Saturday, 24 October 2015

Too Many...

Ever have that feeling where you feel like you're sewing a lot but not having anything to show for it? I'm in that mode right now. I've been jumping between so many projects that I've been feeling like I haven't been doing much sewing at all. I did make the next three blocks for my block exchange with my sister. I can't share those yet though. But here is something that I can share....

I decided to turn my first paper pieced block into a pillow cover. I purchased more of the Northcott solid to add a border to make this pillow cover for a 20" pillow form. 

So then came the part of figuring out how to quilt it....





I flipped through my copy of Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and decided to try out some pebbles. I decided that I would put pebbles in the background around the star.

I practiced on paper first.




And then on some fabric.




Then I started on my pillow cover. I was completely terrified. I put on Matchbox Twenty and started making pebbles....




It's far from perfect but the overall effect is grand :)


Here's a picture of the back which will not be visible when the pillow cover is complete.




I am pretty happy with this, even with all the mistakes ;)


6 comments:

  1. Kudos on trying pebbles. I think it looks great!

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  2. Wow! It looks terrific! See? You just have to go for it!

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  3. The pebbles are great! Glad you jumped in! This is going to make a lovely pillow...

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  4. I love the free motion quilting. It's amazing!

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  5. Pebbles don't need to be perfect... it's their collective imperfection that makes them work! Way to go for taking a risk and trying something new!

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  6. You did an amazing job! The end result is so worth it.

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