Thread Talk from My Sewing Machine #51 / Virtual Trunk Show #11


Hello Friends, this is a lumped together “Thread Talk” and “Virtual Trunk Show” post.  I am subtitling this post, “Pebble Power” – you shall see what I mean!  I hope you will be able to see just powerful these pebbles are in adding to the look of your quilts!  Feel free to click on the quilt names for further pictures of the quilt.

1.  Flower Duet (American Patchwork & Quilting, June 2012)


2.  Starry Pursuit (Fons and Porter Easy Quilts, Winter 2011)

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3.  Solace (Quilt Trends, Spring 2012)


4.  Quilting Around the Applique Block (Quilter’s World, April 2011)



5.  A Tale as Tall as a Tree (Quilter’s World, October 2012)


6.  Garden Mist (Quilter’s World, Summer 2013)


7.  Winter Bouquet (The Quilter, December 2011/January 2012)

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8.  Sweet Meadow (The Quilter, August/September 2012)


9.  Pumpkin Patch (Log Cabins Today, House of White Birches, 2011)

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10.  Christmas-tide, publish pending


I hope these pictures give you some ideas on how to use pebbles in your quilting.  I also covered the pebbling technique in my online “Learn to Machine Quilt” class.  You still have time to enter my giveaway of a free class here.

Learn to Machine QuiltClick here to view my previous Thread Talk posts.

Click here to view my previous Virtual Trunk Show posts.

Thanks for stopping by.  As always, I appreciate all your comments!  Hugs to you all.

Virtual Trunk Show #3: Christmas!

Christmas is definitely shaping up at my end.  I have done Christmas crafts, and even a bit of Christmas baking with my little one!  We had a mini Christmas Tree trimming party with Miss Baby when we got her her own little 3 ft tall tree.  She was excited, let me tell you!  I also managed to bring out every Christmas quilt I have ever made — just how and where I am going to display or use the quilts, I have no idea.  It’s just nice to have them out.  I am thinking I need one of those quilt ladders.

1.  Christmas in Ohio (Fons and Porter Easy Quilts, Winter 2010)

Image courtesy of Fons and Porter

2.  Starry Pursuit (Cover Quilt, Fons and Porter Easy Quilts, Winter 2011)

3.  Christmas Cheer (Quilter’s World, December 2009)

4.  Peppermint Packages (Quilter’s World, December 2010)

5.  Christmas placemats (Quilter’s World, October 2011)

6.  Christmas Hospitality Runner (Quilter’s World Special Interest Publication, Fall 2011)

7.  Carol of the Cardinals Wallhanging and Placemats (The Quilter, Christmas issue 2008)

8.  Forever Christmas (The Quilter, Christmas issue 2009)

9.  Holiday Spinners (The Quilter, Christmas issue 2010)

10.  Poinsettia Fiesta (The Quilter, Christmas issue 2010)

11.  Coxcombs and Berries (The Quilter, December 2011/January 2012)


Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year!

“How great our joy!  Great our joy!  Joy, joy, joy!  Joy, joy, joy!  Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!  Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!”

(Traditional German carol)