Well, not exactly rocking….pebbling is more like it. But a title that reads “Pebbling My World” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Did you read yesterday’s post about some of the fabric I added to my collection last week? If you did, then you already know that that fabric is a major part of my own crush for Main Crush Monday. If not, go check it out! But beware – it may cause you to want to do some shopping of your own. 🙂
In addition to all that fun, I’ve been quilting on the grunge quilt. It’s slow going, mostly because I only get to work on it in small chunks of time, but I absolutely love the way it looks. The new pattern has areas of negative space that just begs to be quilted. For reasons that will become clear when the pattern is released, I decided to quilt those spaces with pebbles. Here’s a pic:
Don’t you just want to pet that beautiful texture??
I am using Superior’s Mono Poly thread in clear. I want those pebbles (I’m calling them bubbles 😉 ) to have a sheen to them and this thread is the perfect choice. See how it catches the light?
Between this quilt and my new fabric, I have a LOT to crush on this week!
Let’s check in on some of the crushes from last week.
First, Mardi of Quilting Solutions shared a link to a YouTube video that shows how to achieve show quality binding. I watched the video and, while I wouldn’t use this method on all my quilts, I definitely will try it for any quilt I plan on entering into a show. It is an interesting video and I invite you to visit Mardi’s blog for the link. I think this method will be very useful!
Tracy of This and That from One Twenty Seven made quilts for Mothers / Fathers Day, for a total of four quilts. I love the way she took pictures of her quilts on an old bridge, and the story behind the quilts is so sweet.
Have you been following along with Karen of Tu-Na Quilts as she’s traveled her way through 73(!) quilt shops in two weeks? If not, check out her blog. She has shared some fun stories along the way, and brought home lots of loot!
Now it’s your turn! I would love for you to share what you are working on this week, new fabric you’ve acquired, or anything else you are crushing on. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how: