Thursday 31 October 2019

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 253 - Flat Batteries and Bent Needles

The flat batteries refer to me.  I seem to be functioning at about 70% maximum for the past couple of months.  Now that the sun is setting before 5pm I shall have to start fighting the urge to hibernate.  All in all, not good for my creative energies.

As for the bent needles, well the picture speaks for itself.  After solemnly reserving this afternoon for a serious sewing session, I didn't get very far.  This project is calling out for stronger needles, so the most constructive thing I have done today is to have gone online and ordered some.

Next week I am going away for a few days with my brother.  Let's hope that I come home recharged, because the new needles will certainly have arrived by then.

Here goes for week 253:-

Many thanks to Andrée for posting her latest collection of hexies.  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. Hi Muv, I sure hope that your battery gets recharged! It's hard to resist the call to hibernation! Take care and thanks for the feature.

    1. Thanks Andrée,
      Yes, I think that trip did the trick, and after a week of foul weather now I'm back home I haven't slid backwards...!



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