Wednesday, March 03, 2010

My way to faux trapunto



I am long arm quilting a friend's quilt with this lovely geisha on a panel in the middle of it...she gave me free reign soooo I decided she would be perfect to trapunto and to quilt it with wonderful opalescent gold thread that just shimmers on her...

....so this is how i do my "faux" trapunto...read that word somewhere lately....


First i take a piece of wool batting and cut it out roughly the size of the area to be trapuntoed...


Then i slip it between the batting and the top of the quilt...


I pin the batting and place the pins vertically so the wool batting does not slip when i roll it up..
BYTW I use pins with heads that show so I am sure NOT to sew over them..hard to miss those big flower head pins

Why do i place the pins vertically?? If you dont when you roll it up you will get stabbed with the pins...and wait it wont roll very well if at all!!


Then i sew around the figure to be trapuntoed...


you can NOT sew over it very much or you will loose the puffy look so i just quilted over a few folds in her kimono



Another shot of the trapunto before i quilted the background...
you have to quilt the background heavily to make the trapunto pop....

if you click on this you can see the quilting....free motion fans....pretty straight lines if i do say so myself...the fans not the fans' filler:>







Here you can see the fans that i quilted fmq


the finished quilt

4 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Very pretty!

mandapanda said...

Oooh! It is gorgeous!!! Your friend is going to be just thrilled to bits when you give her this!!!!

SRockholt said...

I am the workshop chair for the CottonPatch Quilters in Athens, Ga. I have tried to email you, but it has been returned to me repeatedly. We would like to book a workshop. Sharon Rockholt srockholt@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful piece!
Linda