I showed a peak of this small wall hanging in a previous post. Probably at least 5 years ago, before my quilting hiatus, I happened to be visiting my brother when Diane Gaudynski was offering a workshop in his city. If anyone isn’t familiar with her, she makes unbelievably detailed traditional quilts on a domestic sewing machine. She has incredible control and quilts her quilts to death, something that always appeals to me. Here’s a small example, something she made as ‘practice’ to get herself back into quilting after a long break due to illness..
Diane uses wool batting to create the look of trapunto without necessarily actually adding a trapunto layer, and her workshop taught a number of filler designs that could be used to set off main motifs. She encourages students to use different thread colors to add subtle depth to the quilt. This small practice square made with wool batting was the result of my participation in the workshop.
Here are a few more of Diane Gaudynski’s quilts from her other website.