But I decided that after the quilting is finished I will add trapunto. I really want those feathers to stand out and that is the way to do it. I did a post last winter about corded quilting or boutis, with some step by step photos…(read that here).
I have lots of quilting to go before I finish and am ready to go for all the stuffing work but I couldn’t wait to try it on a small section.
The trapunto is done from the back of the quilt with a big needle and yarn.
It is difficult for a picture to show the difference in the stuffed ares and the non stuffed areas…
here is the one petal stuffed
it is the second one below the heart.
here is 3 done
here they are circled
It is a bit time-consuming but I figure that I have already put so much time into this that I really want it to be special.
I also started doing some quilting on the scary tie-dye top. I know I said I would wait but I couldn’t 😦
I am using 12 weight Aurifil cotton thread and an embroidery needle for big-stitch quilting and a grayish backing fabric…here are some pictures of how that is going.