Thursday 9 June 2016

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 97- How to Quilt Honeysuckle

Only a tiny glimpse of the Secret Project, which is turning out to be a great opportunity to try out new patterns, or revive ones I have used before - in this case honeysuckle, which I haven't used for nearly three years.  Last time I quilted it on a cream background, today I quilted it on blue...

...and for the collection of test pieces, I quilted it in brown on calico.

Here is the latest offering on video, which shows me running out of bobbin thread twice, for the true to life touch.  In truth, I needed to empty a couple of bobbins so that I could fill them up ready for work on the Secret Project.

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Here goes for week 97...

The project in Week 96 that caught my eye was Margarita's beautiful quilt, her first bed-sized quilt!  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
and Afton's blog Quilting Mod for Lessons Learned


  1. I am really enjoying your video's. I am working up the courage to try free motion AGAIN. Have yet to be successful. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks Jacqueline! Just jump in, you have to have another try.

  2. Another beautiful FMQ pattern. I may become addicted to your blog!

  3. It's so generous of you to share these FMQ tutorials. Love so much finding new ideas that differ from the ones I'm familiar with.

  4. I'm doubly impressed. You did a wonderful job with your video. Everything was easy to see. You are a natural at commentary. Where I get stuck with videos is all the technology. Where to set the camera. How to set up the lighting. How to size the video so that it downloads easily. You even added slides at the beginning and end. Wow!

    1. Thanks Gwyned! You would love the lighting. An angle poise lamp on an upturned saucepan on the floor.

  5. Muv, thanks pointed my blanket! I'm happy to watch your video with stitches and surprised that this is done on a simple machine.

    1. Delighted to feature your quilt, Margarita, and glad you enjoy the video!

  6. Popped by from crazymomquilts Finish it Up Friday and linked up with you! Got you on my Feedly now ~

  7. Oh that's so pretty, I love how delicate it looks!

  8. I can relate to running out of bobbin thread at inopportune times. Great free-motion design! I'd love if you'd come link up with me:



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