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Thread: Practicing some more--check down some

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    Oh, Karla you are doing sew good. You've inspired me to get started learning :thumbup:

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    I think you're off to a really awesome start!! It's fun isn't it? :) I really like your zigzag design (bottom right in your first pic). May I borrow that one sometime? :D :D

    I hope you stick with it. It's obvious you're already on your way to being very, very good at this! My first attempts looked nowhere as good as yours!!

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    wow! looks great! i'm new to it too, but i'm really enjoying it!

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    Okay--I just did this one. See where I started in the middle and ended in the upper right? What am I supposed to do with the starting spot--do I just leave the end open like that?

    I stopped because the bobbin ran out. :lol:

    I need suggestions from quilters. What do I need to adjust/practice?

    lin--oh heavens--these are all ideas from the book. Well--the good ones. :roll: If I give anyone an idea to use--that'd be terrific. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Okay--I just did this one. See where I started in the middle and ended in the upper right? What am I supposed to do with the starting spot--do I just leave the end open like that?

    I stopped because the bobbin ran out. :lol:

    I need suggestions from quilters. What do I need to adjust/practice?

    lin--oh heavens--these are all ideas from the book. Well--the good ones. :roll: If I give anyone an idea to use--that'd be terrific. :D
    You could leave it open or just jog it back around to another spot to "close" the loop.

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    You are a natural :D I am inspired :D

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    With a stipple you tend to start at a corner of a block and in therory you can meander around an entire quilt without stopping again until you get the next furthest point on the other side or in the other corner. That stipple looks lovely and even. You are making great progress.
    The trickiest thing with stippling is not to get yourself stuck in a corner so a little planning is required here and there. Just stop and look ahead where you want to be and visualise how to get without crossing over but I always think what is a little corssover between quilters!!. Can be tricky but you will get the hang of it. Keep up the good work.

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    So Marie-I start and end on an edge so it looks like the design just goes off the side? That's a gerat idea! The book said to start in the middle. I did do one continuous line on this 16" square--but boy, on a whole quilt that'd sure be tricky. I know exactly what you mean about not getting stuck.... I was almost there many times. :lol:

    Are the loops enough NOT in the same direction? Like too much looping before I switch directions? I'm struggling with how to word this. :roll: There's a spot in the top I don't like. Of course if there was an actual quilt under there I'd not notice, but....

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone. :D

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    I am very impressed! It all looks great to me. You do lovely work. That is far down the road for me.

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    Karla, it looks just great to me. I start & stop along the edge just as you've described. I don't think there is anything wrong with your sample of stippling. In a machine quilting class I took, she told us that to get your stippling more to "how you want it to look"....just doodle with a pencil on paper frequently. (see...you could even do this in class, or on the phone, etc) She said you have to train your eyes more than you have to train your hands. Keep it up girl, you are doing great!

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