Friday 5 October 2018

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 203 - It's A Hen!

Done over the past three days... at last I have made a start!  

This is the beginning of my 12 x 12 quilt for this year's exhibition at Midsomer Quilting.  After taking months to come up with a subject for the theme, which is "think of a number", I have ended up with poultry.  Because I have left it so late, I needed to decide on a quick method and bold design, so the emphasis is on outline.  I have been using my oldest machine, the Willcox and Gibbs Automatic, which gives a bold line of chain stitch.  The quilt should be finished in a matter of days, and it should be a bit of a laugh.

Here goes for week 203:-

Many thanks to Janice for linking up last week with the beautiful quilt she made for her daughter.  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.

Linking up with Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday.


  1. One of these days I'm going to use my W&G and try something like that. I have a 'lady' that I want to try one day.

  2. Wow, your hen is great. I can't wait to see the quilt.



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