Thursday 31 July 2014

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 9 - Fancy Leaves

After enjoying trying out a fancy leaf a couple of weeks ago, I have done a variation on the same theme.  I rather like how these have turned out, and the serrated outline fills in the space between the stems with plenty of quilting.

Because the background fabric has a stripe, I used a darker thread than usual to make sure that the quilting design stood out.

This panel is opposite the black bryony design I did last week.  The thread I used against the red hardly stands out at all, and at times I had a bit of difficulty seeing where I was going when going back over a line of stitching.  It is interesting seeing how different the effect is.

Many thanks to Esther, Kathy, Hilary, Gwyned, Jessica, Celine, Laura and Renee for linking up last week - another great variety of projects on show!

So here goes for week 9...

If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.

Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.

Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-

1.  Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project.

2.  Link back to this post in your own post and/or grab the linky button for your blog's sidebar.
3.  Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.

4.  The link up will remain open for four days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Monday.

So far bloggers from USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany and Holland have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week!

Welcome to Lisa Bragg, the latest follower - thank you for joining!

Linking up with Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday


  1. What a lovely pattern Lizzy!
    It reminds me of those paisley patterns on fabric. Spikey and organic at the same time!

  2. Good choice of thread; I like how it stands out. Also the spikey leaf is splendid - I enjoy watching you take your inspiration from nature a lot of the time, but it seems to work just fine when you conjure something out your imagination too!

  3. What a great idea to combine a simple smooth leaf with a spiky echo.



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