Wednesday, December 9, 2009

~Wonky Pebble Stroller Quilt Finished~

I have a lot of new favorites recently... and now pebble quilting is at the top of my list! Its more fluid than stippling, not as ho-hum as straight quilting, but it does take a TON of thread. I went through 3 bobbins of thread just on this 29"x28" stroller quilt. Worth it? Completely. And will make for one VERY sturdy quilt I think.
Next - tons of photos - what more can I say?





These three circles I appliqued onto the quilt backing before I sandwiched it all together. A simple zig-zag stitch did the trick.

The following photos I snapped yesterday on my lunch break. Its been quite dreary in Ohio this week, so I wasn't sure I'd be able to take any outdoor pics. My hands were frozen but I can deal with it.


I've used this Amy Butler Lotus fabric WAY too often, so it might be the last time you see this combination from me for a while. I wanted to use up these scraps as there is no way I'm throwing them away!

Now listed in my Etsy shop... I'd love to add even more quilts to sell *sigh* but when? Before baby arrives, hopefully! Hmm speaking of baby, I plan on starting his quilt first thing in January!

So this was another UFO to cross of my list.... how is your list coming? Only about 3 more weeks for the "Joy in the New Year Challenge!" I think I'll get 8 out of my 9 done for sure.

18 comments:

randi said...

Very nice! The quilting looks great. I am still stuck working on my stippling. It looks OK, but needs more work, for sure. :)

Randi

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Blue Is Bleu said...

Loving this colour combination! Very very cute quilt :)

Stephanie said...

This is one of my favorite quilts you've made! Partially because I'm addicted to Amy Butler's dots, part because I want to make a circle applique quilt (love those),also because the pebbles are just so awesome, and maybe it's the fact that I love orange and gray together! I love it!!! Awesome job!!

elle said...

Shoot! This makes me want to start another project, not work on those joyful UFO's! I like it!

Di~ said...

I really love this quilt! Thank You!

Rebekah said...

what a pretty quilt! I love the colors in it!

beth said...

This is a wonderful quilt! I bet it's hard to let go of them when they're this cute!

Aimee said...

Beautiful quilt. I have to try that quilting design - I love it!

Sunshine said...

Turned out very nice! I may have to go orange some time soon, it's got that special umph, especially with the white!

Cheers,
Christine

SophiaAster said...

This came out great! The quilting is fantastic. I love how it complements the simple applique circles you did on the back.

freshlemons said...

I love it!! I need to work up the courage to try the pebble quilting. Maybe on something small like a pillow. :-) Great job on getting another UFO done! I have one sitting next to my sewing machine....but I'm on the computer instead. LOL

Leslie said...

this has to be one of the most beautiful quilts i have ever seen. i have not tried it yet but looking at your pictures makes me want to.

Beth said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

ROZ said...

Baby will be cozy!

Sarah said...

I love the quilt. I stumbled upon your blog through Etsy. I live in Cbus as well and am just starting to quilt. I'd love to hear if you have taken any classes locally or know of any "hidden" sewing shops around town other than JoAnns.

Melanie said...

Beautiful job on the quilt and the pebble quilting! I've only tried it on placemats and you are right, it's a tread hog!

Nice work on your UFO list. I keep doing new projects that weren't on the list! I'm hoping the week after Christmas will be UFO focus week.

Jennifer said...

Love that Amy Butler print. I bought some at a cute shop in Clintonville recently. I am just south of Columbus in Lancaster! Small blogging world - love your stuff.

Jennifer
www.sewitsmidnightmama.blogspot.com

Aunt Spicy said...

Yes, I am getting caught up on my blog reading :-) This is just gorgeous...I really love those amy butler prints. I have a stash that I am saving for when they will be "fresh" again to my eyes!