This was the week when I intended starting something interesting - a landscape, perhaps. As it turned out, I have spent far too much time slobbing around in a dressing gown beating off a virus. I thought I had it beaten, until last night I lost my voice. How am I going to fully enjoy instalment 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee this evening if I can't yell at the telly?
So rather than embark on anything new, I have plodded along a well-worn groove and finished another green cot quilt this week. It is not much different from the last one, but I was able to photograph it in better light so the colours are a little truer.
The print on the binding is perhaps a bit too busy, but it will give a little baby something else to look at when playing spot the elephant.
This little rabbit dangling his teddy by the ear made me smile when I took the photos, especially as the rabbit's alarm clock was only about ten minutes out according to the kitchen clock which was right behind me.
The pink and grey-green design on cream tones in really well, and at this rate might soon be finally used up. I've only had it 35 years or so.
The free motion quilting is swirls - again - which went more quickly and easily than the last one. These cot quilts are all about stash busting and FMQ practice rolled into one, so a bit repetitive, but very satisfying.
Here goes for week 33...
Many thanks to Judy, Joanie, Gwyned, Lyn, Teresa, and Angie 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, France and Macau 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 Richard and Tanya Quilts for Link A Finish Friday
and Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts
and Angie's blog A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPs Be Gone