“Pebbles” with my longarm.
I have held off doing the pebbles simply because I was afraid to do them. I thought I would ruin a quilt top and picking them out would be very tedious.
Well, after I finished piecing this sample for the HRT workshop I am teaching, I decided that I had better get it quilted. Of course, I checked out pinterest to see how others had quilted this pattern called “Twizzle”. One showed pebbles so I thought I would finally give them a try.
In my opinion, the pebbles are a far stretch from perfect, but for a first try they’re OK. There is no visual difference from start to finish. Does that mean I made good pebbles right from the beginning or that I never improved? I like to think the first. I found that I had to learn to maintain a slower speed. I kept going faster and found I was losing control on the backtracking (especially when going around for the second time because I had missed my exit after the first go round).
I’m pleased with my efforts. Pebbles are something I will definitely use again in my machine quilting.