Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Looping


I keep on looping :-) I was bit worried about getting a lot of puckers as those unquilted parts seems more loose but it's going all right. Sure I made some puckers but I can live with that.


My quilting is getting better but it still needs a lot of practice. This is about gaining confidence and "I can do it" attitude rather than perfection. That first try quilting is still making me smile. I think it's totally ridiculous.


This is where I'm at. I had to go and buy some thread as I didn't have all those colors. Some of the thread I used turned out to be really shitty and after number of breakages I fully understand the importance of a good quality thread. Sure I read it many times but I always need to try for myself anyway. Not the best way to live by but yes I have a bit doubting Thomas personality.


The thread either broke completely or I ended up with messy thing around the needle so I couldn't move with it any further.


This is really a good learning experience and yes next time I FMQ I'll take matching thread with the background and I won't play brave enough to tackle contrasting thread on white background, lol.


Plus I'll be watching the fabric ends. I think I made it on both sides of the quilt. It'll be trimmed out later on so not a big deal but good learning experience.


The end is near and I really would like to finish it. At least the quilting part before moving on to something else. I bought batting for my triangle quilt so I'm all set to start on that one too. As I choose some infantile super cute polar fleece for backing the quilting will be really simple. Probably just diagonal lines only.


Molli Sparkles

You might have read the post by sparkly Molli so I'm adding the button to my blog as well. I do appreciate all the lovely comments you usually leave but if you don't like something you have the permission to tell me. Doesn't have to be quilting related. You can tell me that my English is crappy but please point me to the mistakes I make otherwise I won't learn anything.

You can be sure that if I make a comment on your blog stating "I love it" I truly mean it. I try to always come up with something positive and if I can't I pass. I probably keep on doing that. There are also days when I don't feel like commenting at all. There are few bloggers to whom I'm able to tell my opinion even if it's not on sweet tune but I "know" them for a while and we usually exchange few emails afterwards. It is not about going around the blogland and telling people mean comments. Just keep it real.

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20 comments:

  1. Good to know (about the honesty) -and I agree. I genuinely LOVE what you did with the quilting here! You made a great choice with the contrasting thread. I also had to learn that thread quality lesson the hard way. =/

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  2. Cool quilting! It will be awesome when finished!

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  3. Ooh this is delightful so far, Vera! Love the design and how you worked with so many thread colors : )

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  4. I am very inspired by your can do attitude, and your willingness to show us what you're learning :-) this is going to be a great piece!

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  5. This is looking awesome! I checked in last week. Is it getting easier?!

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  6. Your quilting looks fabulous, even with a few puckers. I figure you have to work from where you are today in order to improve, right?

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  7. Puckers magically go unnoticeable when you wash the quilt - ask me how I know! Keep at it, lookin' good!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the fmq adventure, Vera. Yes , it does take practice and even the thread issue is all a part of the learning. You should be proud of that piece. I truly do love that infantile fleece for backing your triangle quilt. It's going to be sew snugly!!!

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  9. Oh I love this! I'm a big fan of contrasting thread, and I love your colors and quilting here! My machine sometimes does that EXACT thing, so frustrating!

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  10. The quilting is looking awesome, Vera!! Keep on looping :)

    -Soma

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  11. It is looking a lot better than you think it is :-)

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  12. I'm the same - if I don't have something positive to say, I just don't leave a comment. Though no comment from me does not mean I hate it! I often don't have time to comment on all the blogs I'd like to. I can't decide whether I want to declare my blog open for criticism. I do get some criticism, it's almost always phrased nicely and is constructive, so that's fine, but I don't think I want people telling me they hate what I've made... I think I'd rather not know!
    I love what you've done with the quilting, and I think it's great with the coloured thread, if you'd used white for the background quilting, I think it would have lost the impact.

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  13. I love that you are willing to practice your FMQ on such a gorgeous patchwork piece. I think it will all come together in the end, and will be a great reminder to you when you look back, of how you started :-) and that polar bear fleece is super cute!

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  14. You're improving so much! I think this a great (and gorgeous) reminder of practice makes perfect - with quilting and second languages :D.

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  15. Vyvíjí se to moc pěkně. A s těmi nitěmi.... Já už na prošívání jen dobré a někdy mi funguje, nahoru lepší a dolů horší. Ale když se to trhá, tak taky prskám. Ono je pravda, že i každý stroj má rád "své" značky. Pamatuji si, že se mi trhala i Madeira a to jen při rovném prošívání.

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  16. Loved your terminology on kindness with words. We all have learning curves, good and bad days. I appreciate you being real as I'm learning along w you.

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    1. Thank you! You should check your settings as you appear as no-reply. There is a button on my side bar if you want to find out how to fix it ;-)

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  17. I love seeing your journey in learning to master fmq! It will be gorgeous when you finish it. I don't have the patience for all of that looping...

    Susie

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  18. I appreciate you sharing your learning curve with FMQ. It's been fun watching you improve with each section. We should celebrate our learning curves......and all our other curves, as well.

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  19. Thank you for sharing the good with the bad. I think everyone who blogs does it to teach, to learn, to share, whether more or less practiced. I thought at first you were pebbling, the loops give the effect but may be easier, I usually do my loops more elongated but this is a nice pattern. I have done that with the backing as well, on my last quilt I left both binding and backing about 2 inches bigger than the quilt and pinned right to the edge so it would stay out of the way, which worked perfectly, plus most of my backing trimmings were actually big enough to use for binding, so I suggest you try that.

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