Thursday 25 February 2016

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 82 - Tea and Sandwiches

This little piece of quilting was supposed to be one half of a tea cosy, but my maths and concentration failed me and I managed to cut two slightly different sized rectangles.  Dividing by two was obviously beyond me that day. 

I was slightly cheesed off about it, because I realised that if I tried shaving a bit off the larger side I would probably end up in a right old pickle trying to get a snug fit.  So this morning I changed plan and made it into a place mat and then had cheese and pickle sandwiches for lunch.

My life has been revolving around sandwiches.  The secret project that I showed last week consists of six quilt sandwiches, that have now been joined into three large panels.  Two more big joins to go, then the binding, and I should finish next week.

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Here goes for week 82...
The project in Week 81 that really caught my eye was Judy's irises - such beautiful lines and colours,  with the added interest of a subtle background achieved with diluted silk paints and salt.  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.

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So far quilters from the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France, Macau and Russia 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
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Now you have a lovely placemat! It always works out in the end. :-)

    1. Thanks Bernie - and a whole lot less effort, too!

  2. Congratulations on finding a way to repurpose your work. I am a firm believer that there are no mistakes in quilting. There are creative opportunities and learning experiences. Seems you have had both. :)

  3. Great job. I love to repurpose. Your quilting is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. It is always a good idea to ponder a quilting dilemma over a sandwich. Believe me - I have done it many times! :)

  5. So you had cheese, pickles and sandwiches on your mind. I think a placemat is just right for that! I can't wait to see your mystery project.



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