Thursday 27 July 2017

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 148 - A Page-Turner

Suddenly life seems to be returning to normal.  It has been raining.  A lot.  So instead of gardening I have been busy in the house all day, gradually sorting out the chaos that I have grown a little too used to.  I have cropped all the blackcurrants and have a freezer packed with fruit and a stock of clean jars ready for jam making. 

Also I have been gripped by a book.  Why has it taken me so long to get round to reading Jane Eyre?  Just because I saw the series on TV in black and white in the 1960s it doesn't mean I don't need to read the book.  This morning I was quite swept up in a tete-a-tete with Mr Rochester in the orchard.  And the other day I read the perfect description of this summer in the opening lines of Chapter 23:-

" A splendid midsummer shone over England: skies so pure, suns so radiant as were then seen in long succession, seldom favour even singly, our wave-girt land.  It was as if a band of Italian days had come from the South, like a flock of glorious passenger birds, and lighted to rest them on the cliffs of Albion."

I couldn't put it better myself.  Albion is now back to its usual wave-girt self.

Here goes for Week 148.

The project that caught my eye in Week 147 was Olena's summer quilt. 
If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and have a closer look.

summer quilt

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.

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