Thursday 16 June 2016

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 98 - How to Quilt Serrated Leaves

Easier than they look - these serrated leaves are one of my favourite designs to quilt.  This photograph is of a detail of the Free Motion Sampler Quilt.

And here is this week's finished sampler, which took only a little over ten minutes to stitch.  Ideally I would have liked to have shown a larger leaf with five fronds rather than three, but as soon as I sat down to start sewing I realised that there wasn't enough room.

As for the video - last week the bobbin thread ran out twice, and this week, just to keep everyone entertained, I casually broke the top thread.

Meanwhile, the Secret Project continues... three panels finished and another eight to go.  No rush yet, thank goodness.

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Here goes for week 98...

The project in Week 97 that caught my eye was Lynette's glorious vintage Bo Peep quilt, the top of which was made in the 1930s by a member of her husband's family, and which has now been quilted by Lynette for a great aunt's 90th birthday.  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, 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
and Nina-Marie's blog Creations... Quilts, Art... Whatever for Off The Wall Friday
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Thanks for another demonstration. Leaves are a great way to fill up space and you make it seem quite easy.

  2. I agree with you. Lynette's quilt is fabulous, and what a wonderful thing to do for her Aunt.

  3. Hi Muv, I love your demos. I am going to make some time this summer to practice and learn them. Thanks!



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