Thursday, 23 October 2014

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 18 - Gone to Germany

No, not me.  The tea cosy and mat have gone to Germany.  

We have had a friend staying with us who now lives in Germany, and he wanted to take home a present for his friend Birgit. She enjoys tea, so a matching cosy and mat in bright pink English tweed seemed like the ideal present for her.  She does felt making and is a dab hand at making slippers and hats, so all this colourful woolliness should be just up her street.

The tea cosy was finished some time ago and has already appeared in pictures.  This time the light was better and I have managed to capture the colour more accurately.  The mat was the cut off piece of the free motion quilted panel left over after making the cosy.  All I had to do was put the binding on and the job was done.

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So here goes for week 18...

Firstly, many thanks to  MaartjeHilary and Gwyned for linking up last time  - a great collection of projects.  

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 and/or grab the linky button for your blog's sidebar.
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 four days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Monday.

So far bloggers from USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany and Holland have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.

Linking up to Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday


  1. What a lovely cozy and mat. She's going to love her gift! The picture is definitely a money shot!

  2. What a lovely gift. Now that is the type of present I would love to receive.



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