Thursday, January 29, 2009

trapunto Marushkas

Trapunto is a technique used in quilting to create a raised or 3D shape. Basically, it involves sewing a second layer of fabric behind the first design, and then stitching through both layers and around the shape of an object. The underneath fabric is cut open, the space is stuffed with batting, and the hole is sewn closed, leaving a three dimensional raised shape visible from the front. Here's another discussion of how it is done.

Anyway, there are indeed trapunto examples of Marushkas.

Here's a frog example of a puffy Marushka:
Marushka - frog and dragonfly (green, tan, yellow, white)

A stuffed Marushka duck:
Marushka - mallard duck (browns, stuffed)

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