Thursday 22 October 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 66 - Checks and Stripes

Ready just in time!  I finished this quilt the day before the birth of my latest great-nephew.  At the end of next week I am hoping to go and see him, as well as his little cousin who was born in July, taking an armful of boy quilts so that their mums have plenty to choose from.

The cars fabric is almost finished, but I managed to frame this British racing green sports car to put in the centre.

The London tea time fabric has made another appearance.  For some reason Shakespeare has no eyes.  I worry about the pound sign too.  What if the infant that sleeps under this quilt is turned into a shameless money grubber?

I enjoyed combining the baby blue check border with the striped binding.  It is a timeless classic combination that makes me go cross eyed.  With a bit of luck it will hypnotise the baby to sleep.

This is a glimpse of the latest project, another 12 x 12 quilt for the exhibition at Midsomer Quilting.  It should be finished by Monday.

I have been in my element today quilting these miniature leaves.

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Here goes for week 66...

The project in Week 65 that really caught my eye was Teresa's dragonflies quilt in kimono fabrics with Oakshott cottons - absolutely stunning!  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more photos.

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 the 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 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
and Angie's blog A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPs Be Gone
and Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts.


  1. Thanks for featuring my wonky dragonfly quilt. I had a lot of fun cutting and piecing totally improv... then so much fun with FMQ!

    1. It is a gorgeous quilt, Teresa, and the fun you had shows through - it radiates joy!

  2. Great quilt finish. I love stripey binding.

  3. Will definitely be hopping over to Teresa's blog; love dragonflies. Your cot quilts are gorgeous. Maybe you could draw some eyes for Shakespeare? I had trouble finding him at first! That last photo of the miniature leaves is killer. I must try something like that. As always, many thanks for the inspiration.


  4. I wonder why Shakespeare doesn't get eyes! I do love the fabric though, and it makes such a cute quilt, there's so much to look for :-)

    1. It's a bit mean, isn't it, especially as the taxi got its headlights.



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