Thursday, 4 September 2014
Free Motion Mavericks Week 12 - Meandering Round a Rose
This week's free motion quilting has been a meandering background to the Jubilee Rose that I have been working on. It is going to be a wall hanging, so I only have the binding left to do.
I felt a bit out of practice after being on holiday. Look closely and you will see where I had to do a bit of unpicking. I had too dark a thread in the bobbin, and it was showing through - not a problem on patterned fabrics, but definitely not a good idea on ivory white. Also, getting into the corners between the stems and leaves was a bit of a squeeze, especially because the leaves are slightly raised with an extra layer of wadding - the method I use is shown here.
So here goes for week 12...
Firstly, many thanks to Gina, Carole, Gwyned, Diana, and Cynthia for linking up last week - 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 two new followers today, Matsa and Marly - thank you for joining!
Linking up today with Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday