Friday, 15 December 2017

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 166 - Camera Case

Easy as pie - why did it take me so long to get round to making this?  Probably because I was thinking I needed to make a specially shaped case for my camera, whereas a simple pouch does just as well.  

The quilting shows up really well, which I am pleased about...

...and on the inside the print fabric makes a surprise appearance every time.  I have never been sure whether I like the colours of the print, but I love the pattern and it worked a treat as a guide for the quilting. 

As for the brown with cream flowers, that is probably one of the ugliest fabrics I have ever allowed in the house, yet somehow it works as the binding. 

And while I'm having a good moan, the green reminds me of the PE knickers we wore at primary school.  In my mind's eye I am transported back to being eight again, when doorways were bigger.

It's surprising how many unpromising elements can be brought together and work well.

Here goes for Week 166.

The project that caught my eye in Week 165 was Kerry's Provence quilt.  If you haven't seen her Flickr page 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 with Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Thank you Muv. Very kind of you. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. It is so satisfying when you can pull something from your stash and make it work. That binding is just lovely with the other two fabrics. Well done Muv!

  3. Hi Muv!!
    Your machine quilting is beautiful!!

  4. You gotta love finding just the right use for oddball fabrics in the stash. Your camera case looks great, and I love the dense, pretty quilting!



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