But then I decided to have a go because I've never tried trapunto before.
To try Geta's technique, I would say there are really only two things you need to check you have before starting - namely water soluble thread and organza - the rest of the requirements are common to all quilters.
I was definitely starting small with this one so decided to do my version of her Edelweiss pattern
My version involved a few alterations
- No small circles in the middle - too lazy and too inaccurate to cut those out neatly
- I didn't leave the organza over the whole quilt top as Geta does. I cut out sections of it from the top to add interest
- To stop the organza from fraying (because of the point above) I used a close blanket stitch all around the edges...
- ....except in the middle of the flower where I used a decorative stitch just because
|Not the world's best phone photo for sharpness but hopefully you get the gist - this is the back|
And, more importantly, I threw caution to the wind and i.n.s.e.r.t.e.d a ZIP.
Clearly room for improvement there but cunningly positioned at the bottom of the cover so you can't see it.
Helped along by this video
I will admit to pausing it several (OK, loads of) times and rewinding it as well but it is about the clearest, easiest to understand video I've found for inserting a zip.
But it worked and it will do for me.
And the front again.
A really interesting technique that I shall be trying again.
Linking up to Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday
And while I am on the subject of cushion covers...this is the lovely one I received in PTS7 from MichelleSews.
Thank you very much Michelle - gorgeous.