Thursday 2 July 2020

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 287 - Still Knitting

One of my current projects nearing completion is this little round necked cardigan for a baby boy.  The scrappy bit from the toe of an old stocking is saving a stitch, a little trick which should be item 47 for a book I have always been tempted to write,101 Uses of Old Tights.

At the moment the cardigan is in a state of animated suspension, because ideally I would like to make a shopping trip to buy buttons, but with the present regime of only four persons in the shop at once and compulsory masks, I would rather wait until things return to normal.

This is the first time I have used grey on an item for a baby.  It tones in well because there is an occasional streak of bluish grey in the random blue yarn.  My husband was especially taken with these colours, but I have made it clear to him that I shall not be knitting one in his size.

Here goes for Week 287:-

This week's featured project is Vasudha's Centred 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. Hi Muv, I love the colour too! It's such a sweet cardigan. I guess buttons can wait since the cardigan isn't going to anyone right now. It's bound to get easier to buy buttons eventually!

    1. Thanks Andrée! Somehow I can't imagine getting buttons before September. All this seems to be going on forever....

  2. Adorable! I need to get on knitting a baby boy sweater. And a baby girl one!! Ack!

    1. Thanks Chris! At least they are quick to make. I just love the fun you can have with the colours.



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