Friday 23 November 2018

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 208 - Time for an Audit

After putting off tidying the sewing room for weeks, I am finally getting round to it.  Rather more than just a quick tidy is needed, more like a full stocktake.  These are the backing material for cot quilts, some of which are offcuts from completed quilts and could well end up as tea cosies.  Most of these lengths haven't been cut into yet.  The timing of this sort out should set me up well for the New year.  If I am reasonably organised by then I should be able to launch into some projects in January.  I certainly won't need to go shopping.  Just seeing what I have will start a few ideas.  

Now that Christmas is only a month away and I would really rather hibernate than be busy, sewing might recede into the background while I concentrate on knitting, which has the huge advantage of being something you can combine with slobbing around on the settee in front of the telly.  And when I get bored of knitting I can make some mincemeat and look forward to home-made mince pies.

Here goes for week 207:-

Many thanks again to Andrée for linking up last time with her dolphins 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.

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