Friday, 30 July 2021

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 341 - Underskirt Taking Shape

Over the past couple of weeks I have done very little on the underskirt, but it's very nearly there!

It has progressed from the tennis skirt stage and is now unmistakeably an underskirt.  I have added one more tier to the inner layer, with a sewn down fold just below knee level to give a second channel for a hoop.  So far I have put on just one layer of netting, but I shall be adding another tier underneath.  Once that is finished, I can leave the hem and hoops until we have a proper fitting at the dressmaker's next month for the hem of the wedding dress to be taken up.

Slowly but surely the wedding plans are coming together.  Our daughter and her young man have been staying with us for nearly a fortnight so they can do all the necessary admin - seeing the local registrar, getting paperwork filed with the diocese, visiting the venue we have lined up for the reception, sorting out the guest list... so much to do!  At the same time they have been working from home, with daughter on her computer downstairs, and fiancé in his makeshift home office up in the attic.  Between us we have sorted out so much over the past two weeks that we are beginning to really look forward to the big day.  October will soon be upon us! 


Here goes for Week 341:-

Many thanks to Gail for linking up with her beautiful wedding 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. The underskirt looks great. Glad the wedding plans are going well.

    1. Thanks Cheryl. I am breathing a sigh of relief now. Three or four weeks ago it was getting pretty nerve racking.

  2. Coming on nicely. Surprising how fast the last few weeks race away!

    1. Thanks Kerry! Yes, time will suddenly start flying.



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