also immediately think “hmm, it could also be a disaster” – ha!
last few years whenever I think about this idea. I get really fired up about
tackling it, but also a little nervous because I hadn’t tackled it before.
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challenge I thought “this is it! I can combine two things I’ve been wanting to
give a go – whole cloth quilt + extra batting.
at the Estérel Resort a few summers back and seeing a painting with lots of texture. So much so, the
painting was almost 3D.
quilty DNA to love texture! But I really wanted to explore ways of adding even
more texture to a project.
Before I even received my package for goodies from Aurifil Threads, I
knew this was the direction I wanted to go in. I was even more thrilled to open
my package and find the teams over at Aurifil Threads and Paintbush Studio Fabrics know me oh so well. Hello gorgeous coral solids and matching thread. All the
heart eyes for these pretties. The excitement grew instantly.
texture in, I didn’t have a plan when I set out. In fact, I was kinda in a rush
to pull this together before heading out the door for the cottage. Sometimes
though, those are the best circumstances under which to create because you
don’t have time to mull the gazillion directions you could have gone in!
version. It’s the one that felt the best to my gut and I’m learning to trust
batting scraps in different areas on top of the main piece of batting. I then
carefully laid the fabric on top, making sure not to shift those pieces of batting.
pins through those extra layers was a little tricky, but I got there!
started by marking some lines around the perimeter of those extra batting
pieces with my hera marker. From there, I free formed my big stitch hand
quilting. One to give visual interest and help the eye move around the piece,
while also trying to enhance the areas that puffed up.
materials to achieve this look. Here’s what I used:
gotten a feel for the technique, it’s sparked some new ideas to explore. Love when
hear about it in the comments below 😊
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