|28 1/2" x 38 1/2"|
You may notice that there are two different grey tones. Totally intentional. The grey with the triangles is Kona Ash and the opposite side is Kona Shadow.
I thought about using the same square blocks (3 1/4") for the opposite side in Kona Shadow, but decided it would be much easier and faster to make strips.
The back never ceases to amaze me on a quilt top! Do you ever get mesmerized by that?
Once the top was pieced, I knew right away that I would free motion quilt it. First of all it was small, so I knew I could handle it. When the idea of making phantom triangles came to me, I was both excited and scared to death! It could go very wrong!
I started by marking random phantom triangles and began the long and rewarding (really) process of FMQ. I had pebbles and colors in mind!
I ended up using 25 colors throughout the quilting process. That meant a lot of thread changes! Yes, I didn't make perfect pebbles, but I sure had fun trying!
Because I used the colors for one side, the other side with the triangles (the real triangles, not the phantom ones), I went with just grey thread. This part went much quicker because there were no color changes! Boy, what was I thinking? And why so dense?!
Maybe it was meant to be?! Because I love it! I told my husband before I started quilting that I was going big! And I'm so happy I did!
I'll tell ya, after all the bobbin and thread changes, I was so over it! Changing colors is just
But it was so worth it! When I decided to stay with a neutral grey for the opposite side, everything went faster. By the time I was done my shoulders were telling me I over did it! I couldn't stop once I started. I had to finish it all!!
What would I do differently if I were to make another one? I think I would make the phantom triangles in colors, but use a neutral for the pebbles. Maybe.
I was really feeling this one! The free motion quilting grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go! I want to do more...so much more...and not just pebbles!