Finished Quilting Projects

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 ;)


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

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

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

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

  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!

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