I am a cover girl, even though it is on the back of the
I was leafing through this magazine last week and came upon
this quilt on the back.
“I quilted one like this for Northcott last October” was the
thought that ran through my mind. Then I looked closer at the
quilting and thought”yes, that is the one I did!”
You can read all about the process I went through to
complete this quilt at this link:http://stitchingimpressions.
Last week was productive in that I finished Joan’s
Gypsy’s Sampler. What great colors she chose.
I apologize for the bright sunshine, wish that we
would have some more of it this week.
Joan wanted some modern quilting done on the top,
pebbles and matchsticks to be exact. I really love the
texture that this combination creates but after
4-5 hours of quilting it, I kind of get a bit bored.
But you just have to stick with it until it is completed.
I used a light green So Fine polyester thread for the top
and the backing. You would not believe how much thread
this kind of stitching uses up.
I started out with a 3,000 yard spool and it was half gone
by the time the quilt was completed. And the weight of
the quilt increases alot too, even with this fine thread.
How can you not love this texture?
The backing fabric consisted of a peachy
red print. The green thread does show up
nicely on it.
When you run your fingers over the quilt, the pebbles
feel like bubble wrap. I tried to make the pebbles a
The matchsticks quilt up quite quickly but the pebbles
do take alot of time.
This is a charity quilt that has been hanging around
for some time and needed to be completed.
Brenda was the piecer, she really is quite generous as
she has completed quite a few of these for the
These quilts are so much fun. In this case, I quilted around
the blocks themselves. I didn’t want to stitch any pattern
over them, so why not go around them?
You can see the quilting path that I took. I
merely outlined the pattern that was on the front
of the quilt. I used a light blue and white
polyester thread for the top and a dark green for the
Have a great week.