Thursday, 12 February 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 31 - Two Finished Samplers

Two quick finishes this week - the binding and hanging sleeves are now on two A4 thread samplers. The pink and soft purple shades of the candles have been brought to life with binding the colour of raspberry blancmange...

... and the third of the leaf samplers is now bound in a very sensible shade of school uniform dark green.

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Here goes for week 31...

Firstly, many thanks to Cynthia,  Marly,  Hilary,  Gwyned,  Quilt Musings,  Leanne and  Quilting Reader's Garden for linking up last time.

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

Linking up 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 
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. I love both of these! That first one almost looks like an advent wreath.

    1. Thanks Nicole! I quilted the candles during the Christmas holidays, and they are based on Advent candles - three pink, one purple and one white.

  2. School uniform green was the perfect choice for your leaves. We don't have school uniforms here - I've only ever seen them in person when we visited Japan. It is a smart look, but we Canadians seem to balk at the thought of it for ourselves.

    1. Perhaps I should haul my old school blazer out of the wardrobe and get my daughter to model it for laughs. Stripes. Classic stuff.

  3. Muv, excellent choices for the border colors. Your choice of school uniform green particularly cracked me up. My family lived in Sydney, Australia for six months when I was in sixth and seventh form. The uniform for my seventh form school was that exact shade of green. It included a shirtwaist dress, tie, gray gloves and straw hat with a grosgrain ribbon. Very fetching - NOT!

    1. Gwyned, your uniform sounds truly fabulous. I am looking forward to seeing the pics.

  4. Great binding color choices, Muv. Makes the interior colors pop! Love, Linda



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