Monday, February 15, 2016

I can stipple...hurrah!

Here is a wall hanging which I pieced together, a "Mini Star Quilt" from Edyta Sitar's book, Scrappy Firework Quilts.  It has been sitting in the closet waiting to be quilted for a long, long while.  I have avoided free-hand machine quilting completely until now, although I have books on the subject, researched tutorials on the internet, and even signed up for Craftsy classes. But it's time; time to stipple, Calico Quilter!  I did what all the teachers say to do, "practice, practice, practice."  I did that and now I understand why; I get it.  In fact, it is almost enjoyable; come on...really, CQ?  On the back side of my work, there are threads that need cleaning up, i.e., pull through and out of site.  I have read that we each have unique stippling signatures. Is this mine?  Like cursive penmanship, I imagine that my stippling "signature" will improve over time and with lots and lots of practice.

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