Lest you think that all I do is sit around basting hexagons, I thought I would show you what I've been doing the last couple of nights. My dresden plate quilt has been basted for over a year. I'm not sure if that's really bad, or a great advertisement for 505 spray baste : )
Anyway, I had this picture in my head of the background filled with pebble quilting (the one thing I can sort of do other than squiggly lines)
After the first 10 or so pebbles, my thought was to pick it all out and throw it in the corner. Then I thought, dang it! I am doing this! Some of them look a little more like kidney beans, but oh well.
Each one of these blocks takes a whole bobbin of thread. On the top I am using a Mettler variegated #9817
The fabrics in this quilt were scraps from my string quilt, jellyroll bits etc. I made it using the english paper piecing method just like the hexagons. The little star flower shape was a gift from a friend (thanks Dawn) and I think it makes it just a bit different from most dresdens.
This is going to take me a while to finish, but I will show you the end result soon.
Have a fabulous week-end and don't forget the sunscreen : 0 )
This.is.awesome! That quilting is perfect :) I need to make a dresden quilt soon...too many quilt ideas and not enough time!
This looks great! That's one of the few patterns I can fmq too!
This is beautiful. And I love the quilted pebbles. Now I want to dig out my dresden fan and get busy.
Love the pebbles, you inspire me.....I need to try them.
I like your green background AND the pebbles. I don't think they look like kidney beans, but who cares if they do - not me, it's lovely!
Pebbles are not all round....some are definitely shaped more like beans...so you get an A+ for quilting.
The star centers are a stroke of genious!
Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
The center stars are perfect. I've never seen them used and they're a really lovely change from circles. Beautiful.
oh gracious carla! i LOOOOOVE it! i have so much stuff i want to do and work is preventing me from doing it today! blech! i can't wait to see this done it is going to be beautiful!!!
Believe it or not, in nature, pebbles are not all round! Great job Carla!
Fab quilting, I love it!
I agree, pebbles come in all shapes and sizes, I should know, my dogs drag them into the house all the time! LOL.
I might just try this on my Oopsy Daisy once it is finished as I am determined to quilt it myself!
Thanks as always for sharing your beautiful work.
Once again I'm inspired by your color scheme. I really need to get out of my colorless rut.
It all looks beautiful!
Carla, I love your star centers! Thank you for a fresh idea! Your pebbles are great--you are a brave lady---I need to practice, practice, practice. I'm inspired by your beautiful work!
I love dresden plates xx who cares what the quilting looks like ?its YOUR quilt and I for one have never met the quilt police xx
Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Those star centres are a perfect accent!
It looks awesome! well done for not giving up :)
Oh this is just what I need. Great inspiration for my very old dresden plates that must be made into a quilt very soon.
I love the pebbles - they are so right as is the sashing and the different centers.
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