Friday, 28 September 2018

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 202 - More of the Same

On a roll or in a rut?  I'm not sure.  

The trouble with making these strips of squares is that I always end up with a batch of eight, and I only need five to make a cradle quilt.  So I make another set of eight, which added to the three left over, gives me enough strips for two more quilt tops, and I have one left over... and so it goes on...

So here is the third top, and the fourth won't take me long.  One of these days I will get round to quilting them.  I'm just not sure how soon, because we have just started an Indian summer, which is infinitely more pleasant than the actual summer, which quite frankly I was glad to see the end of.  I am finally getting the gardening done, and am inclined to leave sewing until the next time it rains.

Which leads to my next quandary.  Doing all this easy piecing has kick-started my imagination.  The annual 12 x 12 exhibition at Midsomer Quilting is fast approaching, and I haven't started anything yet because I couldn't think up a project for this year's challenge, which is "Think of a Number."  I have had since last December to come up with an idea, and didn't have anything approaching a brainwave until last week while waiting for a bus.  Then this morning the brain decided to overburden me with a second flash of inspiration.  Serves me right for mulling it over at a bus stop and letting the idea think it was a bus.  Nothing for months, then two in a matter of days.

Can I finish two mini quilts in six weeks?  Or shall I be an adolescent about it and not even bother?  It all depends on the weather.

Here goes for week 202:-

Many thanks to Yanicka for linking up last week with her kitty quilt.  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more:-
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.  To keep the original emphasis, however, preference will be given to free motion quilting when featuring projects from the previous week.

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. Hi Muv, good luck with the mini quilts for the show. Inspiration is often like that isn't it? It probably doesn't help that better weather is here and that you can breathe. All the best, Andree

    1. Thanks for the kick Andrée. I've started work on a mini quilt this week...



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