Jun 28 10

A Little Quilt Progress and Blog With Beautiful Machine Quilting!

I was originally going to add a different applique shape to the offset blocks on the blue & yellow quilt, but then I decided that I liked their simplicity, so I didn’t add any applique but instead created trapuntoed square feathered wreaths using the 8 inch wreath stencils.  Here’s a sample of one of the blocks:

…and here’s what the backside of a typical block looked like before I started piecing them:

And here’s what the back of the center portion looks like once the entire center has been pieced:

(Note to self-don’t forget to cut out the very center sections of the wreath batting on each block!)  Think how much easier it was to do all this when every block was just in the block stage!  Here’s the center section as it stands now:

And now I’m stumped, because the fabric I had planned to use in the border really doesn’t look right, so I’m pondering my next move on this quilt.  Don’t you just want to kick yourself when that happens and you’re rarin’ to move forward?!  Drat!

In the meantime, if you want to see some beautiful machine quilting, check out Wendy Sheppard’s blog here. Take the time to keep scrolling backwards to appreciate all of her gorgeous work!


  1. Ivory Spring Says:

    Your trapunto looks gorgeous, Patsy. I like to look at the back as much as I do the front…

  2. Helen Says:

    Go Patsy !!! I am just loving your design and looking forward to the next episode. You know you have me completely hooked on trapunto.

  3. Ivory Spring Says:

    Hi Patsy,

    Just read your Feather Adventures book – it’s phenomenal! Thanks heaps for the inspiration!!!