Thursday 11 March 2021

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 321 - Piecing Again


Got to get going again somehow, so what better way is there? The strips of squares were sitting patiently in a box, waiting for me to pick them up and make them into something, so today I finally settled down at the machine and started sewing.  Inspiration has deserted me for months, so rather than try and think up a grand new departure, I decided to piece a top for a cradle quilt, which I can practically do on auto-pilot.  Once I have started, I am sure ideas for new projects will come flooding in.

Life has been a bit busy recently.  We have had unusually dry weather for a couple of weeks, so I have been out digging the potato patch so I can plant the spuds at the end of this month.  I am determined to do better than last year, when they went in almost a month late.  Now the wind has changed direction, and we have wild wet weather blowing in from the Atlantic, excellent for staying in and getting on with sewing. 

I had an entertaining few messages back and forth with Andrée last week.  She sent me pictures of 9ft deep snow, I replied with pictures of a green hill and sunshine, and it was several hours later that I realised she was telling me I hadn't done the linky.  Not knowing what day it is is old hat.  I didn't even know what week it was.  So, without further ado, and with apologies for being a week late, here goes for week 321...

Many thanks to Rebecca Grace for linking up last time with her February Christmas sweets quilt - made me feel a whole lot better about losing a week in a time warp.  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.

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  1. I keep several projects going all the time. That way, if I get stumped, I have something to sew, and then I can get inspired again.

  2. I am very good at forgetting what day it is around here! Hope you find your sewing mojo!

  3. I find that's the best way to get back in the groove...just working on something simple. It looks like it'll be wonderful. I hope you find your mojo!!!
    And boy do I know what you mean about not knowing what day it is!!! It happens!

  4. Hi Muv, it's not easy starting a quilt when you don't have any inspiration but a scrappy baby quilt is bound to get the juices going. BTW, our 9' snowbank has melted to about 5'. Yeah!!!! Take care.



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