Thursday 19 September 2019

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 247 - Grass

Easy, but very boring stitching has been my job today.  I have been filling in the foundation layer for grass in the foreground.  Deciding on the shade of green was a dilemma.  I checked online, and I have all the different shades of green that are available.  None of them are the same shade as sunlit grass.  The shade that I have used has a slight bluish tinge, but it is the brightest I have.  It is the underneath layer, and other shades shall be stitched over it.  I am hoping that when I put other shades over it, they will all mix in.  It's surprising how much better colours look when blended and seen from the opposite side of the room.

All went well until I was about ten minutes from finishing.  First the bobbin ran out.  Then I managed to reload the bobbin incorrectly, so it jammed a minute later.  So I reloaded, and then the top thread broke.  Just as well it was sunny outside.  Definitely time to call it a day.

Here goes for week 247:-

Many thanks to Gretchen for linking up with her beautiful Bright Hopes quilts.  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 thread art work is so neat! Hate it when the thread breaks. I'm just a beginning free motion quilter but maybe someday I can do lovely stitching like you.

    1. Thanks Gretchen! This project is a mixture of frustration and fascination. I'm not sure which one is winning yet.

  2. Oh dear - looks like things are dead set on scuppering your plans! Annoying with regard to the thread colours!
    Took mum on several joy rides - we have discovered the quilt shop in Bovey Tracey and today South Molton! Oops!

  3. Hi Muv, your piece is really starting to take shape. Isn't it amazing that with all of shades of green in the thread world, that none of them are quite right? As you say, once blended it does look better.
    Wouldn't it be nice to know when to stop before these minor incidents happen? All the best.



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