Thursday, 14 May 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 44 - A Spire

It is very unusual that I complain about the weather being too good, but today is the first cold and rainy day for ages, and the first day all week that I have stayed in to do some sewing.  So, not much progress with the little landscape, but plenty of digging and planting on the allotment.

This is another detail of the horizon I have been working on, a little church with a spire.  On this close up the colours in the threads show up fairly well.  The door will have to be filled in at some stage, and there will be a cloud or two in the sky.

The reeds are the same ones as in last week's photo.  This project is all about doing two landscapes at a time - a great idea in theory, but I have already decided that one at a time is easier.

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Here goes for week 44...

Many thanks to MaartjeEstherJulie, Gwyned, Claire, Quilt Musings and Carole for linking up last week to show their free motion quilting 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 quilters from the 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

Linking up with Connie's blog Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday 
and Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for Whoop Whoop Friday


  1. Lovely start to your landscape; it's interesting to see how you build your thread pictures up. I admire your patience; I'd soon be going nuts if I had to keep rethreading my machine!

    1. That's half the fascination, Marly. All the threads are variegated, you see how the shades are working together, and change threads when you want to shift the emphasis of the colour. It is a slow(ish) process but strangely relaxing.



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