Monday, July 2, 2012

Fear Factor

This last week I decided to conquer some fears I had.

The first: Pebble Quilting.

I have a special project that HAS to be pebble quilted. I keep trying to visualize it quilted in a different way but nothing else will work. After a pep talk from April I decided to give it a try. It wasn't as hard as I thought, but definitely takes practice. In this photo it looks pretty good but I'm going to work on it a little more before I start on the actual quilt.

The second: Paper Piecing

I made my own dresden-ish template and gave it a go. It wasn't too difficult, but like the quilting, needs practice. I'm planning on using this as the example for my Bee blocks. I am so excited!

Last week I took a night off from the fam. to hang out with some wonderful ladies at the SNAP/Sewing Summit meet-up. It was so much fun and just the break I needed. I finally met the fabulous Sachiko from TeaRoseHome. I've been a fan of hers for years and have never met her in person!

I also met Natalie from Craftin' Mechanic! I fell in love with Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott but Material Girls was all out of charms. So Natalie and I split the cost of a layer cake and had it cut in half!

As soon as I got home I grabbed some of my Cotton Coutures that matched and put together a lovely little bundle. These gorgeous prints are going to be my next 'First'.  I better get busy.

In other news:
Ribbon Candy Quilt Company is giving away a 25 yd. roll of Steam-A-Seam!
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Yvonne said...

That quilting loks difficult but I think it turns out beautiful. Love your version of the dresden plate!

jofridsquilt said...

Your quilting looks just great. Hugs Jofrid

Unknown said...

Congratulations on taking the "first" steps in quilting...I'm still scared to go there and have been straight-line stitching everything...LOL

natalie christensen said...

The pebble quilting looks great! I think I need some solids to go with mine too.

Ellie Q said...

Nice pebble quilting! I tried some and it didn't go well. :)

trish said...

Oh how fun! I wish I lived closer. :0)

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