In between all this painting, and I haven't yet taken a close up of Jasmine emulsion and gloss, I sit on the bed doing a little bit of quilting. I wanted to have some circles and with a number of plain pastry cutters found one just the right size. At first I used the small stabbing stitches the books advise, but I soon found a small running stitch gave a much neater effect on the back. By pulling a little on the thread when I finish each circle the gathering up accentuates the quilting effect. This bit is to go on the back of the bag I am making up using up the dragon fly Cathedral Patchwork technique.