Strip Quilt from Jelly Roll with Trapunto

Louisville Nimble Thimbles logoWay back when the quilting bug first bit, I searched around Louisville for a quilting group or guild. I can’t remember now how I found out about the Louisville Nimble Thimbles but from my first meeting, I was sold. The women in my guild are some of the most incredibly friendly and knowledgeable quilters I know.

If you haven’t looked around your town for a quilting group yet, please do! You will love the show and tell, workshops, classes, and lectures. I am now the membership chair of the group.Log Cabin quilt, quilted by Angela Huffman

Barb is the president of the Nimble Thimbles and she made this Moda strip quilt out of a Moda jelly roll. This was a class offered by our guild last year. I had finished one for Rhonda a while back with an all over, edge-to-edge pattern.

But Barb is a fanatic for trapunto – she even incorporates it into her own shirts! I adore trapunto as well. I’ve attached a video to give you an idea of how machine trapunto works. The effect is eye popping.
Log Cabin Quilt, quilted by Angela Huffman

One of the keys to a good trapunto effect is to have a dense background filler so the trapuntoed motif can really pop up high. Take a look at the background I’m doing. It is a feather swirly kind of filler. The downside is this filler will take a LONG time to finish; Barb is gonna LOVE it so that makes it all worth it in the end.

Here’s my first video for the blog! You can see better how the machine trapunto works on a longarm.

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  1. This was a quilt pattern we did during a meeting of our local guild, Nimble Thimbles. The pattern is called “Confetti Log Cabin”. The pattern and quilt were featured in the March/April 2007 Quiltmaker magazine. Head over the the quiltmaker magazine and I bet you can order a back issue to get the pattern, good luck!

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Angela Huffman- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Teacher. Thread Bimbo

I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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