Just an update on the trapunto quilt. The cutting away. Took maybe 10 -12 hours , I did this at night time usually in bed wiTh a cuppa watching a bit of TV for an hour or so. I try to contain it to one room as the fibres and tiny bits of wadding go everywhere. I have small sharp pointed scissors and a big bag to collect the wadding cuts.
Today I recieved my wide back plain white from Whidebacks.com.au. After trying at my local patchwork shops first though , so I have no seam at the back at all. I have pinned it out on the pavers out the back again and it has worked well.... Though my back feels it...............
Must be getting older !!!!
So all ready to start quilting.
I will do a step by step blog of the quilting and you can go along with me and my progress .
Firstly I have decided to use two different threads .wonderfil invisafil slightly off white in the top and mettler poly sheen white in the bobbin with a microtex 70 needle. I have Matilda's Own 100% polyester wadding under the trapunto which is matlidas wool poly. I use this as it has the highest loft, but I don't want a super thick end quilt so a medium loft for the majority of the quilt and also it is so white it will keep my white fabric white and bright.
thanks for listening