The Art of Pebbling

September 26, 2011

Fall sure is in the air around here.  I need to get busy decorating.  I had Scott pull out all the boxes of fall decorations, but I have yet to decorate with them.  I usually keep Halloween out until after Thanksgiving because then I take all the fall decor down at one time and start decorating for Christmas.  Scott always gives me a hard time about that.  He made the comment to me last year that "nothing says Thanksgiving like a big hairy spider."  LOL!  I just reply with "I'm sure there were spiders at the first Thanksgiving." :-)

So I recently finished a client quilt.  This quilt scared the wits out of me.  Why???  I seriously didn't know where to begin on how to quilt it.
This quilt is huge.  My client made it as a wedding gift for her son.  Her son was married at a castle.  He requested a quilt with that theme including a family crest/shield.  It is a very cool idea.  The colors are so striking.  My client really did a beautiful job creating a quilt with those requests.  The hard part for me was...how do I quilt it???  The center with the shield is a large area.  I stared at this quilt on and off for a l-o-n-g time.  It finally came to me.  Thank goodness.

I'll give you a little peek at what I came up with.
Medieval pebbling.  Can't wait to show you the rest.  :-)

22 comments:

  1. The Quiling is Perfect and the style of the quilt for a castle wedding is Great. Don't you Love those AhHA moments. For me I wished they came more often!!!!

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  2. First, what a fabulous quilt. Very lucky son to have such a talented Mom. Second, what a perfect quilting design. Together...a very stunning quilt.

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  3. I like the pebbling a lot and think it's perfect for this type of quilt. Very cool quilt too. How nice to be married in a castle!

    I decorated with my autumn decorations last week! This week is pie baking using the apples from our trees; and maybe some apple butter too! Woohoo!

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  4. Great quilt - and pebbling is the perfect addition.♥

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  5. Looks great Linda! I've always wanted to try pebbles.

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  6. Wonderful job! You have such a gift to see the personality of the quilt! And of course, as always, your work is spectacular!

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  7. What great quilting! It fits the top perfectly :-) Thanks for sharing it. I keep my Halloween decorations up until Thanksgiving too. Especially jackolanterns. They are pumpkins!

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  8. Perfect! You really have the talent for figuring out what to quilt - I think that's the hardest part sometimes! I really can't wait to see the rest!

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  9. Oh, my, that is awesome! You are fantastic!

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  10. Wow! That is an amazing quilt! You did a fantastic job of quilting on it. Your son is going to love it! You have quite a knack for letting the quilt speak to you!

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  11. Great idea. Looks fabulous. Can't wait to see more. Hugs,

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  12. It looks so easy, but I personally know how difficult pebbling is - truly and art you have mastered, Linda! The bride and groom will have quite the quilt to begin their married lives together!
    Cheers!

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  13. Wow, pebbling is something I've not done a lot of yet. Your design looks like it will be a winner for sure!

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  14. I love pebbling! It looks great! Uses a lot of thread though, but so worth it.

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  15. WOW! That looks so nice. Here I thought you were the master featherer, now you surprise me with your pebbling skills.

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  16. Is there anything you can't do? The pebbling is so unique; I love it.

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  17. This is stunning. I love the red pebbling. Very cool!

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  18. I can't wait to see the rest! It is a cool quilt!

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