|Comparing machine trapunto samples|
I have made a second machine trapunto sample in preparation for quilting my Carolina Lily quilt.
The first sample had only one layer of bamboo trapunto batting (on right in picture above) - just in the trapunto area.
The second sample has two layers of the bamboo (on left in picture).
And at the back is a piece I made in a class years ago - it has a thick wool/poly batting in the trapunto area. All three have the same wool/poly batting in the final sandwich. If you click on the picture to enlarge it might be easier to compare the finish.
The class sample has the greatest definition but it is too stiff for my liking (though is fine for a wall hanging). I am very happy with the double layer bamboo sample (on the left) as it seems a good compromise - is still reasonably soft and cuddly, and has pretty good definition too. So...am planning on using that method for my quilt.
Baltimore Album block 24 finished...and suprisingly I did quite enjoy all those berries. It was almost entirely back-basted needle turn applique.
I see so many interesting techniques to try on blogs and such great applique finishes (and get a bit green with envy), so decided to give the "Perfect Circles" a go for a few of the berries. Just to see if this might suit me ...and here are the six I made:
|Only made six berries this way|
I have used them before and think they are a very clever technique but that is as far as I got before skulking off to back-basting and needle turn - might not make such perfect circles my way but I just enjoy needleturn more. Fun trying different methods though.
Am just back from a lovely winter break to the Snowy Mountains of NSW - staying in a house rented with a mixed family group of eight adults - some oldies and some youngies. The non-skiing group (my group) headed off for walks with and without snow shoes.
|Charlotte's Pass - so beautiful up there|
|Snow shoe walking Charlotte's Pass|
|Thredbo walk - that's me on the left|
Happy stitching till next time.