Thursday, 6 April 2017

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 133 - Not Trousers

Very easily mistaken for a pair of fancy puttees...

My husband came home from work and saw what he thought was a pair of leggings on the table.  Earlier that day I had tried out the sleeve board for the first time. 

I no longer have seven quilted panels, but the component parts of a jacket.  This is the most terrifying project I have undertaken for a very long time, so frightening in fact that I daren't tell you any more about it until it is finished.  I will own up to the fact that I am fighting the fear that the whole thing could go wrong at any time.  Pathetic, really.  It's not hang gliding.

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Here goes for Week 133..

The project that caught my eye in Week 132 was Lynette's beautiful quilt for her husband's retirement.  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. I've seen some the lovely clothes you've put together, so, I know this will also work out nicely.

    1. Thanks Cheryl. I appreciate the encouragement, especially at the moment as it feels as though I have been making it forever.

  2. It is going to be fabulous!

    1. I really hope so. Then I have to think about my hair. Such vanity.

  3. That is going to be very cool when it's finished. I can't wait to see.

    1. Thanks Gavin. It is well and truly at the driving me barmy stage.



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