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Thread: Showing off my shadow trapunto

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    Showing off my shadow trapunto

    I am working on a shadow trapunto wall hanging. It will have twelve 12" squares and one 24" square. It is quilt as you go, so I am doing them one at a time. This is basically serving as a free motion quilting sampler. I decided about a year ago that I wanted to learn to FMQ, so this is the years progress.

    I did these two squares in a day- they were looser than the other quilting I had done on this quilt, so they went a lot faster. These were both marked designs, although the circle design I didn't mark very well, so it is a little off. These were inspired by Diane Gaudynski
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    The first post were my most recent ones. Here are the first three I did.

    It takes me about a day's work to do each of these squares. I don't quilt all day long, but that is the best time estimate I can give.
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    Wow, love your trapunto and the fmq is great. I like the idea of doing a quilt as you go on each block. I might try that.
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    Wow at the FMQ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsykeel View Post
    Wow, love your trapunto and the fmq is great. I like the idea of doing a quilt as you go on each block. I might try that.
    I like quilt as you go, but joining the squares neatly, like everything in quilting, does take practice. That's actually the part of this quilt I am most nervous about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liont View Post
    Wow at the FMQ!
    Thanks

    That is one thing I've had problems with on this quilt. I want every square to be different, but I just don't quite have the mastery on enough different designs. I've spent a lot of time doodling to try to figure out which ones are best in my head and in my hands. It really is true (once you have the basic timing down) if you can draw it, your can quilt it.

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    Great job! Love the pink and white and how the quilting makes it all pop!
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    I think your doing an awesome job.
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    Gorgeous work! Your Diane-shiko would make Diane beam with pride. Based on what you have posted so far you could do Diane's headbands and bouncing bananas as background quite easily. Your skills are definitely there for those two. And they are quite attactive done as a background fill. Have you gone to Leah Day's website for additional ideas on background fills?

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    I would like to see some photos showing your technique. How to begin, how to get that white snowflake on, how to cut away the excess. etc.
    My fabric talks to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Gorgeous work! Your Diane-shiko would make Diane beam with pride. Based on what you have posted so far you could do Diane's headbands and bouncing bananas as background quite easily. Your skills are definitely there for those two. And they are quite attactive done as a background fill. Have you gone to Leah Day's website for additional ideas on background fills?
    Aww thanks I've tried the bananas (but not yet headbands), but I get lost and it is difficult to fill the space, especially around the snowflake. I'm taking a class with her at the Des Moines quilt show, so it will be interesting to see if she covers them (it isn't the banana class though).

    I actually have the same problem with McTavishing- my doodling is getting better, but I often get lost in the space, so I'm not quite ready to put it to thread. I know to use C's to get out of tight spaces, but I still feel like I would end up with too much thread build up.

    Yes- I have visited Leah Day's site. This is actually her Winter Wonderland pattern. I worship her quilting. She has been a huge inspiration for me in my journey this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonnikka View Post
    I would like to see some photos showing your technique. How to begin, how to get that white snowflake on, how to cut away the excess. etc.
    I purchased the pattern from Day Style Designs (not affiliated). It is called "Winter Wonderland", and outlines the entire technique, as such I don't really feel comfortable sharing it specifically, since it isn't my method, so much as Leah Day's method.
    http://daystyledesigns.com/winterwonderlandquilt.htm

    In general terms- it reminded me a lot of in the hoop applique on an embroidery machine. You sew the design onto the batting/felt and then cut away, rather than cut away and then sew.

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    I can't imagine the time and work put into that. It's going to be beautiful.

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    Wonderful work! Congratulations.
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    very interesting quilt

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    That is stunning, I like the way you did it.
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    Wow the background quilting is so wonderful
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    Beautiful doesnt seem adequate. Stunning is close. Love them!

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    WOW! Your work is excellent! And here I am just trying to do a decent SID!
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    These are stunning!!!!!
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    Wow, so gorgeous! A lot of work!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce blint View Post
    I can't imagine the time and work put into that. It's going to be beautiful.
    I second those emotions! These are stunning! I like Diane G's work, too!
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    I think you're doing a wonderful job! Love the way it looks so simple until you get up close and see what's actually there...Some pretty amazing work!

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    WOW - Just terrific, beautiful job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    I take my hat off to you.
    Love to see it all together.
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