Wednesday, May 28, 2014
WiP - pebbles
Last night I was up to some FMQ practice. My plan was to try out some pebbles. I couldn't see a thing with my crappy light. With matching thread it was almost impossible to see the quilting. So I made very loose kind of pebbles. I got lost in few places but I was not willing to give up, lol. How do you quilt at night? What kind of light do you have?
I was thinking to sew on plain white lining but I was scared I only create puckers or some tension issues might appear. Here is detail of my fabric. It has silver print on it and in daylight the texture is just fine.
I did not practice on side. That is not my style, lol. So this back side of cushion cover is my practice piece.
The front will be another take on Broken Herringbone block. I wanted to use 3 jelly roll strips only which left me with one section plain white. As it is Christmas decoration I wanted some pebbles as they look like little snow balls :-)
I could see the quilting better on plain white but as you can see I get a bit crazy once I reach the edge. I don't like to quilt close to the edge. As an inexperienced quilter I struggle with how to hold it properly without hitting my fingers.
I'm quite happy with this little practice and I'll try to incorporate more FMQ projects from now on. Practice makes perfect, right.
Beside that I only prepared few more colors to go into my Mini Disco project.
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