Learn to quilt spaced pebbles
Start stitching the pebble as usual. Then outline the first stitching with a new stitching, close to the previous one, but not on top of it. Repeat 3-4 times. Then start a new pebble, leaving enough space between them so they don’t overlap.
It’s fun and the effect is spectacular, it definitely worth the effort.
Below there are some regular pebbles – it’s not the same thing!
I made this shadow trapunto quilt four years ago; it is one of my favorite quilts. I love, love the texture created by trapunto and quilted pebbles.
The white design is made out of batting and on top of the batting there is organza- tutorial for the shadow trapunto technique here.
These pictures remind me why I love so much shadow trapunto!
It helps if you use thick thread! I used a white thread for trapunto and for the background quilting I used a thick Valdani variegated thread.
And this is the back.
Spaced pebbles is something I have to quilt more!