Thursday 20 January 2022

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 365 - The First Sandwiches


Only five sandwiches for the wedding quilt are made so far, and I started with the four corners because they are only about 17 inches square.  I thought I would make the smallest pieces first to get myself going.

There is a straight line of quilting along the edges of the scrappy strips, which I have sewn with my 1927 Singer 99K.  I haven't used this machine since early 2016, which is when I started using my 1916 machine to celebrate its centenary.  The old machine has had a good run of six years, and I fancied using the 1927 machine again to add to the enjoyment of making this wedding quilt.  Much as I love the 1916 machine, I had forgotten how much smarter the newer machine looks, and how smoothly it runs.

Just these few lines of straight quilting help keep the sandwich together, so that means fewer quilting pins, and it will be easier to handle when it comes to the free motion quilting.  

Just another twenty sandwiches to go!

Here goes for Week 365:-

Many thanks to Frédérique for linking up last time with her baby owl 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. Coming along nicely Muv. I still have a bit of binding to do on my wedding quilt. I had to use a walking foot as it was too heavy to fmq! Why did I make it soooo big!!! Hopefully get a piccy when it is finished and on the bed ready for a photo for you.

  2. Hi Muv, that's a great start! I love doing the initial stitching to get me going and give me confidence. I'm sure that you will have great success with your 1927 sewing machine! Take care.



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