My concern was that the trapunto design wouldn't fit perfectly over the applique design. With almost 500 applique pieces and so many intermediate steps, no wonder I was worried.
But everything went perfectly, unexpectedly easy!
I suppose the reason that everything went perfectly was that the 2 tops were very accurately done.
I did not transfer the applique design on fabric. I glued the pieces on a blank top. The paper pattern was underneath and I could see the lines without any difficulty. And I did this in the artificial light. I love light colored fabric.
And I printed the hexagon templates directly on fabric.
And, of course, best of all - the paper is the best stabilizer! That is why the trapunto design was perfect.
It was very difficult to move the quilt under the needle, even though I used my industrial machine, which has big space under the arm.
I did not bother at all trying to keep the circle perfect and the outer border square, but they look good.
I would like to see the quilt with your eyes. Wouldn't be great to be possible to remove the memories of the last months (the hard work, I mean) and see just the finished quilt, for the first time. Without any WIP memory ... I am wondering what would be my feeling. For now, the quilt is already...old.
Definitely, I have to roll it and hide it for a few weeks/months. Maybe then it will be new for me too...
Well, I am sure that this happens to all of you, right ?
Do you like the technique? It is from my book.
Learn more about it following this tutorial.
Work in progress pictures - the organza+batting phase.