Today’s guest blogger is the irrepressible, amazing, hopeless scrapaholic, Bonnie Hunter from Wallburg, North Carolina!
I met Bonnie on the Caribbean Cruise fifteen months ago. This is a terrible picture of the teacher line-up on the last evening, along with Jim West, the owner of Sew Many Places. Left to right there’s Bonnie, me, Jim, Kim Diehl and Pam Holland.Too much fun!
Here’s Bonnie’s proper picture from her web site so you’d know her if you saw her…
Bonnie has a hectic teaching schedule that takes her all over the world. She has published many, many patterns and books, writes a regular magazine column, has an on-line class… She takes her sewing with her wherever she goes. Read all about her at Quiltville!
After I finished the quilted writing segment on the DVD I moved onto stippling, not my favorite stitch but very popular, and useful in the right place.
Quiltbug describes stippling as “closely spaced quilting stitches following an irregular design that does not cross used to fill background space and create surface texture” and that sums it up very nicely. Easily described but not so easy to stitch!
I learnt to stipple from master quilter Diane Gaudynski and it’s her method I describe on the DVD, a form of echo quilting… and it works!
Here’s a little quilt I made that has a wool batt inside, a simple grid made with the walking foot and then stipples stitched in the hour-glass shapes to add lots of texture and contrast with the unstitched triangles.
The feather around the outside comes later!!
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