Free Motion Fantasy Blog Hop

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Welcome to my stop on the Free Motion Fantasy Blog Hop! I'm sharing lots of pictures in this post, but be sure to stick around to the end - there's a giveaway!

Baby items made with Free Motion Fantasy fabrics

When I saw the Free Motion Fantasy fabrics by Amanda Murphy, I was immediately in love! Amanda created the line specifically for using it for free motion quilting. Every print correlates to a free motion quilting design!

Since I'm 36 weeks pregnant with kiddo #3, I have baby on the brain! Right away, I knew I wanted to try making a quilted baby changing mat. Benartex generously sent me the fabrics for the changing mat, and a few extra too!

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics by Amanda Murphy for Benartex

To start, I made a paper template of the shape I wanted for my changing mat. I based it off a store-bought one that we have used with our previous children. I had to change the size slightly though, as the Heat-N-Bond Iron-On Vinyl is only 17" wide.

Heat-n-Bond iron-on vinyl turns any fabric into water-resistant fabric!

I cut the fabrics for the inside and outside of the mat slightly wider and longer than the template. I applied the iron-on vinyl to the inside fabric - Flying Geese in White. This product is clear and turns the fabric into a water-resistant fabric! I pin basted the outside fabric - the Feature fabric in Aqua - with two layers of Warm & Natural batting but with no backing fabric (I didn't want to quilt through the vinyl fabric). I used tape to mark the approximate area that I would need to quilt based on my template.

I had planned to do all the quilting with my new longarm, but the fabric designs are a bit small for what I thought I could do accurately (Amanda Murphy does make some great fabric for longarm free motion practice though too!). I wanted to be able to be up close and personal with the fabric to be able to quilt some of the more intricate designs, so I decided to use my domestic machine (a Juki TL-2010Q) for all the sewing and quilting with these projects.

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat

Then I free-motion quilted the feature fabric following the designs in the fabric. I used Aurifil 50wt Shining Green #5017. It's so great to be able to do so many free-motion designs, but have the help of a pattern to follow!

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat
Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat
Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat

Once quilted, I used the template to cut both the quilted panel and the vinyl inside fabric to the right shape.

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat
Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat

I used my walking foot to stitch around the outside edge to secure both pieces together.

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat

I used a piece of the feature fabric to make two pockets. I just hemmed both ends of the fabric, and placed it where I wanted it.

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat

I also used my walking foot to stitch a straight line through all layers (including the vinyl fabric this time) in each place I wanted the mat to fold.

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat

Then I cut bias binding from the Flying Geese in Magenta fabric and sewed it to the mat using Aurifil 50wt Medium Lavender #2540.

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat
Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! The double batting makes the quilting texture amazing (plus it will give extra cushion when baby is laying on it!).

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat
Free Motion Fantasy fabrics quilted baby changing mat

I think I will add just a bit of Velcro to keep it closed, but don't have any on hand. (An excuse to go to the quilt shop!)

Once the changing mat was finished, I still had other fabric to play with! I decided to make a nursing cover - something I've made for each baby (but hadn't made for this baby yet!).

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics nursing cover

From just one yard of the Teal On a String fabric, I cut a 26"x38" rectangle and two 2 1/2" x 20" pieces for straps. I hemmed all four sides of the rectangle and sewed the strap pieces into tubes. After turning, I sewed the straps onto the main rectangle about 12" from each end. Then I just tied the straps into a bow, and it's ready to use!

I still had some of the iron-on vinyl left, so decided to try making a wet bag. A wet bag is a zippered pouch with a water-resistant lining. They can be used to hold wet swim suits after the pool, or dirty cloth diapers until laundry time. We use them a lot at our house!

I prepped the inside fabric (this time Bricks in Sky Blue) with the iron-on vinyl and cut the exterior pieces from On a String in Cobalt. I had a navy zipper that would work well, and Aurifil 50wt Bright Teal #1320. I also cut a strip from the Bricks fabric to use as a strap.

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics

Loosely f
ollowing the tutorial here, I made a wetbag that measures 13"x16" - perfect for throwing in the diaper bag on the go! I added a snap to the strap so it would be a loop for hanging on a door knob or snapping around a stroller handle. I want to make many more of these now!

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics wet bag

But I still had fabric left! I really wanted to try making a quilted diaper bag, but I just couldn't find a pattern for one I loved. I decided to make something I would love making instead - a quilt!

I cut four of the fabrics (the Feature print in Blue, Bricks in Purple, Pebbles in Blue Pale, and On a String in Cobalt) into WOF strips and sewed them together for a quick quilt top. This time, I wanted the fabric and quilting to be the focus of the quilt - not the design of the quilt.

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics

I pin basted the top with two layers of batting and a remnant of Hand Drawn Lines backing fabric that I bought from Connecting Threads.


Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby quilt

Then I quilted the life into it.

I started by quilting the center feature fabric print with Aurifil 50wt Bright Teal #1320 on my domestic machine.


Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby quilt

Next, I used my walking foot to quilt straight lines on the purple bricks with Aurifil 50wt Medium Lavender #2540.


Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby quilt

Using Aurifil 50wt White #2024, I quilted the pebbles next.


Free motion quilting on a baby quilt

Last, I switched back to the Aurifil 50wt Bright Teal #1320 to quilt the On a String fabric. (I cheated and only did the circles on every fourth row.)


Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby quilt

I used the Pebbles in Pale Blue fabric for 2 1/4" binding (and machine stitched it on like usual).


Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby quilt

The finished quilt has such an amazing weight and texture! I sure wish you could feel the texture from the pictures!


Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby quilt

I really can't express how much I enjoyed quilting the Free Motion Fantasy fabrics! The fabric is beautiful - and also helps you free motion quilt!

I'm also excited to have several custom things ready for baby!

I still have a few scraps left over - and I am already looking forward to using them!


Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby quilt


Be sure to visit the other stops on the blog hop so you can see what the other designers created too! (Plus there are more giveaways!)

Monday 8/20 - Blog Hop Introduction

Tuesday 8/21 - Debby at Debby Kratovil Quilts

Wednesday 8/22 - Jayne at Twiggy and Opal AND Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts (that's me!)

Thursday 8/23 - Sandra at MMM Quilts AND Lisa at Color My World

Friday 8/24 - Amanda Murphy's Virtual Trunk Show

Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby items


Now for the giveaway! Giveaway closed.

Benartex is generously offering a fat quarter bundle of the Free Motion Fantasy fabrics to give away! Just leave a comment on this post telling me how you feel about free motion quilting. Are you a Nervous Nellie or Eager Beaver? (And PLEASE leave your email address in your comment if you are a no-reply commenter. Otherwise I won't be able to contact you if you win!) (Giveaway is US only and ends 8/26.)



Free Motion Fantasy fabrics baby quilt


Disclaimer: Giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Blogger. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Blogger of responsibility, and agree to Blogger's terms of use. No purchase necessary to win. Open to legal residents in the contiguous US only that are 18+ years of age. Giveaway starts at 12:00am CST August 22, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm CST on August 26, 2018. One winner will receive a fat quarter bundle of Free Motion Fantasy fabrics with a retail value of approximately $25. Odds of winning determined by number of eligible entries received. How to enter: leave a comment on this blog post. One comment per person. Duplicate comments will be deleted. Winner will be chosen by random.org on August 27, 2018 from all eligible entries and notified by email. If winner can not be reached via email or prize is unclaimed after three days, a new winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner is responsible for paying any taxes related to the prize. By entering this giveaway, you release Slice of Pi Quilts from any liability whatsoever. Void where prohibited by law.

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120 comments:

  1. Definitely the nervous nellie. I am just starting to play.

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  2. I am still a nervous nellie, but hoping to moving become an eager beaver soon!

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  3. I'm always nervous to start the actual quilting, until I get started. After that I'm all in. I rarely rip quilting stitches. I figure the ultimate purpose is to hold the layers together. So if it's not perfect, and it never is, what difference does it really make. Congrats on the new baby!

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  4. I am a very nervous Nellie when it comes to free motion quilting! I am so afraid I am going to mess up the quilt top and not be able to fix it. These fabrics look so fun for learning!

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  5. You can label me a nervous nellie. I always promise myself I will doodle and then practice on some small pieces, but I don't and always go back to using my walking foot.
    petuniakr@aol.com

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  6. Wow!! You really made some beautiful and useful items! The fabric is lovely and the fact that it could help this nervous Nellie would be a bonus! Thanks for the giveaway.
    mango5358athotmaildotcom

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  7. Congratulations! I love the baby mat. I've make tons of bibs and burp cloths, now I have something new to add to the mix. Definitely a nervous nellie. I've practiced but never felt comfortable actually FMQ an actual quilt. Like Kathy, I go back to my walking foot. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  8. Congrats on #3! Definitely a nervous Nellie as I am new to quilting! Love all your projects, you have been busy! The colors are beautiful, now time to rest! Thank you, Susan

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  9. Wow... I was trying to figure out what to give my brother and his wife for their new daughter. I definitely have to make the changing mat.... Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful items you made.

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  10. Your changing mat is beautiful and practical! I will keep this mind as an awesome gift for a new mom. As for free motion quilting, I feel comfortable with stippling, but not much beyond that. I love the idea of this fabric with a print to follow!

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  11. What a beautiful set of useful items for your baby! I'm a nervous nellie when it comes to free motion quilting - but one of these days I'll get better at it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Laura, you really blew this one out of the water with your fantastic projects! I am drooling over your detailed quilting! The new baby will be welcomed into this world with such wonderful cuddly pieces! I am a bit less than "OK" with FMQ. I've tried, I've practiced, I've done some on projects, but I'm never really pleased with the outcome. I'm happier using my walking foot and using straight line or wavy stitches. Maybe someday.... duchick at gmail dot com

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  13. I love to free motion quilt and the Bernina Stitch Regulator mskes it so easy!

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  14. Definitely a nervous Nellie about free motion quilting..................you want straight lines -- no problem -- I can do that all day long. Love the items you made and the fabric looks gorgeous. Nadine Willis N. Cali rnwillis@velotech.net

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  15. Eager Beaver...reporting for duty. What am I doing this morning? Basting a quilt. What did I set up my machine for last night? FMQ!

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  16. Halfway between nervous nellie and eager beaver haha! I start out with these grand ideas and intricate patterns and once I get going turn into nervous nellie about possibly destroying my quilt.

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  17. Another nervous Nellie here but love to see your creative work & color combos. Best wishes on the lil' one. rozz01atcoxdotnet

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  18. How nice to have things for the new baby! I would love to try that fabric for FMQ. I was thinking about the vinyl the other day when things were sweating from the humidity. I am going to make a few for my table for the summer..kind of the reverse of a hot pad!

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  19. Free motion - not yet. To many tension issues. I like how you sewed around the design in the pattern to get your free motion design. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  20. I love the quilting you did - it is exquisite!!!! I love FMQ but sometimes it is hard to get me started but once initiated I am hot to trot to get the quilting done! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  21. Loved the idea of the pad and nursing cover, wish we had grandchildren to make these for. The fabrics shown are very nice, they have pretty designs and are cheerful in some of my favorite colors. I like the placement of the back of the folded pad, the circle of the design could be embroidered with a name or phrase. Pretty nice!

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  22. Your projects are Awesome, and soooo pretty!! Great job!! I am sooo much of a Nervous Nellie :/ here..but practicing more..and will soon try a bigger project :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way...and for sharing how you made you baby things too..

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  23. LOVE those blues and greens. I am kept busy making clothes and things for my 15 mo old granddaughter, which she loves. Sounds like you have your hands full with 2 boys and another one on the way. Good luck. Thanks for the opportunity of winning some beautiful fabric.

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  24. What a great quilt! Love the way you used and quilted the print. I like to FMQ, but I take such a long time to finish a quilt top that every time I want to do some I have to learn all over again.

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  25. Wow, you've been busy! I'm somewhere between nervous and eager. I struggle with what to quilt, but once I decide, I'm fine. This fabric does lend itself to FMQ, I'd like to try it!

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  27. I would say I'm a Nervous Nellie. I tried it once and it was a total failure. I like the blue accent in your quilting. shades000 at gmail dot com

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  28. I am an experienced quilter but still a nervous Nellie when it comes to free motion quilting! My big hands just do not co operate!! Love your baby attire here.. every mother should have this set! super job.. dorothyrholt@gmail.com

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  29. I've had a longarm for a long time, but before each project I'm still a nervous nellie! Afterwards I wonder what the big fuss was!

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  30. I am very very nervous about free motion. I spend some much time piecing a quilt top that the thought of just randomly stitching across all ot my work makes me so scared. Leisaaburke@ gmail.com

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  31. I don't think I'll ever be an eager beaver, but I keep on trying.

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  32. I admire anyone who can do the quilting and especially free motion. I've tried, but only on small things. The quilt is beautiful!

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  33. Not quite an eager beaver, but free motion is becoming easier all the time (it is ruler work where I am a nervous Nellie novice). You really have made some wonderful items in preparation for the baby.

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  34. I am in the nervous nellie camp, but I'm getting over that by making kennel quilts. I remind myself that the dogs don't care what the quilting looks like and that helps me practice with a bit less self-consciousness.

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  35. Nervous Nellie here! I've done a couple with straight lines but nothing circular yet :-)

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  36. Everything you made is just gorgeous! What gorgeous fabrics! (I am a nervous Nellie.)

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  37. Thank you so much for sharing all of your fabulous projects with us! My Niece just had her second baby and I have been stitching like crazy and having a blast making items for her and the baby. I am a Nervous Nellie, I avoid it as often as I can!

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  38. I'm comfortable with free motion quilting and have some favorite motifs I regularly use. That lavendar print in the baby quilt is great. Good luck with the new baby.
    Pat

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  39. I love free motion quilting. I want to do all of a quilt myself - cutting, piecing and quilting. I'm still operation under "finished is better than perfect."

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  40. Nervous about starting but getting braver with my quilting. Thanks for sharing all your baby projects. When my daughters had their boys I made all kind of baby things. This year I made them each a quilt with pieced fish for our annual fishing trip together. Scott_3508@netins.net

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  41. I've recently become more adept at free motion quilting designs other than squiggles, but am still hesitant to trying the rulers! Your baby things are great and inspiration for some up-coming new babies in the family.

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  42. I start off nervous...always worried about tension...then dive right into it. All your baby projects turned out adorable!

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  43. Nervous Nellie for sure. I mostly imagine myself being good at it, but still haven't tried!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  44. You are such a prolific quilter and I love seeing your work. Very inspiring.
    An eager beaver here. I have practiced on several items before such as potholders and baby quilts. Practice is the thing that helps me get better.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Free motion makes me nervous!

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  46. I think free motion quilting on a domestic machine is back breaking but, on rented time on a long arm-- a way to quickly finish a quilt
    sharongalli(at)gmail (d0t)com

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  47. Definitely a nervous nelly. Have just started doing curvy lines with my walking foot. Love the colors and patterns of yhe fabric and your creativity with them.
    slmyck@hotmail.com

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  48. so nervous!!! have only tried it on small scraps and it is not looking very promising. Your change mat is stunning by the way. The fabrics are all wonderful!!! djwiginton@yahoo.com

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  49. Congratulations on the new baby. All of your projects are really adorable.
    I am definitely a nervous nelly when it comes to free motion quilting.

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  50. I am a “Eager Beaver” that is nervous about free motion quilting but willing to try anything. Thank you for the look at your beautiful made projects made from the beautiful fabrics. They will come in handy for sure. Good luck with your new little blessing!

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  52. I'm still learning free motion. I'm nervous and excited. Practice is the key. Joanrob8@aol.com

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  53. I'm a nervous Nelly, BUT I just got a new machine and my confidence is growing!

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  54. On my domestic, nervous Nellie, on my long arm eager beaver. As my 4 year old grandson would say "just keep practicing".

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  55. I love all the projects you did and the fabric is so yummy. I love to free motion quilt and try new things....just have to do lots of thinking. This fabric would make it so easy...let the fabric do the work!! Great projects.

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  56. So pretty! I really need more practice with free motion quilting!

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  57. I'm a little bit of both. I have really enjoyed the simple FMQ I have done, but I'm scared of trying anything more challenging because I dont want to mess up any good fabric (and who has time to just practice!?).

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  58. I don't enjoy FMQ on a standard sewing machine. Every time I have tried it, I haven't been happy with my results. I really wanted to drive the machine instead of move the quilt sandwich so I purchased a longarm and enjoy freehanding but I am not so talented as some and find I tend to do meandering with some basic variations to coordinate with the different quilts I make.

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  59. I'm always nervous about free motion quilting, but love how much it brings a quilt to life. Love seeing all the things you are making for #3!!

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  60. I'm getting more confident with my free motion quilting. After I figured out that it doesn't have to be perfect, I have gotten better.

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  61. A little nervous about free motion work but trying to practice.

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  62. Great projects, thanks for sharing. I love free motion quilting, I have been practicing all summer, and I have certainly seen improvement. I guess that everyone is correct when they say to 'practice, practice, practice'. ;)
    dragonfly9716(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. I am very hesitant to try free motion quilting. I have taken a class but it is still outside my comfort zone.

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  64. I’m definitely an eager beaver with Free-motion Quilting. I love all of your projects, especially the wet bag. I love the way it turned out.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  65. I am a nervous Nellie. but a lightbulb went off today as I realized I have never freemotion quilted well on my newer Pfaff. I love the way it works with a walking foot but I am going back to my Huskie where I got better results. Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  66. I am still learning FMQ, but would call myself an eager beginner at this point. I took the plunge and got a longarm this year YEA!!

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  67. Eager beaver but I have been doing it for a few years -- love doing it on wall hangings and baby quilts but usually farm out the big creations to long arm quilters as a business. Many times I use the fabric to inspire the quilting patterns. And we have had some good trunk shows from domestic machine quilters at our guild meetings that inspire and encourage.

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  68. Eager beginner. I love practicing I keep batting and muslin by my machine all,the time. Drhodes9@cox.net. Your projects are perfect.

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  69. I'm not a nervous Nellie or an eager beaver, kind of in between. Looks like you're all ready to welcome Baby #3 into the world with some amazing items.

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  70. I have done a little FMQ but want to learn more!!!!

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  71. I am nervous Nellie, LOL as I am not sure what I should put on my quilt. But I keep practicing on the basics. Think this fabric would be great to learn more and get more confident in my quilting.

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  72. I am always nervous about it but I am a trooper and I just keep at it. Love the projects and the colors.

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  73. I am a Nervous Nellie.
    knittingdancer at gmail dot com

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  74. I am still in the Nervous Nellie stage!
    You have made some beautiful accessories for your baby!!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  75. What a wonderful collection of projects for your new baby! The quilt is fantastic!
    How I’d like to be an Eager Beaver but I’m still a Nervous Nellie...

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  76. A bit of both- I’vE done some free motion so i’m Comfortable with it but i’m Scared to try any quilting bigger than a baby blanket.

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  77. I am somewhere in the middle. I am always nervous in the beginning but once I start, I love FMQ.

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  78. So far I have been a straight line quilter who has only tried free motion on small stuff like mug rugs. Amanda's beautiful line of fabric may be just what I need!

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  79. Great baby projects! I especially love the changing mat you made. As far as free motion quilting goes I'd say I'm more of a Nervous Nelly.

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  80. I have been free motion quilting for several years. I love playing with designs and this fabric line would be fun to work with. Best wishes with baby #3.

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  81. Is there something below a Nervous Nellie? I have tried free motion quilting a few times and it isn't as difficult as I thought but still makes me a complete nervous wreck. I can't say that I enjoy any part of the process except the final product.

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  82. I am a Nervous Nellie!! Your free motion quilting is beautiful. I hope someday to be as good!!

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  83. Oh yes I love free motion quilting! Your changing pad is an awesome idea, but they are all awesome projects and now you are all ready for baby!

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  84. I love to free motion and I have been doing it before it was popular. I still get a little nervous but usually only when I have to decide which design to use.

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  85. Laura, you really are anazing! You have encouaged me to keep plugging along with my free motion quilting....

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  86. Love your changing pad!!! I am a Nervous Nellie when it comes to free motion quilting. I definitely need more practice.

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  87. I am a nervous Nellie when it comes to FMQ.

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  88. I'm an eager beaver for FMQ. I enjoy trying to quilt my own small projects even though I'm not very good at it. I just keep trying and hoping I'll get better at it!
    yoyopattycakes@hotmail dot com

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  89. Definately nervous Nellie, straight (sort of) lines are all I can do so far (;

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  90. I Love how you posed your first projects on the back of the final quilt! Nicely done! That detail, as well as the quilting. Isn't that fabric just so much FUN to FMQ? :-)

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  91. I enjoy FMQ. Always a challenge to pick the design that's going to best enhance the quilt. Love the way your projects turned out. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. I am a Nervous Nettie about free-motion quilting; however, seeing your quilt does want to make me attempt it more. You are getting all set for your new baby with these awesome projects! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  93. Nervous, nervous, nervous! Unless it's a straight line. And I have my painter's tape markings. :)

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  94. Definitely NESTING!! Your little one will be so stylish! Looking forward to a new baby post some day soon :)

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  95. I'm a nervous Nellie. I've tried a couple times, and of course it looks awful. I need to make the time to keep after it.

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  96. Definitely a Nervous Nellie but I just love the idea of following the fabric design.
    j99tax@gmail.com

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  97. What darling projects! The fabrics are gorgeous in the colors you chose.

    I'm an eager beaver when it comes to FMQ! It's fun to "draw" quilting with thread :)

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  98. I am definitely a nervous nelly, but am just getting started! I have free moron quilted 3 quilts so far and am still learning how to fill the spaces...this fabric is so neat! I'll have to give it a try sometime!

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  99. I am mostly an eager beaver when it comes to FMQ. I love how fast it goes and I am coming to appreciate the freedom to “personalize” mt quilting designs. There’s still a little nervous Nellie in me but she is mostly staying quiet. I would love to try these fabrics —- such a good idea and the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway! Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  100. These are fabulous
    creations! I don't
    quilt but love to
    sew bags and things.
    Carla from Utah

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  101. Beautiful work. I am an eager beaver. I loved your idea following the swirls in the fabrics with quilting.

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  102. Nervous Nellie --- desperately want to learn, but there never seems to be enough time. I love the work, though! wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  103. Eager beaver despite some of the outcomes. Your work is beautiful

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  104. I used to be a Nervous Nellie, but since I got my new Bernina Q20 sit down longarm, I'm an Eager Beaver. :)

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  105. I am a Nervous Nellie, but these fabrics have me itching to try it. I just need more time.

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  106. I am a so nervous nelly o have several quilt tops finished but not quilted they glare at me from the pile when I enter the room

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  107. I am a so nervous nelly o have several quilt tops finished but not quilted they glare at me from the pile when I enter the room

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  108. I'm a little bit of both! It's so much fun, but I'm so worried that I'll mess up my project! Thanks!

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  109. Congrats on baby #3! I am a nervous nelly who wants to be an eager beaver! I need more practice, for sure.

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  110. I am a nervous nellie..I want to learn free motion quilting but don't want to ruin my quilts. I have been looking for this collection everywhere. pamkellysc@gmail.com

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  111. I love FMQ. I am a long arm owner wannabe! I have done quite a few quilts and I still get very nervous before I jump in. I always think about the galloping horse and just do it!

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  112. I am always eager to start a FMQ project but then the final results are not much what I am excited over. I know practicing is important so I keep attempting. I love the design the quilting gave the back of your quilt! And thank you for sharing about the vinyl. I haven't seen it or heard of it as of yet and looking forward to giving it a try.

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  113. Definitely an eater beaver when it comes to FMQ. My only problem is that I tend to do BIG projects, which makes FMQing on my DSM a little difficult.

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  114. A bit of a Nervous Nellie, but trying to practicw more.

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  115. I have only done FMQ stipples and swirls. I only get comfortable with FMQ after I have done some practicing. Your projects are just gorgeous, love the idea of using the fabric design for the quilting motifs.

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  116. I get inspired to try FMQ every few years and then I get frustrated and give up until the cycle starts again. I've been slowly increasing the quilting designs I can do with straight lines, so my clcyes are wide apart but I'm due to try again, maybe I'll pick up some of the fabric and see if it helps.

    I'm really interested in how the iro-on vinyl holds up. YOur items for baby look great!

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  117. I am not good at FMQ. I need more practice.
    Patty
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  118. I am learning FMQ'ing. Some things look fairly good, some really BAD!!! LOL It's a process!

    Kathy
    khovie@hotmail.com

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  119. I adore FMQ with my longarm! So much fun! I certainly can't do it on my DSM. Love all the awesome things you have made!!

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