I was really silly to think I would have a quilt top -pieced, basted and fully prepared to start quilting it, along with Leah's different designs she has planned for us over the coming weeks. I am really excited to move away from stippling to different types of designs/stippling. This week we learnt sharp stippling.
I prepared this quilt top thinking I would stitch in the ditch all along the strips and sashing, and filling the blocks and borders as we learn different designs. But I'm not nearly done preparing this quilt.
Kayleigh is teething, so you can imagine how tiresome it is trying to keep her happy during the day and night. With her being so groggy I find it hard to take some time to work on this quilt. Normally I would get a lot done during her nap time, but even that has been cut shorter.
So I got a practice piece ready and followed Leah's video on sharp stippling. At first I was nervous, as I am so used to normal rounded shapes of stippling. I was afraid I would mess it up, and go completely in the wrong direction. I was surprised at how easy it was. I first traced the design on paper to familiarize myself with the flow and direction I should follow. I then got behind my machine and started quilting. It sort of came naturally and I would definitely use this design on my quilt. The only thing I still find hard is to keep my machine at a constant speed, at times I noticed that my stitches got very big, I will have to work on that!
Thanks Leah, you're a great teacher and a wonderful person for sharing your knowledge!!
I am very eager and exited to learn new designs.