At the Charlotte (NC) guild meeting tonight, Ellen Guerrant was the speaker and she had several hand quilted pieces where she had used an unusual hand quilting stitch. Someone in the group called it rice-ing? I couldn't figure out who said it or I would have asked her for more information. Ellen said she didn't have a name for it.
It looks sort of like small and random herringbone stitches. It was very random and looked great. It could be a great compromise between tedious hand stitching and cumbersome machine quilting. I'll have to look in my embroidery books and see if I see something similar, but I am wondering if anyone here has heard of it, used it, etc?