Friday 20 November 2020

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 307 - Picking Up The Threads

At last, I am getting back to a neglected project.  This is my old skirt, which I cut up and prepared for quilting.  Actually, I'm not sure about the quilting part.  I think it might not need wadding, being a fairly thick woollen fabric, but it certainly needs to be attached to a backing fabric, so that means plenty of free motion designs to fill the gaps.

I have always used Gutermann's Sulky Cotton 30 for free motion quilting, but I have got two or three reels of Cotton 12 in my box.  When I did my last landscape I bought a supply of stout needles, and it occurred to me that they might be ideal for the thicker thread.  The two reels on the right of the photo are Cotton 12, and just from the photo you can see how much better they show up against the background.  It's raining (again!), so today is a good day to stay in and start experimenting.

It's time I started some serious sewing again after all that knitting.

Here goes for Week 307 :-

Many thanks to Deana for linking up with her wonderful scrappy Trail Mix quilt last time.  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 comment:

  1. Wow Muv, thank you for the feature.

    I am hoping to link up weekly now as I have many tops ready to quilt. I hope it will give me incentive to keep machine quilting until I get some of these done.



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