Thursday 3 December 2020

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 309 - Paisley Leaves

Leaves are always my favourite design, and these fanciful paisley leaves have been a pleasure to quilt.  No two are exactly alike as I tried to vary the middles. 

I have now finished all the quilting.  It is a rough and ready job as I had some bulky seams to contend with, and I have ended up with a few rumples here and there.  I shall give it a good pressing under a damp cloth to see if the bumps flatten.  Even if they don't, I expect being regularly sat on should sort them out.

Now that I have filled all the space, the colours look perfect in our dining room.  I had been wondering who I might give the finished cushion to.  Now I have decided that this project is going to stay here at home with us.


Here goes for Week 309 :-

Many thanks to Chris for linking up last time with her Ripple table runner.  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. Great view of the quilting...
    Oops...sorry my linky pic is sideways...xox

    1. Thanks Cheryll!
      Your quilt looks just as good sideways!

  2. Thanks for the shout out! I didn't have FMQing this week so I ignored the rules. LOL!

    1. Great stuff - the rules are there to be broken!

  3. Your paisley leaves are looking amazing!

  4. Lovely work there - all super - and the Santa wreath on the header of Cheryll's blog was an eye catcher too. Thank you all for sharing. I've got as far as sandwiching the quilt (twice because I didn't like the first one) so I'm ready, but finding excuses not to do a fair few things while I'm in bah humbug mode! LOL!
    Pretty Paisley Muv - a little bit different in each makes it interesting for you as well as the observer! Cheers xx

    1. Thanks Kerry!
      Bah humbug just about sums it up, with all the rain and short days. Lots of avoiding going on here too!

  5. After all that hard work, I'm glad you are keeping that cushion.

  6. Hi Muv, I love your leaves. They do look a joy to FMQ. Take care.

    1. Thanks Andrée! Yes, they are fun to do. I shall do them again when I find the right project.



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