Hopscotch by Camille Roskelley, made with Terrain by Kate Spain with iris and white solids, stipple quilted in white and bound in iris.
I started quilting Hopscotch last night – using white thread and just stippling. I decided that this is a quilt that has more than enough going on without any Miss Fancypants quilting.
I was tootling along, with a nice book on tape, completely in my own little world….and was surprised on deciding that I could do with a cup of tea to find that it was the middle of the night. The evening had gone by in a delightful flash of meditative stippling!
I love stippling – there’s enough going on that I have to concentrate, but at the same time it’s soothing and repetitive – all those lovely curves and swirls. It soothes my soul. I’m always very mellow when I’ve been stippling, just as long as the sewing machine hasn’t been playing contrary fairy.
I really like how this quilt turned out. I spent way longer dithering over the colour scheme than I normally would on a quilt, but it was worth every minute. The iris solid is just absolutely right – even if it is very unforgiving and the purple/white contrast shows up every tiny error.
Never mind, it’s done. I sat happily on the sofa and sewed the binding on this afternoon – one of my fave parts – love that clean, crisp, tidy edge….and hey presto….
On to the next project I guess!
Have a great weekend!