Thursday, 2 December 2021

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 359 - Designing the Wedding Quilt

You might recognise this quilt, one of my all-time favourites.  It has been across the back of the settee for over a week so I can work out how I am going to make the wedding quilt.  The strips between the large blocks of colour work well in giving the quilt a modern look, and I have decided to use this technique again.  Fortunately I have plenty of scraps that are suitable, and I have started work already.  To increase the range of colours, I am also using up a bundle of colour samples, which are approximately four and a half inches square, ideal for two inch wide strips.

Of course, I had forgotten how fiddly and time consuming the whole process is.  I am hoping to make plenty of strips before I cut the larger pieces.  I am trying to plan the layout of the blocks in advance rather than make the blocks first, as I usually do.  Initially I shall be making nine eighteen inch square blocks, and then I shall work out the size and design of the border blocks afterwards.  At the rate I am going I shall be lucky to have it finished by Easter.

Here goes for Week 359:-

Many thanks to Gail for linking up last time with her tree skirt.  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. Hi Muv, that sounds like a great quilt! Good luck. Is the deadline before Easter? Take care.

    1. Hello Andrée, Yes, the self-imposed deadline is Easter. I'm beginning to enjoy this project. Hooray!



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