Happy New Year! I hope everyone has enjoyed the Christmas and New Year holiday, and that you are all looking forward to interesting FMQ projects in 2015!
Over the holiday I did hardly any sewing, but I did do one little thread sampler with a Christmas theme. I have to thank Marly for the inspiration - her photo of the candles on her Christmas table runner gave me the idea.
So here it is, not bound yet, a sampler of five candles, with the colours fairly close to those of the candles on an Advent wreath.
Five candles, not four.
Anyway, enough of that nonsense, it's time for the first link up of the year.
Here goes for week 26...
Many thanks to Maartje, Marly and Gwyned for linking up last time.
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.
Or, if you prefer, link up to show your favourite FMQ project finished in 2014.
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 quilters from USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand and France have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.
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.