Friday, 29 September 2017

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 155 - Variation on a Theme

Repetition is no bad thing when you want to churn out a few little quilts, but I have to confess that I am getting a little bored and need to do something different soon.  It's all getting a little too deja vu at the moment.

Having said that, I particularly like the shades of blue in this quilt.

The green spots give a nice fresh look...

... there is a bit of entertaining detail in the binding...

...and the butterflies on the backing are an absolute delight.

Here goes for Week 155.

The project that caught my eye in Week 154 was Karen's mini quilt enhanced with fabric paints.  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.

Linking up to Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday.


  1. I needed a quick baby quilt and was inspired by one of your quilts you posted a few weeks ago. it was the one with the scooters on it. I had the same fabric in a different colourway, so used it as the central square and then used the colours in the surrounding squares. It wasn't perfect but it was well received. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Brenda,
      I'm so delighted! I've got the scooters in different colours too.
      Love, Muv

  2. I hear you on the repetition. Sometimes I like to repeat a pattern or group of fabrics and it's easy and fun...until I'm ready for something else. Anything else! But I always come back to the good old stipple FMQ motif, so useful and accommodating, big or small. Your stipple is very smooth and even, so your brain must work a bit like mine. Folks either love or hate the meander.

    1. Well my mind is always wandering. Perhaps the quilting just reflects what is going on in my head.



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