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.