Monday, July 16, 2012

PEBBLES, PEBBLES EVERYWHERE

The quilting is finished on my Dresden Plate quilt. I think I was doing pebbles in my sleep!


It took a tremendous amount of thread and time, but the effort was worth it. The natural light really shows the quilting.


I still may try and do some quilting in the star flower........


Also, I had a bit of fun with the binding. Everything else is scrappy, so I went with a bit of a scrappy binding. Just a few colour changes.


This will go on the ever growing pile of "what do I do with it now" quilts !

The next week will be spent with family from both sides. I don't imagine I will be able to get any sewing done, but maybe they won't mind if I work on my hexagons while we visit.

Have a great week, and when I am back, maybe I will have something new to show you : )

linking up with Connie at Quilting by the river

31 comments:

Kelsey said...

This is such a beautiful quilt!! The quilting is perfect for this!

Gramma Quilter said...

Well you can add this quilt to my list of favs! Love the print and it goes so great with the green. Awesome quilting!

Cindy said...

Well done!

Ariane said...

It looks gorgeous!! The quilting just makes the quilt come alive!! I love it!!!

Janine said...

This is stunning. The dresdens are fab against that green background and I love your pebbling :)

Karen said...

love love love it...I am helping our church quilt group at the moment we are doing 200 light quilts for Haiti.

Catherine said...

I love the pebble quilting: it finishes it off perfectly

Kelli said...

I just love this quilt.. the colors, fabrics.. and the quilting is perfect. So pretty, just love it!! Have a great week! xo

Diane-crewe said...

beautiful xx

Kelly said...

Gorgeous - love everything about it!

Shauna said...

Carla - it's beautiful!! Is it really hard to do pebbles? I've never tried it yet. It sure accentuates your dresdens and makes them come alive!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It looks incredible!

CitricSugar said...

It's gorgeous! Pebbles take a lot of thread but they give such a satisfying texture to a quilt - it really makes your dresdens stand out! Just fabulous - love a scrappy binding!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful!

Brandie said...

I love the finish! It's perfect all around.

**nicke... said...

oh those pebbles are perfection!

Pokey said...

Very pretty! The pebbles add wonderful texture, it's worth every bobbin fill (yep, I've done them, too)! I like your star centers ~
:-}pokey

vintage grey said...

So beautiful!! Love the cheery colors!! xo Heather

Betty Lou said...

What a sweet quilt and awesome machine quilting. You quilt with such happy colors, beautiful.

Megan said...

Carla! This is awesome! I love your quilting - pebbling definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The green background is the perfect choice for these plates - it makes the bright colors really pop!

Connie said...

How beautiful and I love the way you did the centers! Great pebbling too! Thanks for sharing.
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Sue Daurio said...

The pebbles and the scrappy binding are simply perfect for this quilt. Just love it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How pretty! I have a vintage dresden plate quilt, and the plates aren't quilted in that quilt, either. I love the 'poofy' effect it has.

Erica said...

The texture you have created in the background is just awesome - beautiful project!

Debbie said...

nice pebbling and the finish is lovely! Have fun family time!

Lily said...

This is beautiful, and I love all the Kate Spain. I have a bit of her fabric in my current project!

Celtic Thistle said...

I love Dresden plates and this is a stunner! Just tried fmq for the first time today, so am in awe of your perfect pebbling too :)

bloomingpoppies said...

This is such a beautiful quilt!! I love pebble quilting but have yet to give it a try. I am feeling quite inspired.....!!

quiltmania said...

Looks great Carla. I can hardly wait to see it in person!

Susana said...

Gracias por su inspiración y por favor haga algo para seguirla por correo electrónico.Cariños.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous quilt! Wow. Love the fabrics you chose and adore that pebble quilting. It looks wonderful.