Sunday, December 6, 2009


Winter is the CPP word prompt this week. Let me say right off.........I HATE winter, seriously, yes I am Canadian but I could happily skip from Autumn right into Spring. I have 2 responses to this word. ( well 3 really but I can't post the third)
The first idea came to me as I was blog hopping, I came across Geta's Quilting Studio where you can see her incredible Shadow Trapunto. Not only does she have a monthly giveaway of her quilts but you can purchase her E-Book that gives you all you need to know to begin your own journey into Shadow Trapunto.

Those of you who are regular readers know that I generally like to do my own thing and when I saw her work I thought........hmmmmm I wonder how she does this. So I set about making this piece with supplies I had on hand.........not quite it, but quick and fun to do. In this particular case, I cut my snowflake from Warm and White Cotton batting, layered it under tulle and over a regular quilt sandwich. I stitched around the snowflake with invisible thread and then spent time getting in some free motion practice.

I want to be clear that this is NOT Geta's method ....... I have since purchased her E-Book and I am not about to giveaway her secrets. I can hardly wait to give her technique a try.

and of course, there just had to be a doodle. Used one of these way too often last year, hopefully we will have just a bit less to have to move this season.

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Pat said...

I hate winter, too!!! Your snowflake is absolutely lovely.

Zlaty said...

I love your snowflake!

I got a book on a trapunto but was wondering if Geta's book will be diferent then Karen McTavish way to do trapunto. I have purchased the water soluble thread and I guess just have to try it.

I like the first snow of the winter but my favourite season is spring! :)

SewCalGal said...

Ahh, but with winter we get to enjoy using many, many, many warm quilts on our beds. I too like spring more, but I'm hoping winter will bring some rain that will help the plants this coming spring.

Be patient...spring will come!


Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

love everything, but 'winter' itself... shoveled today. ick.

Quilt Hollow said...

I have a few choice words myself for the cold weather...I too dislike it with a passion!

Diane J. Evans said...

What a clever way to do trapunto, Jill -- I love it when you experiment and discover these wonderful little techniques.

I used to hate winter when I had to drive in it. Now that I'm retired, it's looking a little better each year. Time really does help your perspective in some ways. And I know how lucky I am to be retired!


Debra said...

There's a reason I live in Houston.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Your snowflake is beautiful!!! And though I love winter, Canadian Winters are a *bit different* than what we have here......still, I'll take the snow ofver tornado season!
Be interesting to paint a show shovel with the designs you did in your drawing.
For wall-art of course!


Sherri said...

I love winter and miss the snow! If I had a shovel like yours though, it would be a much more enjoyable time, pushing snow around. :)

Jaye said...

As usual, you have done a fabulous job. I love the way you take everyday objects, in this case a snow shovel and elevate them creatively.

I also like the snowflake. You really embody the spirit of the CPP! You are taking your doodles to the next level. Thanks for participating!

Deborah said...

it's beautiful

Shasta said...

I've been meaning to try something like this too - your snowflake looks terrific. I would happily skip over winter too, although it does give me an excuse to stay home more.

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