I stippled and I didn’t hate it!

Don’t you love it when you have a productive weekend of projects?  I had such a weekend last weekend. 

I finished a painted resin piece for a gift (see our sister site Artist’s Club),

a quilted postcard for quilt group exchange,

a table runner for a gift (pattern available with Classic Influences Kit in our Rose Manor),

and started a little embroidered something for me from Mari’s Holiday Time Embroidered Mini Quilt.

So what was the greatest accomplishment this past weekend? The Table Runner is the answer.  As a newer quilter, my greatest wish is to become better at free-motion quilting, especially stippling.  The table runner was my first attempt on my new Janome. I had been using a Bernina that is older than I am; and as much as I love my Bernina, it has no speed control and apparently I have a heavy foot. So with much anticipation, I tried my hand at stippling first on some scrap and then on the real thing (my sister’s Christmas gift).  And what do you know… I didn’t hate it.  I still have a long way to go before I love my stippling, but not hating it is a huge step for me. So, if you are new to doing your own free-motion quilting like me, make sure to celebrate the small steps.


  1. shannon - December 13, 2012

    love the projects…esp the snowmen omg they are so cute!!

  2. Stephanie - December 13, 2012

    You’re multi-talented. I heart snowmen and yours are adorable. Yes, baby steps are the road to success. :o) Lucky gift recipients. Obviously the holiday spirit is with you.

  3. ellen sowins - December 14, 2012

    I cheat –I use the paper pattern overlays that you tear off when you are done…………………….love them.