I get together with a group of 5 guild members every other week. We saw this beautiful pillow and 4 of us decided to make it. When I read the pattern it said it was made using trapunto. I have never done that before, but after I read that you do the applique and the trapunto at the same time, I thought why not. I watched some videos and set off with my free motion quilting foot. Essentially you fuse the pieces on. Then you add a layer of batting to the back and pin it well. Use a very small stitch and free motion around the edges of the pieces, all of them making sure to cover the edge. Then I added the french knots. I am in the process of now cutting off the batting from everywhere but behind the pieces. When I get that done I will machine quilt it and the extra batt will be raised. The other girls were going to just applique it, but I have them talked into trying it now!! Such an instigator I am (or an enabler as Andrea would say)!!
So here it is!!
Oh yeah, did I mention I am addicted to tractor pulling??