Thursday, 28 May 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 46 - Rudbeckias Everywhere

Nine tenths of the quilting is done on the latest cradle quilt, and it should be finished and bound by next week.  This quilt hasn't been plain sailing, even though I have already made two very similar ones.  One of the problems is that I haven't tried quilting the flowers upside down, so I have had a little more bulk to the right hand side of the needle than I prefer to work with.  And also the backing fabric is too thin, so rumples are becoming a feature on the back.

All will be confessed next week.

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Here goes for week 46...

Many thanks to Julie, Bernie, Carole Ida and Quilt Musings 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.


  1. I can not see the back, but the quilting on the top looks gorgeous. I like this pattern!

  2. Well the front sure is looking pretty! Like you said, that baby won't care about the back.

  3. I just love your rudbeckias. They make such a pretty motif.



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