Thursday, 9 August 2018

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 197 - Birds, Flowers and Mistakes

Lots of activity today in the sewing department.  I was so keen to get going this morning and finish the hummingbirds cushion that I sewed the bias binding to the wrong edge and had to unpick it.  It's all so character building, although at my age I would have thought that it should be well and truly built by now.  So the cushion isn't completed yet, but almost.  Tomorrow I shall be doing the buttonholes, stitching the sides together and squashing it all into submission by the evening.

After quilting the orchids I bought this beauty last week.  It seems to have settled well where I have put it, in our very sunny west-facing front room, tucked in a corner out of direct sunlight.  New buds have opened, and it even has its own tiny resident spider.  I am delighted with it, and have resolved that if I can keep it alive for a year I shall buy it a companion.

Here goes for week 196:-

Many thanks to Margarita for linking up last week with her completely hand-made English Rose quilt.  If you haven't seem her blog post yet, nip over now and see more:-

It's still hot (in places), so whether you are overheating in the northern hemisphere or shivering in the south, if you have no free motion quilting to show, feel free to link up and show any project you like.  Here are the usual rules, but feel free to ignore them.

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.

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