Thursday 9 October 2014

Free Motion Mavericks Link Up - Week 16 - Stitching a Church

Today I started work on a landscape in the hope that I can make two near-identical pieces by the end of the month.

The focal point on the horizon is a church with a steeple.

The line of trees looks a bit messy and scribbly.  I was glad to get started on the straight lines in the middle distance.  It is much quicker work, and changing the thread to a different colour makes it more interesting.

So you can see just how quickly you can make progress, here is a little video.  I am still testing camera angles - I think this is the best yet.

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So here goes for week 16...

Firstly, many thanks to  MaartjeHilary and Gwyned for linking up last time  - a great collection of projects.  

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, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.

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 Martha, the latest follower - thank you for joining!

Linking up with Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday


  1. I love the little church tucked back in the trees :)

  2. Cool landscape idea! And, your camera angle looks good from here! I can't wait to see this one finish up.

  3. I really love the bold thread colours you have used.

  4. This is promising! It makes me think of the landscape you've made many months ago. If I remember well, there was also a church on the horizon. I like that you're using a colorful thread in this quilting. I'll follow your progress!

  5. Beautiful little landscape and the church is wonderful. By coincidence I have been trying some fine straight line echoing just for the heck of it. It isn't easy!! So your fine lines are very impressive and the little landscape is just charming.

  6. That's a really good camera angle. I'm fascinated watching this as you treadle. It stitches so much faster than I thought it would.

    1. Good fun, isn't it? The needle is just a blur.



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