Here are some of my early shadow trapunto quilts- most of them are smaller than 20”.
If you don’t know this technique, that white design is fluffy polyester batting.
The trapunto design is stitched on organza and underneath there are the colored fabric, another layer of batting, and a backing.
I love having an online gallery on my blog, so I am motivated to take pictures of a few other quilts (from my book) that are probably new to you.
All these quilts were made in 2009.
I love seeing all these details and I wish you could feel with your hand the raised design.
I still love feathers – in 2016.
Browsing on my computer, I found this picture too – it’s a detail from a miniature quilt, one of my first shadow trapunto quilts.
You could see the obvious progress I made in about 18 months. It was all about practice, an improved technique, and the best fabrics and tools for this technique. And the funniest thing – I discovered some of them purely by accident!
If this technique is new to you, follow this tutorial to learn how to sew shadow trapunto quilts.