Friday 1 June 2018

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 187 - More Symmetry

This mirror image is version 2 of Snakeshead remnants cushions which I am making.   I think I prefer version 1, but this one should prove quicker to quilt with the bold repeated shapes in the centre.

Meanwhile, I have made a start on the quilting of this one.  From this photo it is impossible to see the quilting, and in real life it isn't much easier.  In fact, at one point I wondered why I was even bothering, but knowing that the cushion cover will end up stronger and firmer I just kept going.

Here is the back.  It's fiddly.  Following the outline sounds straightforward enough, but when there are hundreds of them you are bound to go astray.

On the decorating front, we are seeing real progress now.  The decorator finished on Wednesday, and by yesterday the paint was dry, so we are able to use our front room again.  We can admire all the fresh paint and look forward to new curtains, upholstery and carpet.  There is still a way to go.

Here goes for Week 187

The project in week 186 that caught my eye was Andrée's Morning Has Broken 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.
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 comment:

  1. Hi Muv, it sounds like that front room will look great. I love the fabric. Even if the FMQ doesn't show, it will give it some texture :-)



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