Friday, 31 July 2020

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 291 - Woven Effect Knitting

This stitch is one of my latest discoveries in knitting - a lovely diagonal woven effect, and an uncharacteristically non-stretchy texture.  I am making a second baby blanket - the scallop patterned one is all but finished, but being impatient to try out a new technique, I started another.  As a result I now have a pile of very nearly finished projects, which means I could finish them with a quick concerted effort and get back to sewing again.  The good news is that we are expecting the carpet fitters next Thursday, so we can sort out the dining room, and then I can have my sewing room back!

Roll on next Thursday!

Here goes for Week 291:-

Many thanks to my co-host Andrée for linking up last week with here lovely stitched chives.  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more.

If you have no free motion quilting to show, feel free to link up and show any project you like.  Here are the usual rules, but feel free to ignore them.  To keep the original emphasis, however, preference will be given to free motion quilting when featuring projects from the previous week.

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 five days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Tuesday.

So far quilters from the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France, Macau, Russia, Ireland, Brazil and Sweden have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.

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