Friday, October 28, 2011

Shadow Trapunto Wedding Quilt

 This quilt is my Blogger Quilt Festival Entry.  It is a quilt I made for a wedding present in 2010.
 I invited the bride to my house to look through books to see what she liked.  She loved the wholecloths in the Karen McTavish book and especially the shadow trapuntos.  Blue is her color.


I took some other ideas from the book and drew out my pattern.


I used my longarm to sew the batting to the sheer fabric and then cut away.  I had only a couple of tiny bad cuts.  I thought that was pretty good for a first  time.


 I took some time to find a blue that would show through the sheer without looking like mud, but I found one that was beautiful big hydrandeas and it worked well.  Quilting it was so much fun.  Trapunto helps you to keep to the lines quite easily.  It's like your machine wants to flow.


And here is the finished quilt on their bed.  I heard for a fact that they are using it right now.  It's so nice to have my  quilts used.


26 comments:

  1. Oh Elaine, I have made wedding quilts before, but this one is in a league of its own! WOW, double wow...
    Thank you so much for sharing pix of the process, I totally get it and am intrigued... I will need to try this sometime!
    Gorgeous quilting, by the way! Greetings from faraway Cyprus, Valentina

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  2. What a lucky couple to have a quilt like this one. It is absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. Soooo pretty! What did you use for the sheer? Lucky friends!

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  4. Oh my, oh my, oh my! What a very special couple they must be. Your gift and your workmanship are extraordinary.

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  5. It is my ambition to make such a beautiful quilt one day!

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  6. So beautiful! Very lucky couple to recive such a lovely gift. It is nice to hear that is being used.

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  7. I've never seen anything like this before! It's really amazing. So glad it's loved and appreciated.

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  8. Absolutely stunning!!! I've never seen this technique before so thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow, I love this. A lot. I have to go check out that book & pray I can complete one that looks as pretty.

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  10. Stunning quilt! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. I can hardly find words! It's got to be one of the most fantastic quilts i've ever seen...an heriloom already. Do not understand how you did the trapunto. I have done it by hand but from the back. Whatever, it's just stunning. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  12. Wow, I mean really. WOW! You did a really super job. I have tried that method for trapunto but only on a small table runner and really liked how it turned out, only I layered with my top fabric first then a very dark blue then the batting and then the sheer, stitched the design, then cut away the blue, the batting and sheer and then pieced my block with the rest of the top. So is the sheer on top of yours? It must be. Really looks fabulous.

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  13. This is a facinating technique. The end result is beautiful. What a wonderful quilt!.

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  14. Elaine,

    This quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Happy Reformation Day! :)

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  15. It's absolutely fabulous , stunning . It's a method I have not tried . I have done shadow quilting but not of this standard . I wish , I wish .

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  16. Since I work only by hand I have never seen this method. The result is quite stunning.

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  17. Wow...just wow!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  18. That quilt is stunning! You did such a wonderful job. I'm sure they will treasure it always. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. What a gorgeous quilt...thank you for sharing.

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