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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My method of Stippling

By Tim Latimer

My method of hand stippling is to do very tight echo quilting. I quilt around and around the open space until it is filled in.  The Idea being that the dense quilting highlights the other areas.   The stippled areas have a lot of texture, which reminds me of an orange peel.

Here is a picture of the quilt I am currently working on stippling.  I am using a #11 John James Needle and YIL quilting thread.


Here is a picture showing the other side with some more of the stippling filled in.


I would not do this much work on a printed fabric because it doesn't show up as well ( the back of the quilt is a Batik fabric and the quilting shows very little)

It is a full sized quilt and there is a lot more to go!


I think it will be worth it.

Happy  quilting
 
Tim

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing your methods.

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  2. So fantastic.
    Greetings from Germany, Grit

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  3. Magnifique, je pique petit et beaucoup, mais vous m'avez battu.
    Bonne fin de journé.
    Gisèle du Québec

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  4. Lovely! can't say enough about this one.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. Worth the effort and you have done it so well. Thank you for showing your stitching.

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  6. Gorgeous! Is there a reason as why you only use 1 needle at a time? I'm thinking about doing the same on some areas of the quilt I'm still piecing, but I'm thnking several needles at a time.

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  7. Francoise I always only use one needle at a time, I don't find that it goes any faster to have more than one, and for me the extra needles and thread usually get in the way, and I end up spending more time working around them. I have seen quilters use several at once, but It doesn't work for me...every quilter is different so I say do whatever works for you

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  8. beautiful work! it will be a gorgeous finish

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  9. Your work is definately something to use as inspiration for my own. Very, very nice.

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  10. Oh my gosh...all I can say is WOW!

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  11. Wow. Such inspiration! Thanks for sharing thread and needle used. Do you use a thimble? If so, what kind?

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  12. Cathy I do use a thimble, but on my thumb, I quilt a bit differently than most....you can see how I do it here http://timquilts.com/2012/10/10/hand-quilting-the-tim-way/

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