Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tight stippling takes FOREVER!

I love to stipple. It's like doodling, and I've always loved to doodle. But I had forgotten how long it takes to do a really tight stipple like this.
This may well be the smallest stipple I've ever done on a quilt top. Believe me, it needs the extra strength! I kept finding more weak seams as I went on.
I think the polka dot binding will really bring out the applique patches. I was lucky to find such a snazzy coordinating fabric.
This is where it's at now. I would say it's about 90% stippled - 5 bobbins worth. All that enormous Minkee stippling made me forget how much thread can be consumed by such a small quilt!
I should be able to easily finish all the stippling tomorrow. All that's left then is to bind it, label it, wash it and dry it. I definitely want to have it ready for the Blanketeer meeting this Friday. I haven't finished anything in ages and I have to set a good example. 8)

8 comments:

Barb said...

What a beautiful quilt that is going to be

Rosa Robichaud said...

Oh... I just LOVE the colours in your quilt!!!!

And aren't "dots" fun?!???

Doing a great job on the mini stippling, too!

Rosa

Trish said...

You've done a great job saving that quilt. It is going to be beautiful when it's finished!

Sue-Anne said...

I love the colours too and you have done a wonderful job so far with the quilting! Isn't it amazing how much thread you go through!!!

Jo in TAS said...

Looks fabulous, I really need to practice my stippling!!

Nuestras meriendas y manualidades said...

Hola he visitado su blog y me han gustado mucho sus trabajos.
Saludos desde La Linea Mayte

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Wow, that is tight stippling :-). It does take forever that way eh? It looks awesome though!! Great job and I LOVE the polka dot binding.

Doodlebug Gail said...

That is just lovely! Good for you for saving that quilt and transforming it into something beautiful - great idea to applique over the "boo boos".