Thursday, 7 May 2015
Free Motion Mavericks - Week 43 - A Horizon
Not a huge amount of progress since last week, but the single line of stitching has acquired a few companions and together they are beginning to build up a landscape. After stitching the horizon I gradually build the picture up in both directions, getting increasingly irritated with the inevitable frilling as I get nearer the top and bottom edges.
The church tower turned out better than expected. I turned the balance wheel by hand for a few stitches and managed to get the clock face round. Sewing in the time would be a detail too far, but tempting nonetheless.
For everyone who was intrigued by my husband's woodwork last week, more details of his ingenious flap are here.
Here goes for week 43...
Many thanks to Alison, Maartje, Linda and Julie 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.
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 the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France and Macau have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week
Linking up to Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday.