Friday, 5 June 2020

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 283 - The Blanket is Growing

How it's grown!  It looks less like waves now that I have put in the random red yarn.  It was essential to relieve the monotony.  Much as I love knitting, I could do with a bit of sewing, but I shall have to wait a bit longer.  The decorator is coming next week, so after the entertaining ceiling collapse a few weeks ago we can now look forward to a smart new dining room.  As for wool, my local shop takes orders by email and will deliver, so I am expecting a knock at the door today.  At least I know I shall have enough to finish this blanket.

Here goes for Week 283:-

This week's featured project is Gail's Big Brother 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, Brazil and Sweden have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.


  1. That is so pretty, in quilting that would be called clam shells. I haven't knitted in years and to be honest I can knit and pearl and make a sweater but cannot follow a pattern.

    1. Thanks Denise! The shell effect really shows with the random yarn. I think with the next one I will see if I can play with shell colours.

  2. Good luck with the decorator and the blanket. I know that I can't go on too long without adding more colour to everything! Take care.

    1. Thanks Andrée,
      It had to happen. Why use two shades when you can use five?



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