Continued on my microstippling of the centre of the wholecloth. While I was doing this I was thinking that I need to definitely branch out into other filler designs. Microstippling is great but fairly work intensive...my hands were positively cramping after doing a particularly long stretch. It's not that I do not know other designs...there are plenty around and I can do a number of them. I struggle with visualizing the outcome and keep coming back to the microstippling as this is something I know in terms of its texture and looks. Also with this piece I worried that a different filler, like swirls for example might just be too much (as I am planning more feathers in the two borders). In retrospect though, a swirl patterns or something similar would have gone quite well as the thread blends in just perfectly...
Anyway, got the centre of the piece done
Happy to report that I was less picky on how this all turned out...finally settled into a happy medium of yes, this will do with all its little irregularities and bumps. Very pleased with myself as I can be extraordinarily perfectionist.
The whole thing compacted considerably and I wonder whether I will have issues doing a less compact design in the first border
And last, not least...the back. As usual I like the back almost better than the front and was thinking why I did not do this quilt on black in the first place