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.