Thursday, 25 January 2018

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 170 - The Perfect Match

For once in my life I am getting enthusiastic about spring cleaning.  I am always ready to confess that I am not the tidiest person on earth.  But every eight and a half years or so, or possibly more, I have a bit of a blitz.  My sewing room is still in a total state; however, the kitchen is beginning to look reasonably presentable.  As a result I have done zero sewing this week.

Nevertheless, I am feeling triumphant.  I made this tea cosy just over two years ago, and photographed it in very dull daylight.  The colours in this photo are far more accurate - ridiculously bright.  Last week I was in town and popped into Whittards because I have been on the lookout for a tea for one pot.  I struck lucky and found this cheerful little stripy number.

It wasn't until I got home I realised that I had the perfect match for this tea cosy.  I couldn't have found better colours for this cosy if I had tried.  Suddenly a solo pot of tea is ten times more enjoyable.

Here goes for Week 170.

The project in week 169 that caught my eye was Deana's Grand Illusion quilt.
  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and have a closer look.

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


  1. Yes, it looks like you made the cozy for the teapot, not the other way around. How cheerful, especially in dreary January.

  2. That was meant to be. So bright and cheery!

  3. I was so excited to get your message that you featured me!!! Thanks so much Muv. My quilting is still evolving but I feel like I am getting better all the time. Once again, I thank you!

  4. Those truly are a perfect match and they are so darn cute.



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