Thursday 7 January 2021

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 313 - The Skirt Is Now A Cushion

Christmas present from me to me.  Just what I wanted!  I finished it just before Christmas, and now it props me up on my computer chair, the one shown in the picture.  I must be getting old, because I like my back to be upright and well padded, whereas my daughter sits at the computer and promptly flings the cushion to the floor.

The skirt let me down last winter by splitting up the back seam as I got into the car.  In November I started work on the quilting, played around with paisley designs, and managed to get the cushion cover finished just before Christmas.

It isn't my neatest job ever.  I didn't manage to get my edges straight.  Being an old skirt, it still flared a little at the bottom edge.  This meant that the overlap for the buttonholes ended up crooked.  Also, I didn't have three buttons the same colour, so I used the last two olive green buttons that I had, and put a red one of the same size in the middle.

Now that the weather is chilly, I am quite missing my lovely warm woollen skirt.  I also have plans for an old jacket that I haven't worn for decades.

Here goes for Week 313 :-

Many thanks to Cheryl for linking up with her Hot Wheels 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. Am just stabilising my quilt at the moment - lots of stitch in the ditch going on. Then I'll be doing some fmc. Finally!

  2. The skirt makes a lovely pillow. Thanks for featuring my quilt.

  3. Hi Muv, I really love your pillow. I think that it's a great idea to be re-purposing clothes that we may love but that, for what ever reason, we don't wear. I have a lot of that kind of clothes that I hope to eventually work with. I did cut up a couple of shirts last spring and have been using the fabric in all kinds of projects. So fun! Take care.



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