It was easier than I expected, although this is by no means perfect. Its a wide meandering, so its not technically stippling. Wiiiiiiiide meandering, dare I say wandering! My stitches are not even lengths, and some of the curves are a little pointy, but I think its ok for a beginner. You can see the quilting itself better if you click on the photo to enlarge it. I still can't manage to achieve the same quality of photos in blogland as I can in the photo editing software.
You can see the quilting better on the backside of course. Its a small quilt, about 18 x 25, made with a set of disappearing 9 patch blocks. I had intended to get more of the fabric & make it larger, but they were out of stock. Its a cute size that could be used as a doll quilt, or perhaps as a doggie quilt? There are a couple of places in the house that Katie will go to during thunderstorms, but those spots are just hardwood floor. I thought maybe having a little rug to lay on would make her more comfortable. We'll see later this week for sure, because there are storms in the forecast.
The front is fun! I messed up one of the big 9 patches, but I did not catch my mistake until it was too late, so this is a little scrappier than a thoughtfully planned disappearing nine patch!
Any advice for a beginner?