Thursday, 19 January 2017

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 122 - Joining Panels

Ever been spoilt for choice when choosing batiks?  Now that I am reaching the final stages of the Secret Project, with ten of the eleven panels completed, I have started to assemble the quilt.  None of the fabrics I had at home fitted the bill, so it was a great excuse for a shopping trip to find the perfect match for the joining strips.

As it turned out, I found two perfect matches, one with a lighter background...

... and the other with a darker background. 

The end is in sight, but this project still needs to stay under wraps until May.

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Here goes for Week 122...

The project that caught my eye in Week 121 was Heulwen's gorgeous 3D daffodils and tulips wall hanging.  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and have a closer look.

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, Macau, Russia, Ireland and Brazil have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.


  1. Don't you love when your quilt demands that you go shopping? Fun, fun. This quilt is gorgeous already--I can't wait until May.

  2. Hi Muv! Are you happy with the panel method? I am considering giving it a whirl for a large baby quilt. (Small baby, large quilt!)
    Donna B.

    1. Donna, I swear by it. These panels are approximately 24 x 35 inches. I wouldn't be happy manhandling anything much bigger.

  3. Love those cool blues, Muv! And I'm enjoying all the little glimpses at your beautiful leafy FMQ, too.

  4. Eeee, thanks for the highlight! :) I'm very intrigued by your viney project - gotta love a batik, no such thing as too many of those!



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