Thursday 10 January 2019

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 211 - Blue for a Girl

Flowers and an emphasis on blue - this is a combination I have had in mind for a cradle quilt for a long time.  Finally I have done it!

The winter daylight makes the quilting stand out a little more than I expected.  Once the quilt has been crumpled up and used for a while perhaps it will settle down.

Most of the fabrics are florals, and the brighter colours are concentrated near the centre of the quilt.

The more subdued colours are nearer the borders.  I like the greyish pink alphabet print of the left.  It would have been a bit out of place in the middle, it is too unassuming to take centre stage, but nudged up against the blue border it is perfectly at home.

Finding the right binding took ages, but I am really pleased with this roses fabric.  The background is just the right shade of blue, and despite just a narrow strip of the design being visible, the flowers are so obviously roses!

Here goes for week 211:-

The first linky for 2019!  Next week's linky will be hosted by Andrée at Quilting and Learning - what a combo.

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
    Popped the table runner on for you as promised (better late than never) - just follow the right arrow for some more bits. :D

    1. Hello Kerry
      Thanks for linking up! Late? You've been busy! Hope you are well settled in now!
      Love, Muv

  2. Hello Muv! I just found your website from another one (Daughter's of ?? - I'm sorry I can't remember), but I found this FM Mavericks intriguing. Do you do this post weekly? I guess I should just explore and find the answer myself - is that what you're thinking?! And you would be right, and I will. I hope to find the answer, and then follow your blog so I can see this feature each week. I'm trying to amp up my FMQ skills, and find great inspiration from other quilters. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Hello Roseanne,
      Great to hear from you! Yes it would be great to see you linking up, either here or at Andrée's blog, depending on the week. Even if you haven't got an FMQ project to show, you can link up just for the fun of it!
      Love, Muv



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