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on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog, classes, Trapunto Style Quilting Designs | 1 comment

The Before PictureDamask Trapunto | Texty Trapunto Class | ReannaLily Designs by Jen Eskridge

I have been making a handful of class samples for the Texty Trapunto Class.  Really fun projects are coming out of that quilting workshop.

In an efforts to diversify and test a design for something else, I decided to give a damask design the trapunto treatment.

My first design comes from The Graphics Fairy.  ((How great is that site?!))

The photo, above, is the “before” picture.  I have two layers of wool batting temporarily basted to the wrong side of my fabric.  The picture is from the wrong side of the fabric.  You are looking at the fluffy wool batting.

I didn’t size the original damask graphic at all and it printed smaller than my original design idea.  That meant I’d have to scale my quilting design motif down a bit to match the scale of the graphic.

Here’s the “after” picture.  Holy smokes.  The quilting was on my home/domestic sewing machine, as opposed to a longarm machine.  I did about 1 square inch worth of pebbles and instantly regretted my decision to quilt so small… BUT I had to see if the idea would work, so I powered through.

Sulky Blendables Thread

The thread is a variegated Sulky Blendable.  I love that stuff and here’s why: The variegation isn’t from white to black or from one color all the way to the other end of the spectrum.  The colors blend from Rust-to-Yellow or Avocado-to-Grass.  They are natural, non-extreme ranges.  Perfect.

The After Picture

Damask Trapunto | Texty Trapunto Class | ReannaLily Designs by Jen Eskridge

You can see how big the pebble quilting is, relative to the stick pins.  YIKES.  Here’s a ruler, just for fun:

Damask Trapunto | Texty Trapunto Class | ReannaLily Designs by Jen Eskridge

 

I had to wait a couple days to actually draft this blog post as I WAS BLIND FROM THE QUILTING.  Nah, but seriously, after working on this super small, sheet-of-paper sized project for about an hour, my eyes really did feel like pulling in towards the center.

I do need to finish the quilting motif outside the super tight pebbles… that will be later though.

 

If you are in the San Antonio/Boerne area and want to take the Texty Trapunto Class, it will be held at Sew It Fabulous on February 28th, 2015.  Call the shop for more details and to reserve your spot!

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    1 Comment

  1. I am in the process of learning how to do Trapunto. Our museum had a quilt exhibit and I saw the Trapunto block and fell in love with it. Thank you for this gorgeous tutorial, oh if only I can learn how to do that. Wow!

    BettyGee

    March 12, 2015

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