Thursday 30 May 2019

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 231 - The Bare Bones of a Landscape

Funny how the prospect of stitching a few lines has had me frozen in panic for weeks.  It is because this stage calls for precision, and that's not my forte.  Today I gave myself a very stern talking to and finally got this far, to a point where I can get cracking with filling in with colour and building up the picture.  I shall be going away for a few days next week, and have decided that I shall launch into some serious sewing when I come back.  Until then, I shall stick to knitting, which, by comparison, is falling off a log

Here goes for week 231:-

Many thanks to Gail for linking up last time with her Pearl Harbor 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.


  1. Nothing to report apart from cutting fabrics for scrappy trips around the world and working in the vegetable patch. Good news architect and builder came and it all sounded very promising - looking forward to next year when I have my quilty room once planning is sorted as long as we don't have to rob a bank first. Just as well - I accidentally purchased another treadle - 1935 Singer 66, so now I have Pat Bond's big sister to play with! Excellent condition apart from a jolly good clean and oiling - I'll remove the broken motor and fix a belt to it. The cabinet is also in very good shape. For £30 it was too good to be destined for landfill!

    1. Vegetables - let's hope they don't fry this year! We are enjoying a bumper crop of asparagus, as for everything else, it's wait and see.
      £30 is just the right price for a good treadle. I hope it is a good runner for you!

  2. Hi Muv, I hope you have a great trip. Enjoy your knitting until you get a chance to get back home to work on your FMQ.

    1. Thank you Andrée! Back now, just beginning to collect my wits. Gosh, it was intense!

      Still knitting...



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