Friday 2 September 2022

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 397 - Finally Started


Finally I have made a start on the crib lining for the autumn baby.  Time is flying, the due date is next month, and the fact that we are now into September really spurred me on to get to work today.  As usual, a job I thought would take half an hour took absolutely ages.  I need to make two long thin panels to go down the sides.  Making the sandwiches turned into a bit of a headache when I found the pattern on the fabric isn't quite horizontal, the oddments of wadding weren't long enough so I had to sew joins, and also the wadding was fairly badly creased and I had to resist the temptation to iron it.

Once the first panel was quilted I was a lot happier.  I had exactly the right colour thread, which didn't interfere with the movement of the design, and somehow the quilting brings the toy trains to life.

It's probably just the way I see it, but the trains are now going up and down little hills.

Here goes for Week 397:-

Many thanks to Andrée for linking up with her 3D seascape embroidery.  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, The quilting really does make the train move. I love the fabric...and those little projects always take more time that we think! Hope you're doing well.

    1. Hello Andrée, We're fine, thanks. Yes, little projects always take ages. I should have learnt that by now.



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