Why Trapunto?….because more is more

I was thinking that it would not be long before I finished the whole cloth quilt.  whole cloth quilting progress 003

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.

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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

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it is the second one below the heart.

here is 3 done

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here they are circled

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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.

Happy Quilting


12 thoughts on “Why Trapunto?….because more is more

  1. eeyoreyikes says:

    while these are all very beautiful, I can’t help but wonder about my favorite, the plaid orange peel, I miss him ?

    • timquilts says:

      still sitting on the sewing table waiting for me to be inspired to work on it some more…..it will happen but I have to be in the right mood or it will feel like work

  2. cmosey says:

    Oh wow, GREAT PLAN, Tim! I really need to try trapunto.

  3. Carla says:

    A lot of work, yes, but it does really make a difference. If only I could get half as much done as you do!

  4. Sara says:

    Great trapunto, it will make it even more wonderful!

  5. 40Fat-Qu says:

    I’m glad you’re back at the hand quilting! Your trupunto is gorgeous and you’re so right. You’ve already put a million hours into the quilt, whats a few extra hours to get it ‘just right’!

  6. Sue Matlock says:

    Of course you are doing trapunto. It turns your wonderful quilt into a masterpiece. My thought process is always the same too, I’ve got this much invested, what’s a few more hours? It is stunning, I look forward to watching the process.

    • timquilts says:

      Thanks Sue!….good to know that I am not the only one who thinks that way!!….I got a bit more done on it today….I will post some updates in the next few days


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