Latest Glacier Star--very different


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Thanks for the great comments! My customer was so pleased--she said it was just what she wanted.

I'm a very lazy quilter. I'm always looking for the easy/quick way. And I hate stippling--I never get a rhythm going and I tense up and start to hurt after a while. No amount of practice has ever made a difference for me. That's why I McTavish or do any number of other fills before I ever do a stipple.

Now here I was making the decision to micro-stitch a big chunk of this quilt. What was I thinking? :blink:

Here's my lazy-quilter shortcut for micro-stitching--

I had triangles marked between the spikes. I stitched the marks first and then I started at one angle and stitched overlapping circles about a quarter inch around--all along the marked line. When I got to the next angle I reversed and stitched those same circles back. These circles overlapped the first row about half way. I continued changing direction and overlapping the circles until the area was filled. I made sure to hit the stitched outside line so the area was filled. When the circles were done I eyeballed the area for "bubbles"--those obvious areas that had raised between the stitches. I then stitched over one more time randomly and popped those "bubbles". I was amazed at how quickly this went! And no stipple--just easy circles that didn't make me hurt! ^_^

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