MCM #36 – Rocking My World!

Well, not exactly rocking….pebbling is more like it. But a title that reads “Pebbling My World” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Did you read yesterday’s post about some of the fabric I added to my collection last week? If you did, then you already know that that fabric is a major part of my own crush for Main Crush Monday. If not, go check it out! But beware – it may cause you to want to do some shopping of your own. 🙂

In addition to all that fun, I’ve been quilting on the grunge quilt. It’s slow going, mostly because I only get to work on it in small chunks of time, but I absolutely love the way it looks. The new pattern has areas of negative space that just begs to be quilted. For reasons that will become clear when the pattern is released, I decided to quilt those spaces with pebbles. Here’s a pic:

FMQ Pebbles in Negative Space

Don’t you just want to pet that beautiful texture??

I am using Superior’s Mono Poly thread in clear. I want those pebbles (I’m calling them bubbles 😉 ) to have a sheen to them and this thread is the perfect choice. See how it catches the light?

Superior Mono Poly threadBetween this quilt and my new fabric, I have a LOT to crush on this week!

Let’s check in on some of the crushes from last week.

First, Mardi of Quilting Solutions shared a link to a YouTube video that shows how to achieve show quality binding. I watched the video and, while I wouldn’t use this method on all my quilts, I definitely will try it for any quilt I plan on entering into a show. It is an interesting video and I invite you to visit Mardi’s blog for the link. I think this method will be very useful!

Tracy of This and That from One Twenty Seven made quilts for Mothers / Fathers Day, for a total of four quilts. I love the way she took pictures of her quilts on an old bridge, and the story behind the quilts is so sweet.

Photo by Tracy of This and That from One Twenty Seven

Photo by Tracy of This and That from One Twenty Seven

Have you been following along with Karen of Tu-Na Quilts as she’s traveled her way through 73(!) quilt shops in two weeks? If not, check out her blog. She has shared some fun stories along the way, and brought home lots of loot!

Now it’s your turn! I would love for you to share what you are working on this week, new fabric you’ve acquired, or anything else you are crushing on. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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12 Responses to MCM #36 – Rocking My World!

  1. Every time I see one of those barn quilts, it makes me REALLY want one! Let’s see if I can talk my husband into letting me put one on his shop. Just curious, how big are these usually? Or is there a wide variety?

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  3. Kate says:

    The bubbles are fun! Hopefully you’ve been able to finish all the quilting.

  4. Thanks, Beth, for featuring my blog on this post. The hop was so exciting to go on and the posting about it was so much fun too. I just need to start sewing up some of that loot now. The pebbling is fantastic!!

  5. quiltkat2 says:

    Love your bubbles and is something I want to try. I want to say thank you for the link to the Youtube video on bindings. It is one I save and will used in the future. Thanks again

  6. The pebble quilting looks fabulous. Looking forward to seeing the quilt 🙂

    -Soma

  7. Susan says:

    Pebbles, bubbles, circles – they all look great!

  8. Kathi Riemer says:

    Your pebbling looks marvelous. Your bubbles are so uniform.

  9. Bonnie in Va says:

    Your pebbling is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing where you use it!

  10. Melanie says:

    great quilting! Can’t wait to see the rest of it! 🙂

  11. Karen Goad says:

    I have only used that kind of thread once and had a heck of a time with it – it has been a long time though and a different sewing machine since then – I was told you used white thread in the bobbin if you use the clear and black or gray if you used the darkish gray color on top.

  12. Tish says:

    I know I’ve said it before, but pebbling is one of my favorite fillers. There is no other texture quite like it. And just curious…when you used the clear thread did you also use it in the bobbin as well?

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