Friday 6 September 2019

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 245 - Wooded Hills

Doing a little at a time certainly works best.  Plotting the position of the elements of the composition takes ages.  The view is of an overgrown track with high hedges on either side, fields and houses in the middle distance, and wooded ridges on the horizon.  The few lines on the left are the bare bones of a holly tree which will fill much of the top left corner.  

Finally the scene is taking shape!

The detail I am most pleased with is this part of the horizon.  There is one wooded ridge immediately behind another, with the trees in the distance showing up darker than the nearer trees.  There are still more layers of stitching to come, but I have laid the foundation for later. 

Here goes for week 245:-

Many thanks to Vasudha for linking up with her gorgeous purple mountain majesty 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 five days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Tuesday.

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. Your scenery projects looks lovely. You're taking free motion to another level! Happy Stitching!

  2. Hi Muv, I really like that part of the horizon. Your piece is coming along nicely. I'm sure that a little bit at a time is best for this type of project. Good luck!



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