Work in Progress Wednesday and this Month’s Goal

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..

"Practice" quilting by Diane Gaudynski
“Practice” quilting by Diane Gaudynski

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.

Workshop wall hanging

For my February A Lovely Year of Finishes goal and this week’s Work in Progress Wednesday linkup, I’m going to bind it and put a sleeve on it so it can be used as a wall hanging.

Here are a few more of Diane Gaudynski’s quilts from her other website.

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  1. Your quilt is so elaborate, so much hard work and just stunning. The fabric is perfect. And Diane Gaudynski is just Wow! That will be a great wall hanging 🙂

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  2. Your blog is looking it’s best ever! I like the changes.

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  3. A friend practically worships the ground Diane walks on. I’ve read her spiral bound book on free motion quilting and found it full of helpful tips. Now all I have to do is practice. And yes, please display your “practice” piece. It will only get wrinkled in a drawer.

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  4. I’m not familiar with Diane but will definitely find out more about her now.
    Your practice quilting looks fabulous.

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