Thursday, February 06, 2020

Free Motion Mavericks

Hi! Welcome to week 266 of the Free Motion Mavericks linking party!

A production of quilted journal covers

A lovely neutral cover
If birds can have their own special words for groups, then I choose a "production" for a group of quilted journal covers.😊

The very first one!

My own colourful
 agenda cover

The newest members of the Production of journal covers
Using dot-to-dot quilting

A friend from the quilt guild gave me several bags of scraps. Some were much more than scraps since she decided to get rid of fabric that she would never use.

Well, I might not use those fabrics either, but for this project, I used the quilt panel fabric on the back and sewed the front of the journal cover using the bobbin thread.

I really like the effect of the dot-to-dot quilting without really having the fabric delineate the blocks. Once again I used variegated thread in the bobbin.

FMQ on this panel to make the
yellow journal cover

The supplies for making the
yellow journal cover

This fun coffee fabric has been FMQ. Now to make the Coffee Lover's journal cover.

Aren't these great? If they look
familiar it's because I've made a 
few hexies with similar fabric
The blue-green polka dots will look
great as a background fabric

An update (February 9, 2020): My Coffee Lover's journal cover is finished. I'd rather update this post than write up another one, so here it is!

Coffee Lover's journal cover

The back of the Coffee Lover's journal cover

I just love the inside of this one!

Tall Tales Book block UFO 
One Monthly Goal for February

Tall Tales Book block UFO 
This month I will finish one of the Tall Tales Book blocks that I started making during my holidays last fall. You can check out the links below.

Oops, it would seem that I forgot to link up to the February OMG goal link up. Oh well, I still want to get these two done!

Related links
Linking parties
I'll be linking up to many fun linking parties. Let's see what's going on out there! Friday Foto Fun, Beauties Pageant, Off the Wall Friday, Put Your Foot Down, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Colour and Inspiration TuesdayMonday Making, What I Made Monday, and DrEAMi with Sandra at mmm quilts!

Free Motion Mavericks

We've had some great projects linked up last time - thanks so much for joining us. I'd like to give a special mention to Muv of Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing, my Free Motion Mavericks partner. Her free motion quilted piece, A Lane in May was undeniably frustrating to make, but I believe that it was ultimately a wonderful project. 😊 If you haven't seen it yet, go check it out.

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  1. Hello Andrée, Thanks for featuring my tree! Should have the picture on the wall this weekend...
    Love your book theme this week. The colourful cover for your agenda is gorgeous!
    Love, Muv

    1. Thanks Muv, it really is a wonderful tree :-) I'm looking forward to seeing the finished, framed piece on your wall. Have a great weekend.

  2. I love the journal covers. What a great use for those fabrics! Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday.

  3. Wow what a nice friend. You are getting pretty good at the journal covers. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

    1. Thanks Denise. I'm having a lot of fun making them since they can all be so different!

  4. Each journal cover is a work of art! I must make some of these. Actually I could make a planner cover since I don’t journal anymore. Glad to see someone else forgets to link up OMG. Haha Thanks for looking this up with DrEAMi!

    1. Thanks Sandra. I just love how one formula can be so different depending on the fabric. I'm making an amazing one for my BF with Japanese fabric. Can't wait to finish it! Thanks for hosting DrEAMi! I often come to link up too late for that one too!


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