - but have been.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    It is just great! You did a great job!

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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    I like it........the variegated thread shows up pretty on the black fabric.
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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    I think it looks great - as all your quilts do! You have such an eye for color and design.
    Cyndi


    “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    Annika... your FMQ is wonderful,, i think you , like me are finding the "loops" the easiest for you... It is my comfort zone.. your loops look a lot better than some of mine...)
    I have one suggestion that worked for me... try doing your loops with one looping up, then the next looping down, it's a motion that comes pretty natural and makes the whole thing look pretty professional!!!! I love this quilt... especially the pattern and colors.... Hugs, GB
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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    Finished is better than perfect.

    Here are some thoughts that are meant to be constructive. If you truly have no FMQ stitching at all in the star I would be concerned about uneven shrinkage when the quilt is washed. That is a huge change in quilting density. You might want to check what the batting recommends for the minimum spacing. Adding an echoed triangle inside the pinwheels would solve that problem, and add some interesting contrast to all the curves. I bet that pebbles in the plus signs looks awesome. I love the texturing of peebles but use it sparingly as it takes me such a long long time. My eye is drawn to the variagted thread in the loop do loops which makes it even harder to see the lovely peeble texture.

    Did you know you can put cling wrap on your quilt and draw on the cling wrap to audition FMQ designs? That way you can try it before you make a commitment.
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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    I like it. It's a great pattern and I like it in the colors you used.
    No help with the quilting.... for me, the actual quilting is always the most difficult part of any project.

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    Default Re: FMQ done on orange quilt

    I think it's stunning. It's not what I'd normally pick on my own (pattern or colors) but it works beautifully and I love it :-)

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