Well I once again pushed hard to finish another mini quilt (still one more to go!). I have been busily hand appliquéing this little quilt with 42 petals. I’ll admit that all that hand sewing has taken me a little bit longer to do than I expected, but I’m not always the best judge of how long something will take me. In fact, I should probably multiply the time I think by 4. Things are always finished in my head, so I never understand why it takes so long for it to actually come to completion! LOL.
But onto the quilt. The other day I finished all the appliqué and was so thrilled that I had to photograph it in that state. Matching up all those little points was quite a feat.
I’ve been wanting to tackle this pattern for a while and now seemed like the crazy perfect time to try it. Because I’m insane. Yep. But I still love that I did it. This quilt is for Spiced Coffee and she already sent me her swap package weeks ago…me, I’m slipping this one in barely in time for the deadline.
I’ve been planning the quilting for quite a while and knew that I wanted to do a dense pattern that would create texture to the background and make the design of the pattern and the fabrics really stand out. So I decided on pebble quilting because it is a free motion technique that I can actually do and it is made up of circles…pulling the whole design of the quilt together.
But I loved that as this quilt came together, the pebble quilting really lived up to its name. The background really did begin to look like pebbles or rather sand. And all of the sudden I was seeing Starfish in the pattern laying across the sand. I loved this secondary way to view the quilt.
Do you see the starfish or is it just me? LOL. Regardless, I love how this turned out and I caught the early morning sun for the photos this morning. It just made it feel more like the sandy beach that I wish I were on.
And of course, there was the extra bonus of how the back looked with all of that quilting and slightly contrasting thread. You get sort of a shadow image of the pattern.
It almost makes want to do another one just for the quilting options…actually come to think of it…I could do that pretty easily. Hmmm….another quilt idea!
I hope that Marilyn loves the little quilt and that you all enjoy it too. I’m happy that I got a chance to tackle another pattern on my to do list. It’s great to gather a list of skills and patterns completed. But I’ll admit that I have maybe one more of these in me…but not for a while. I need the break! LOL.