Thursday 21 March 2019

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 221 - Between Projects

You might recognise this picture of my hundred year old machine year old machine.  Time has flown, so it is now 103 years old, and I have been using it constantly since I hauled it out of the cupboard at New Year three years ago.  It hasn't missed a stitch.  The only mishaps have been a couple of broken needles, for which I take the entire blame.

I have been doing under the radar sewing this last couple of weeks, doing a project for someone who has set aside some curtain material waiting for the day a seamstress comes along to help.  So I have been busy with this little machine, which happily tackles seams through thick layers - curtain material, blackout lining and curtain tape.  So no photos, I'm afraid, just a round of applause for the machine.

At the moment I have no quilting related project on the go, but I am mulling over plans for a stitched landscape.  Somehow I can't tackle them in the winter because the daylight is so poor, but now that we have reached the equinox and the sun is setting after six o'clock, the subtleties in my variegated threads are much more easily seen and I ready to start planning.  This year I will be prepared for the annual 12 x 12 exhibition in December at Midsomer Quilting.

Here goes for week 221:-

Many thanks to Gail for showing her progress with her UFO.  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. I just found your blog via QuiltingGail and I an interested in following your blog, but I don't see any way to do so. I follow other blogs via email.

    1. Hello Susan,
      Look at the sidebar on the right - so far as I know you should be able to follow by email. If the gadget isn't working please tell me.



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