Thursday, 27 August 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 58 - A Car in the Middle

The second cot quilt for a baby boy is finished, with a car in the middle and runaway trains (both shown in last week's preview), and with blocks with aeroplanes and a pale green nursery print left over from the first quilt.

Having assembled all the blocks in the centre, it took me a while to decide on the border.  Initially I wasn't sure about this tartan patchwork print, but it turned out looking just right because the shade of blue was a perfect match with the binding.

This London teatime print is a complete laugh.  I was able to carry on with the wheels theme with this taxi on a mug...

...and add a splash of red with this telephone box. 

Needless to say I have enjoyed myself so much that I have started another. 

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

Many thanks to Gwyned
, Angie and Cynthia 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 Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts
and Angie's blog A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPs Be Gone
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. I love the subtle colours you have used in your quilt - I find it tricky to get the right tones in my quilts. I would love to make something like this. :)

    1. Hello Hoffi,

      There's a trick to it. Find some fabrics in boring colours that you would normally hate, for instance grey and beige, and liven then up with small areas of more colourful fun packed prints that actually have the same shades of grey or beige hidden in them. In real life the beige check in the corners is the last word in drab, but I forced myself to use it.

      Love, Muv

  2. This has such a great vintage look to it. And it manages to look quite little-boy active and yet very peaceful at the same time. Great combination for a crib!

    Love, Linda

  3. Cute quilt for a boy. Looks snuggly too.

  4. Love your quilt. You did a great job.

  5. Oh how sweet! And I love the cab on a mug print!!

  6. They are addictive, aren't they? Love your cot quilt.



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