Thursday 3 May 2018

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 183 - Poppies Cushion

On the front there are poppies...

...and on the back too.

This is the first cushion that I have made from the fabrics I bought last month, and is destined for our front room once it is redecorated.  The method is fairly straightforward - a large quilted oblong with a band for the buttonholes attached.  The only real problem I had was with the weight and thickness of the fabric when I was outlining the poppies.

On the back I quilted poppy heads, nice big fat round ones so I could fill up the space quickly and keep them in scale with the poppies on the front.  I was really pleased to see how well the red sprigs of berries on the buttonhole band went with the quilting, which was more by accident than by design.

Now I have to put this cushion away for a few weeks.  Can't risk getting paint on it.

Here goes for Week 183.

The project in week 182 that caught my eye was Andrée's batik 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.

Linking up with 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. Love everything about your poppy pillow.

  2. Hi Muv, your pillow is stunning. I really like what you did to the back of it. and thanks for featuring my post :-)

    1. Thanks Andrée!
      It is always a pleasure to see what you have been making.



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