Until now all the little cot and crib quilts that I have made over the past few weeks have been assembled from blocks. As a result I have been left with lots of short left over strips which I need to use up. This seemed like a nice simple solution - scrappy strips framing a central panel of one of my favourite fabrics.
The back is also scrappy, because I was left with pieces of the plain blue, which I have stretched out with other odd bits.
The London tea time print is definitely one of my all time favourites. It is so cheerful and comforting, and somehow strangely familiar.
I can't think why I am so attached to it.
Talking of tea, I need frequent tea breaks with this landscape project, which starts with a few free motion quilted lines (as shown on yesterday's post, where you can see a really quick video of the same piece of work at an earlier stage)...
... and continues with more lines being added to gradually build up the picture...
... with frequent changes of thread to give subtle shifts of colour. That, in a nutshell, is the method.
Here goes for week 62..
Many thanks to everyone who linked up last week to show their free motion quilting projects.
The project in Week 61 that really caught my eye was this lovely quilt of falling leaves by Judy. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more photos and read about how she made it.
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 Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Nina Marie's blog Creations... Quilts, Art... Whatever for Off The Wall Friday
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.