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My first attempt!

Created in this Craftsy class

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

Your unfinished quilt tops are calling you. Become the confident quilter you long to be with Leah Day and Free Motion Quilting a Sampler!

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Romantic, Traditional, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, polyester wadding, polyester thread.

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What are you most proud of? The fact that I managed to negotiate the paisley quilting without too much difficulty. It doesn't stand close scrutiny, but the more I did the better it got and the easier I found it. I didn't quilt over the fairy in the middle, and it came out quite "puffy" - almost like trapunto, which was a pleasant surprise.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch Leah's demonstration carefully at least a couple of times before embarking on your precious quilt and don't be in too much of a hurry to get on with it. Play for a while with a practice quilt sandwich first - every stitch you do is another step in the right direction (or at least, I hope it is!).

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Wow! You sure jumped right in and did a great job! I have a Christmas gift to work on (and hopefully quilt) before I can do any more on my BOMs. Have to find time to watch Leah's videos and work up my nerve for FMQ..... Great job!

11/12/2012 Flag

Leah's video is very long - about 7 hours altogether, I think, so I doubt if you'll manage to get through that by Christmas! I certainly won't! Thank you for your kind comments.

11/13/2012 Flag

WOWEE! What a great first job at this style of FMQ Pat! Awesome job!

11/12/2012 Flag

Thank you, Tanya.

11/13/2012 Flag

I Think you did a good job. I'm getting inspired to do my sampler quilt of blocks of the month, 2012 when I finish, several Christmas quilts.

11/13/2012 Flag

Yes - this website is full of inspiration, isn't it?

11/13/2012 Flag

I, too, was surprised at how good my first paisley attempts looked...well, "good" is a relative term, but you know what I mean. I didn't do the BOM quilt, but I'm using this class just to become more familiar with FMQing....have to say it is addictive!

11/13/2012 Flag

Yes - Leah is full of new ideas that we can use for all sorts of projects - such fun!

11/13/2012 Flag

Beautiful job! I've been thinking about this class... now, after seeing all the beautiful work, I'm going to sign up! Great Job!!!

03/25/2013 Flag

Yes - do sign up for it! I learnt so much and am so glad that I did. And do post the results so that we can all admire them, won't you? Thank you for your kind comments.

04/05/2013 Flag