Thursday 4 August 2022

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 393 - Home Again

My favourite photo taken on our trip away last month - at last we have met our granddaughter Emilia, who is now 21 months old.  We took a two week holiday to Ireland to visit our daughter and son-in-law Genevieve and Gonzalo in Belfast, and son and daughter-in-law Ally and Leah and little Emilia, who live near Dublin.  It was frustrating not being able to see Emilia when she was tiny and having to wait so long to be able to travel.  We have received scores of pictures and videos of her, but it isn't the same as seeing her in real life.  She is every bit as beautiful as we expected, and a bit of a scamp.  She also loves her food, and I found that the best time to get a picture of her was when she was in the high chair.  This is the minced beef picture, where things were fairly well under control.  The chicken curry picture is a far messier affair.

This little hat came with me on our travels.  It was all but finished when we set off, but it needed elastic, which I bought in Northern Ireland, and something on top.  Once we were home I made a pompom, which turned out totally useless so I scrapped it.  Instead I made a knitted flower in grey, and a slightly smaller flower in the blue mix to match the brim.  I can't decide whether the finished item reminds me more of a tea cosy or a Christmas pudding.

I have no quilting projects to show today, so I am looking forward to seeing what appears on the linky this week!

 Here goes for Week 393:-

Many thanks to Andrée for linking up last time with her flower mug rugs.  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, I'm so happy for you to have finally met your granddaughter. I hope that you had an amazing trip.

    1. Thank you Andrée! It was a wonderful trip. At long last I feel like a real granny, It has made such a difference.



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