Thursday, 27 August 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 58 - A Car in the Middle


The second cot quilt for a baby boy is finished, with a car in the middle and runaway trains (both shown in last week's preview), and with blocks with aeroplanes and a pale green nursery print left over from the first quilt.


Having assembled all the blocks in the centre, it took me a while to decide on the border.  Initially I wasn't sure about this tartan patchwork print, but it turned out looking just right because the shade of blue was a perfect match with the binding.


This London teatime print is a complete laugh.  I was able to carry on with the wheels theme with this taxi on a mug...


...and add a splash of red with this telephone box. 

Needless to say I have enjoyed myself so much that I have started another. 

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If there is anybody still at home, here goes for week 57..

Many thanks to Gwyned
, Angie and Cynthia for linking up last week to show their free motion quilting projects.

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

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 57 - Another Cot Quilt for a Boy




Having enjoyed making a baby boy's cot quilt so much, I am now making another.  This time, instead of cars all round the border, there is just this racy red set of wheels in the centre.  I only have four short strips of the cars fabric left, so I am eking it out as far as it will go.



To keep the wheels theme going, this quilt has runaway trains, which have been printed off the horizontal and are rolling downhill.

The quilting is finished, and the binding will have to wait for a few days.  My husband is on his two week summer holiday from work, and we have some trips planned.  Stony beach last week, sand this week...



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If there is anybody still at home, here goes for week 57..

Many thanks to Maartje, Angie and Dena for linking up last week to show their free motion quilting projects.

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 Angie's blog A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPs Be Gone
and Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts
and Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday, where Sarah is celebrating her millionth blog view(!!!) with a give away!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

A Picture for Sunday - In the Woods


Taken earlier this week in Horner Woods on Exmoor.

Welcome to Trace, Barbara Showell and Cathy Loper, the latest followers - thank you for joining!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Summer Holidays

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It's August and time for a break.  The linky will be back on Thursday 20th.  In the meantime, happy sewing!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 56 - The Grand Draw


The Grand Draw took place this week, in the kitchen next to the sink.  In the interests of transparency, all the names were put into a pyrex dish.

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Farve did the honours.  Being in the kitchen threw him somewhat, he thought he should be baking and he went straight into Mary Berry mode (my compatriots know what I'm on about, apologies to everyone who doesn't) keeping me on hooks waiting for the winner, who turned out to be...


... Angie!



Angie chose the second landscape that I finished, and has given it the title Heading Home.  The ducks have already started their long flight to California.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part, and also to everyone who has linked up to Free Motion Mavericks during its first year.  I hope you have all enjoyed taking part as much as I have enjoyed being hostess!

So what have I quilted this week?  Absolutely nothing, but I know there are people out there who have been doing marvellous things...


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...so here goes for week 56...

Many thanks to JanineMarie, Linda, Gina, Heulwen, Andree, Gwyned and Dena for linking up last week to show their free motion quilting projects.

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 Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday
and, to give her a laugh, Angie's blog A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPs Be Gone.

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