Friday 31 July 2020

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 291 - Woven Effect Knitting

This stitch is one of my latest discoveries in knitting - a lovely diagonal woven effect, and an uncharacteristically non-stretchy texture.  I am making a second baby blanket - the scallop patterned one is all but finished, but being impatient to try out a new technique, I started another.  As a result I now have a pile of very nearly finished projects, which means I could finish them with a quick concerted effort and get back to sewing again.  The good news is that we are expecting the carpet fitters next Thursday, so we can sort out the dining room, and then I can have my sewing room back!

Roll on next Thursday!

Here goes for Week 291:-

Many thanks to my co-host Andrée for linking up last week with here lovely stitched chives.  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. Your knitting is beautiful, Muv! Knitting is just magical to me, making sweaters and blankets from yarn seems like Rumplestiltskin spinning straw into gold. I hope you get your sewing room back in order soon. Also -- I did not know there was any other kind of marmalade besides orange, and I am so intrigued by your lime kiwi version! Too bad they haven't come out with scratch and sniff computer screens yet. Licking the screen didn't do any good either, I'm afraid (kidding!). Thanks for hosting the linky.

    1. Thank you Rebecca Grace!
      Any jam made with citrus fruit qualifies as a marmalade. Grapefruits always work well and are available all year round, lemons and limes are fussy, more effort to get it right, and the classic seville oranges are only available early in the New Year. Definitely the most fun I have in the kitchen!

  2. Hi Muv, that new stitch looks interesting. I guess you have to be careful about mixing it with other stitches if it doesn't stretch. I know about trying new things....I'm going to slow down now because I'm getting overwhelmed with new projects. Good luck with the carpets and getting the sewing space back! Take care.

  3. Hi Muv, I forgot to say thank you for featuring my project :-)



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