Friday 16 September 2022

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 399 - A Trip to Surrey


Again I have to own up that I have done zero sewing, and I shall blame the weather - it has been too good to stay in, which is unusual because often we have summers that are complete washouts, so this year I have been taking every opportunity to be outside.  The allotment is having an overhaul, which is long overdue, and I have spent countless hours digging, weeding, burning the garden rubbish, and getting thoroughly grubby.  It has been bliss.

Last week we went to stay with my brother in Surrey and had a pleasant few days talking, eating, going out on trips and relaxing.  The wildlife there is slightly different.  The foxes are bold, casually strolling through gardens at any time of the day.  This handsome young fox was basking on a neighbour's lawn.  I don't often see foxes here because they are timid country foxes, unlike the fearless urban foxes where my brother lives.

It was an unforgettable trip because after driving through spectacular thunderstorms to get there, not long after we arrived the news came through about the Queen's death.  She will be greatly missed.

Here goes for Week 399:-

Many thanks to Andrée for linking up last time with her fabric books.  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now.

Blogger is being very uncooperative tonight and won't download images for me, so no photo from Andrée's blog yet.  Perhaps it will work tomorrow.

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 wonderful trip. I'm glad that you've been playing in the garden! Lots of time to quilt when the weather turns cold :-)

    1. Hello Andrée, It was great fun - we always have a good time with my brother and sister in law. Yes, it's finally getting a bit chilly!



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