Thursday 28 April 2016

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 91 - Back to an Old Project

High time to use the experimental panels I quilted a couple of years ago - they have been lurking in the sewing room for far too long, so I have decided to join them together and make a small lap quilt.  This photo shows the panel with bindweed and leaves and berries, together with strips cut ready to use for the joining.  The patterned fabric in the foreground will be used on the back, and the front will probably just have plain colours. 

This is as far as I have got.  Sewing has ground to a bit of a halt recently, with so much going on in the family, and because I have been sorting out the allotment and planting spuds.  But I have made a start, after dallying for nearly two years, so I consider that progress!

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Here goes for week 91...
The project in Week 90 that really caught my eye was Katy's beach ball quilt, packed full of wonderful FMQ in the white background. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more photos, including two gorgeous baby pictures.

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, Macau and Russia have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.

Linking up to Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday.



  1. I know how you feel. Not a lot of sewing here either. Too much other stuff happening to allow me any sewing time. I look forward to see your panel quilt finished.

  2. But wait until summer harvest at the allotment, yum yum!

  3. Lovely, Muv. I remember you quilting bindweed and leaves and berries. So, glad you have found a way to use them.



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