Thursday, 20 August 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 57 - Another Cot Quilt for a Boy

Having enjoyed making a baby boy's cot quilt so much, I am now making another.  This time, instead of cars all round the border, there is just this racy red set of wheels in the centre.  I only have four short strips of the cars fabric left, so I am eking it out as far as it will go.

To keep the wheels theme going, this quilt has runaway trains, which have been printed off the horizontal and are rolling downhill.

The quilting is finished, and the binding will have to wait for a few days.  My husband is on his two week summer holiday from work, and we have some trips planned.  Stony beach last week, sand this week...

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If there is anybody still at home, here goes for week 57..

Many thanks to Maartje, Angie and Dena 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 Angie's blog A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPs Be Gone
and Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday, where Sarah is celebrating her millionth blog view(!!!) with a give away!


  1. We talked about those cool cars before, but I love the surprise of finding trains on the back!

  2. Such a darling quilt for a little baby boy. Go on over and share it at Michele's Let's Make Baby quilts. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. I have another to practice FMQ on for next Friday.

    1. Thanks Angie - yes, I have linked up now. For some reason I hadn't thought of linking up unless it was finished.



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