Probably the most boring picture I have ever posted about free motion quilting. A bit like a kid waving a blank piece of paper and yelling "Look mum at this lovely picture I'm going to draw." Bemused mother can do no more than feign interest.
Anyway, the plan is to use up some part synthetic fabric that is cluttering up the cupboard as a practice piece. The solitary line will be a horizon and some sort of landscape is just going to have to evolve because I really couldn't be bothered planning one. It's been a busy week, with a very exciting and unquilty finish.
At first sight an equally tedious picture, but it is about time I showed you one of my husband's ingenious constructions. The pine table behind the treadle is in fact a hinged flap, a bit like a leaf of a gate-legged table but minus the table. It is virtually impossible to do free motion quilting when the treadle is up against the wall because there is no room for the work behind the machine, and it is too much effort to push it over the dining table, which is the wrong height anyway. My husband cast his ever practical eye over the situation quite some time ago. Now all I need to do is pull the machine away from the wall, pull up the flap, swing the leg into position underneath it, and off I go.
Here goes for week 42...
Many thanks to Maartje, Katy, Judy, Gwyned, Teresa, Stitchin At Home, Angie and Julie for linking up last time.
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 quilters from USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France and Macau have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.