Thursday 28 August 2014

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 11 - Leaves and Berries

This is some quilting I did before we went away on holiday, combining leaves and berries.  I wanted to see how the variegated yellow thread looked on the purple, and have decided I rather like it.

We have just got back from Poland...

... complete with a souvenir mug for our son, who stayed at home and held the fort.  

It might take me a little while to get back into the FMQ groove, especially while I have a laundry backlog to catch up on and try to remember how to cook, so I am looking forward this week's link up.

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So here goes for week 11...

Firstly, many thanks to Gwyned, Cynthia, Barbara, Claire and Diana for linking up last time  - a great collection of projects.

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 bloggers from USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany and Holland have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week!

Welcome to Ophelia and Jan Donley, the latest followers - thank you for joining!

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


  1. I like your thread choice, too. What kind of machine do you quilt on?

    1. Thanks Carole!

      I do all my FMQ on my 1945 Singer 15K treadle. It runs like a steam engine.

  2. I love the contrasts of the threads on the fabrics! Looks just beautiful!

  3. Hope you had a nice time in Poland. Coming back to the reality of laundry and cooking is never fun though.

    1. Thank you, Diana, we had a lovely time in Poland - now I'm avoiding the ironing.

  4. As always, love your beautiful stitching and your color choices! Still haven't started a new FMQ project (although I'm champing at the bit), but am looking forward to linking up here when I do.

    1. Thank you Linda! Gaps between projects are valuable thinking time. I'm sure you will come up with something fabulous.

  5. Not a quilter but love following your work and posts. Absolutely lovely.

    1. Thank you so much! Delighted that you enjoy the blog.

  6. I'm interested in linking up here as I think it will encourage me to practice my fairly beginner skills. Is it every Thursday?

    1. Hello Lisa,

      Yes, the link up is every Thursday. If I am away I will say when the next link up is going to be.

      It would be great to see you here, and I really hope that it will give you plenty of encouragement.

      Love, Muv



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