Thursday, 16 April 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 40 - Back in 2011...

... I tried free motion quilting for the very first time, using ordinary white machine cotton,

meandering around some really drab samples of furnishing cotton,

with thermal curtain lining instead of wadding.  The resulting samples are still lurking around the sewing room.  I haven't a clue what to do with them.  But because I have done nil quilting this week, for today's rather unusual linky I thought I would show you my first unsteady steps.

This week you have an absent hostess...

I am off on another jaunt with my brother and will not be back until late next week.  This post is on automatic timer, a bit like an oven, so you can link up as usual and eat all the cakes.  I will not be able to visit your blogs for a while, so please make sure you visit each other.  Also, if you leave a comment it won't show, but please don't let that stop you from commenting - when I come home I want to look forward to reading real comments after I have deleted all the wretched spam.

See you all soon!  I shall take plenty of photos on my travels...


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Here goes for week 40...

Many thanks to Brianna, Cynthia, Hilary, Gwyned, Maartje, Linda, Claire, Angie and PearShaped 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.


  1. It's good to keep those pieces around. That way you can compare your progress on FMQ. Have a fun trip!

  2. Muv, you are a hoot! I got so tickled at the oven-and-cakes analogy. Hope you are having a wonderful trip. And your first attempts at free motion look as good as what I'm doing after 4 years. What's up with that?? LOL



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