Can we do too much pebbling? My wrists sure think so! I am so looking forward to my new silicon sliding mat arriving at my house soon! The FMQ without one can be a bit “jerky” and the desired smooth shapes end up with sharp angles and corners.
I finished the pebbling and added the envelope style back and bound it a solid dark gray. The binding fabric matches the fabric on the back perfectly! Another bit of quilters luck, or what?
I have used a thick fabric from IKEA called Minna for the envelope back. I had bought 120 cm but after washing I discovered it had shrunk 6 cm… That is 5%! Make sure that if you want to use this fabric that you prewash!!! The fabric is very loose woven and there were a lot of threads tangled after the washing. I used to selvages (one times folded over, for a neat finish) as the edges of the envelope parts on the back.
I especially like how the purple starry fabric quilted up. It is by Hoffman and even though the silver specks are very celestial, all pebbled up it reminds me of Easter eggs…. I know, Easter has come and gone, but it was the first thing that came to mind when I was making these photo’s.
My Janome Horizon had to work hard to go through all of the layers of thicker (than normal) fabric, and one needle broke! I was afraid to finish the binding with the Janome as the machine might get stuck with alle these layers of fabric. There is just not room enough underneath the presser foot. My old Pfaff didn’t protest at all when I switched back to her! I am so glad that I have these two machines!!!
Has anyone used the IKEA pillow forms 20×20 inch lately? I have found them to be more 19×19 inch… my pillow cases came out to big! Lesson learned: check the pillow form’s REAL size before you make the pillow case!
Alright now… I have to get ready for Prom Night! No not my own, LOL! The senior students at school are celebrating their last schoolday with a classic Prom Night. We, the teachers, also have to dress up in fancy dresses and nice suits/tuxedos. So, were is my box of glittery jewelry again…..?