Here is my latest heart quilt – an applique heart design enhanced with trapunto.
I finished the 16” design into a pillow, but the design would look great on a wall hanging, too.
And here is some of the in-progress pictures.
Trapunto batting placed underneath the fabric.
I stitched the lettering with free motion quilting and a darning foot.
I used white thread for lettering, a contrasting thread works too.
Cutting away the batting around the heart design and lettering. If you need more information about trapunto, see the trapunto tutorial.
Now the top is ready for quilting. I used two layers of batting.
First I outlined the trapunto design (the hearts and lettering) and then I did a very dense quilting around the lettering.
Then I stitched the red hearts outside the applique design with the walking foot. Then I filled the space between the red hearts with feathers.
Everything was quilted with Aurifil. I love this kind of trapunto that doesn’t require water soluble thread!
After finishing the quilting, the piece must be washed, to get rid of the marking lines. Until it’s washed, you can’t say too much about how it turned out – the marking lines are very annoying!
I outlined the letters 4-5 times. They are small, the whole space taken by lettering isn’t bigger than 2.5” x 4”.
If you love heart designs, check out my Heart Quilt Patterns: