Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I stippled!

I have seen a lot of stippling by Kellie at Don't Look Now and wished I could do it. I have avoided stippling in fear of failing. I finally bit the bullet and had a go with a bib I made out of the fun fabric I bought from AQC. I was actually impressed with myself. I have booked myself into a machine stippling etc class just so I can learn from an expert rather than re invent the wheel. That will be in May.



I was surprised I had to keep the dog feeds up. SO I am not so sure how people do such lovely small stippling with large quilts... I guess I will learn at the class. Any hints and lessons from you?



Shoe pattern was from Star Dust Shoes. Do you think the little one will like it when he comes out?

14 comments:

Kerri said...

Well done. Looks great. Looking forward to many great things?????? There's no stopping you now.

Jo in TAS said...

They look fabulous Sarah, you did a great job... love how your shoes turned out too!

Kellie said...

Good on you Sarah! ... the feed dogs need to be down though ... I hope I never told you to keep them up! Practice & practice you will be an expert in no time!

CurlyPops said...

I'm impressed! I have no idea how to stipple...

Vickie said...

yeah way too go -so glad you bit the bullet without too much pain..what cool fabric you have used the bib and bootees look fabulous..cheers

Deb said...

Good on you Sarah, I would love to be able to stipple also but need to get big hunks of practise. I absolutely adore those little bootees, so cute!

Sarah said...

Great job Sarah!! Your stippling looks great! Gotta love those shoes, they are just adorable!
x Sarah
PS: So its a 'boy' then??!!

Isabella said...

OK where did I get the idea bub was a little girl this time round??
Love the wee shoes your stippling looks good. you must be having such fun preparing for your new little one.

Catherine said...

Clever girl....Im sure Master Chocolate will love his new shoes!! Cathyx

Kris said...

Nice job! Umm... I always have the feed dogs down when I stipple. I love the tiny shoes!

Susan In Texas said...

Feed dogs up? Interesting. It looks great. Did you have to spin the item to make the curves? Can't do that with a large quilt. Get yourself some stippling gloves with good grippers on the fingertips (it's like having power steering), then drop those dogs and have at it. You can do large quilts this way because the fabric doesn't have to move so much, in fact, small stipples are easier than large stipples on an ordinary sewing machine. Don't mind me, I just LOVE to stipple!

Happy stippling,
Susan
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Simone de Klerk said...

If that is the first time you did this kind of quilting - then you are very talented! I love the little shoes and the fabric you used!

Sandi said...

You clever thing you! How cute are those little shoes?

Christine said...

Very, very cute. Good on you for tackling stippling. I'm still trying to learn.