Monday, June 25, 2012

Two things I learned this weekend

# 1. You are committed when making free motion pebbles!

And #2 DON'T catch any of the batting on the back of your quilt :-( It is very hard and time consuming to rip out pebbles!!!

Happy Quilting!!

21 comments:

beaquilter said...

uh oh.. I've done something like that too, I don't do FMQ on my sewing machine anymore, since I have a long arm, but I've done pot holders and portfolios where I used a walking foot and have either sewn batting or a scrap fabric to the back too. If you had not quilted around this are, you could SKIN the quilt right there... or what about putting your label right on top of it instead?

Debbie said...

Yep....done that too! I hate the ripping out. You are dedicated to that many pebbles

Susan said...

Been there, done that, but not with pebbles...UGH!

Thelma said...

LOL, that picture says it all!

Darlene said...

OMG, I feel your pain. :-)

Nicole said...

Oooops. Yes, I've done it too.

Denise :) said...

Aye yi yi! Not a fun way to spend your time, huh? Whew! :)

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh No...that does not sound like fun. Those are the times I wish I had used the water soluble thread.

Kelly

Linda said...

Oh yes, you did learn some valuable info. Yes, pebbles are so time consuming but well worth the effect!!! :-)

Leo said...

aww nooo ... how frustrating - well I hope you had a nice time with your friendly seam ripper ...

Snoodles said...

Ouch! Not fun at all....so impressed with your pebbles, though - I'm not brave enough to do those yet! LOL
Love your previous post -- and I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees things like that! Heehee!

Carrie P. said...

Oh!!! NO!!!!

Susan said...

I'm very impressed with your pebble design--I know how tedious they are to do! Every time I have to rip out, I'm reminded how human I am:-D

Cath said...

Oh my, yes. I can imagine how frustrating getting that wadding off would have been. Filing this thought for future prevention!

Barb said...

yes they would be hard to take out...I enjoy doing pebbles..

Shelly said...

Both very good pearls of wisdom, which I have learned the hard way my ownself! I have also learned to take ibuprofen before beginning . . .

Terry said...

That does look like a time consuming mess to unpick!

Talin's Corner said...

Oh that is just awful. I hate it when that happens.

Just Carol said...

Sorry, I laughed. I couldn't help myself. That picture is priceless in an "ugh" kind of way. I love those pebbles (even though they were a pain to take out!)

Kathy said...

I praise you for free motion as I took the class and it was the hardest things I've done. Please join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

I praise you for free motion as I took the class and it was the hardest things I've done. Please join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com