Thursday, 26 January 2017

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 123 - A View of the Back

This week I have been concentrating on the Secret Project.  I am now quilting the eleventh and final panel, and eight of the panels are now joined onto their neighbours.  Suddenly the quilt seems immense.

The backing is all the same plain blue, and for the joining strips I have used this incredibly expensive blue floral cotton.

Shamrocks and oak leaves are a recurring theme in the quilting, and throwing the poppy seed heads into the mix has been fun.

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Here goes for Week 123...

The project that caught my eye in Week 122 was Louise's beautiful houses quilt.  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and have a closer look.

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


  1. I love free motion quilting, but I do mine on a regular machine and I consider myself a beginner. Not good enough to link up, but certainly inspired by others to experiment and learn more. Thank you for your wonderful blog.
    Connie :)

  2. i swear there is FMQ on my quilt!!! And nice one too in the border and bunny. Sigh

  3. The expensive floral fabric is very pretty though. Your quilting is lovely. Blessings.



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