I needed to make another trapunto sample for an upcoming guild visit. I forgot how much I love the texture that trapunto brings to a quilt!
I decided to add some metallic thread this time. I can’t figure out how to properly photograph the metallic so that it shows up-those lines are Yenmet Silver Metallic.
One of the secrets to trapunto is controlling all that extra puff with LOTS of pins!
Talk about texture! I took this photo of Ricky Tims’ “Songe d’Automne” while hanging in the 2012 PIQF. His trapunto must have been raised 1/4″ off the surface of the quilt-it was stunning.
I redesigned the center and I’m pleased with the outcome. But, can you see that if I had done some sort of tight, tiny quilting around the rounded ends of the feathery parts that both the trapunto box and the feather would have been more pronounced? I think I will add that when I get my sample back.
I used a light blue sateen so it has that lovely sheen to it. I did have a almost disaster though! I always write my name in permanent ink on the back of my samples for security. In this case I inadvertently wrote my name in permanent ink on THE FRONT of the quilt-ack! I immediately recognized my error, ran into the laundry room, doused it in “ink remover”, and dab, dab, dabbed at it until it came out. Whew!
I hope to post again shortly. I’m working on a 7″ x 10″ piece for the 25th anniversary of Studio Art Quilt Associates. I need to have it done and shipped by the 31st-yikes!
Please be patient with me over the next few weeks. There’s just a little bit going on in the next month: SAQA meeting to plan and run, teaching/lecture, my home guild’s show and 2 quilt submitals due. But it’s all good!