I love the look of trapunto and have used it in two quilts. I want to do more. I will be teaching a class on trapunto offered in the fall for Midlands Tech so today I worked on a couple of sample blocks.
First I used a water-soluble marker to outline the designs on high quality muslin squares.
Then I added a layer of high loft polyester batting and free-motion stitched on the lines with wash away thread in the top and fine white embroidery thread in the bobbin.
Next I carefully trimmed away the batting close to the stitching.
Here is the front of the butterfly design.
Here is the back of the butterfly design trimmed.
Here is the front of the grape leaf design.
Here is the back of the grape leaf design trimmed.