Spring Growth Quilting Modification - Detail

Spring Growth Quilting Modification


I wanted to take some time to add a bit more quilting detail to my Spring Growth quilt prior to submitting it for consideration for QuiltCon, and I’m happy to say I got it done and submitted!

I had originally left the light gray areas in the piecing unquilted, and after the fact I was sad that I did not use Trapunto to help them look puffy and full. (Trapunto is a technique where you locally apply a second layer of batting in an area that you want to stand out.) Part of the reason I think it took me so long to make the quilting modification was that I wasn’t sure what to quilt, but after much deliberation, I chose to fill those areas much the same way as the surrounding piecing: with back and forth lines.

Spring Growth Quilting Modification - Detail
Spring Growth Quilting Modification – Detail

I’m quite happy with how it came together, and regardless of if the quilt is accepted to show at QuiltCon in Pasadena in February 2018, I’m glad I took the time to finish the quilting. Have you ever gone back and added quilting to a finished quilt after considering how it finished?

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