Thursday, 26 November 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 71 - Pink and Blue

Union Jacks again, this time with blue as well as pink.

There are even daisies on blue to go with the daisies on pink.

And the pink binding has just the right shade of blue to go with the border.

Yes I know, life is getting repetitive around here.  Yet another cradle quilt much like the last one.  Life has been busy, and rather than get nothing done I am happier getting a little quilt finished, even if I am working to a formula and using nil imagination.  It's the wrong time of year for that.  It's well and truly dark by 5 o'clock, for goodness sake.  Why aren't I hibernating?

So, if you are tempted to throw together a quick project for a baby, here are the measurements for the top: a 9 inch square in the centre, framed by three strips of 2 and a half inches, with a 4 inch border to finish.  Sandwich, quilt, bind.  Job done.  Told you it was quick.

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Here goes for week 71...

The project in Week 70 that really caught my eye was Katy's pieced top quilted with swirls, which she decided on after doing three wonderful FMQ practice pieces.  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more photos.

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 Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Oh it's such a cute quilt, and there's nothing wrong with repeating a hit! Love the Union Jack fabric at the centre!



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