Thursday, 18 April 2019

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 225 - Zero Progress

Well, that's not entirely true.

Last week I sorted out the threads for my next stitched landscape.  They are still sitting in the bowl waiting for me.  So there has been zero progress on the free motion quilting front, but plenty of progress elsewhere.

The sewing project I was doing for someone using fabric from an unused curtain is finished.

The potatoes are planted just in the nick of time.  They are supposed to be in the ground by Good Friday.  That never made any sense to me, because the date varies by about four weeks, and this year it is a late one.  Then I found out that it is to do with the phase of the moon, with the pull of the full moon helping them to establish more quickly.  It sounds like fanciful folklore, but when I attended a lecture by a potato expert who told us that controlled experiments had been carried out at a horticultural research centre, and the theory was borne out, I decided to play by the rules. This year I have planted my potatoes with six hours to spare before Good Friday.

Yesterday my daughter arrived home for the Easter holiday, so for a few days the emphasis will be on talking and cooking.  She has her final exams at university next month, so she needs looking after...

Here goes for week 225:-

Many thanks to Vasudha for showing us her Manhattan quilt on week 223 of the linky.  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. Still plodding on - all the early spuds are done, just need to finish the seconds. Apparently I've read up to early May for some of the later ones? Never mind - I'll be ready next year! Same here for sewing - nada. Plus I also have my daughter and her partner here. Was in Portishead and Weston for a funeral the other day. Not so pleasant, unlike the weather which was delightful!

    1. Hello Kerry,

      Amazing weather, isn't it? Makes a change for Easter.

      Sorry to hear you have had a funeral to go to. Send me a message next time your are near here if you fancy a get together.

      Have a fabulous Easter!

      Love, Muv

    2. Hi Muv
      Now that would be fun! It's not so far really - the funeral was at Weston Crematorium (actually very pretty) although we have been at the cemetary before - I love the anchor headstones with stone chains - amazing works of art! Not been to Portishead for a while - now that has changed! EEK!

      I gather storms are arriving on Tuesday - great, exceedingly high humidity! Last week we were all wrapped up for Siberia and this week we cook! LOL!

      Tata for now
      Love Kerry



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