Now, onto my 2nd attempt -- I'm using the technique called out in Geta Grama's book "Shadow Trapunto Quilts" -- see her blog here and her most awesome book here...
I decided for my
1. My batting was not thick enough -- my fabric showed through the batting -- I used a cheap med loft poly from Joann Fabric -- I'll use something thicker next time!
2. I DID NOT have any water soluble thread on hand, so I used "regular old thread" in top and bobbin (how do we spell M-I-S-T-A-K-E!)
3. The paper that I traced my design on was TOO Thick! next time, pick up the tracing paper that Geta recommends in her book!
Anyhow - for my first attempt and considering MY MISTAKES -- I was happy with the outcome...
I still have to trim and bind -- and although it's not perfect -- it's a keeper - a one of a kind (for sure) .. hahaha.
One thing is for sure -- this technique, if done properly can produce some stunning results.
Take a look at the wonderful things that Geta makes using this method!
Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks Geta for a great book, great tips and most awesome projects!