Make this adorable wallhanging, GARDEN PARTY, just in time for spring! Barbara E. Lies shows you how to use the pillow trapunto technique–she says it’s easier than traditional trapunto. If you like a good challenge, why not try it?
Trapunto adds irresistible dimension and interest to any quilt, but the many steps required can make it daunting for those looking forward to actualy finishing a quilt. Appliquéing light-colored motifs on dark grounds makes for dramatic quilts, but preventing show-through of the seam allowance can be just as challenging as trapumto. It can also be difficult to quilt around the trapunto without creating distracting ripples in the surface of the trapunto. Pillow trapunto is a fun and easy way to address these challenges simultaneously.
Follow along to learn the technique while you make the GARDEN PARTY small wall quilt, straight from the pages of American Quilter magazine’s May 2014 issue.