Thursday, 4 August 2016

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 102 - Slow Progress

Only a little bit of sewing to show this week... firstly, because I am working on a Secret Project, I can't show much, but more to the point, I have been a poorly old crock.  My daughter and I arrived home from Spain the Sunday before last, and I was full of enthusiasm, thinking I would get loads of sewing and gardening done.  Instead I spent a week closely attached to my pillow and didn't start returning to normal until after three trips to the dentist's.  Enough said.  That is why last week's Free Motion Mavericks just didn't happen.

Anyway, today I did a spot of piecing, using the 1916 Singer 99K, which is my straight stitch machine for this project...

... and in the past few days I have used the rudbeckia design

... and I have recycled this pattern of invented plants too.

So I can report steady progress, because I am now working on the sixth of eleven panels.  Hooray.

Next week my husband and I are going to Ireland, so this week's linky will be the last until 25th August.

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Here goes for week 102... only a week later than promised...

The project in Week 101 that caught my eye was Olena's seashore quilt, now finished and packed off to an exhibition!  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more photos.

Beach Extravaganza

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, Macau, Russia and Ireland have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.


  1. My husband were in Ireland 2 years ago and one of the best places ever! Enjoy your trip and safe travels

    1. Thanks Judy! We haven't been there for ages so we are really looking forward to it.

  2. The quilting on that lovely quilt is stunning. What a perfect choice of fabric.

    1. Thanks! The fabrics are shot cottons and look amazing once they are quilted.



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