Trapunto Project Finished

Sunflower Stars is finished! 

This is a quilt I pieced over Christmas break with the intention of using it to practice trapunto. I had watched Linda Taylor’s video and it gave me the confidence to dive in and just do it! I used mostly stash fabrics, but did buy the creamy yellow Kona cotton for the trapunto areas and had to search for a few fat quarters of one fabric to finish the border. Otherwise, everything was in my stash and had been bought on sale. I used Quilters Dream wool and a combination of different threads – signature, sulky, rayon, and So Fine.  It wound up being 92″ square.  The pics show it before I finished putting the brown binding on it and washed it.  I’ll post that pic later.  I enjoyed the process enough that I’ll do this again.  The quilt design is one I put together using some traditional blocks.  I purposely put the cream strips in for trapunto work.  While I used light yellow thread on the trapunto areas, I think next time I’ll use a thread with a bit more contrast and really do some thread painting.  

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