A weekend ago, we finally had the sun creep out for a bit during the morning and it made the outdoors look awfully inviting despite the snow. We have had a lot of grey, cloudy days due to the cold and almost constant snowfall. Here was the view out my sewing room the other weekend:
That was the day that I was finally able to start sewing on the outside corners of the Mariner's Compass quilt. Here's a section that was partially done...
And a slightly different angle (and later on in the day) showing the texture created. Some of the triangles still have some non-straight "lines" in them from the basting stitches. Once I get this washed, those lines will disappear.
Up-close and personal with pebbles...
I love the overall texture and depth the pebbles are giving to this quilt. Sometimes I think I should have gone with some more than just pebbles, but too late now! I'm definitely not ripping out this much pebbling!
I'm still not quite done with this one corner, but very close. Its probably another 1/2 hour of quilting or so and it should be done. It takes me a bit longer as I try to break it up into manageable chunks and get myself up and moving in between. I've found that I can do about 10-15 individual pebbles before I have to re-adjust my hands. So after I do 3 or 4 re-adjustments, I typically will get up, walk around, etc. It makes it so it takes longer to get the quilt done, but my body appreciates the break.
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations