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My guest tutorial for SewCalGal’s 2012 FMQ Challenge is online today!!  The tutorial is on one of my favorite techniques, machine trapunto.

I hope you will enjoy and learn from the tutorial as much as I have – I enjoyed writing it, and learned from the process as well!  I’m happy to answer any questions you have, either on SewCalGal’s FMQ Challenge blog, the 2012 FMQ Challenge Facebook group, or here.

I’m always trying to photograph trapunto from the side so you can see the depth and dimension this technique creates on quilts.  I’m not sure I caught the depth, but can you see the different colors of silk thread in the echo quilting?

I’m not sure you can tell, but one echo quilting line uses YLI’s ‘Silk Sparkle’ thread (next time I’ll use a lighter color for more contrast).  The Silk Sparkle is #100 silk thread twisted with metallic;  it is a very lightweight thread that blends beautifully with the rest of the silk quilting and adds a subtle sparkle to the top.

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