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Instructionsmachine trapunto on the basket: poly batting sewn onto back of basket design with water soluble thread then cut away from outside of basket. Templates were used for the outer border, I designed the fuschia feather border with the curved cross-hatching myself.
Type of item: Home Decor
cotton fabric, cotton batting, polyester batting for trapunto and cotton batting for entire quilt.
What was your inspiration?
I started this project two years ago and put it aside until I took Cindy's class. It was perfect for practicing some of my new techniques like scribbling, pebbles, and designing.
a new art quilt book gave me the idea to color in the trapunto basket, it just wasn't standing out enough. I used caran d'ache crayons to colorwash the basket.
What are you most proud of?
I love the inner border with the scribbles in the curved crosshatching.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I had already McTavished the area surrounding the basket, now I wish that I had used a heavier background filler.
I wish that I had used the gourmet batting of wool over cotton to make the quilting stand out more!