Last week I purchased Geta Grama’s book, “Shadow Trapunto Quilts” (find it here). Oh… I need more hours in a day! I have been putting off trying trapunto, but now I cannot resist it any longer, particularly shadow trapunto.
First, go to Geta’s blog (click here) to see her beautiful work. She has an engineering background, is very adept with EQ (Electric Quilt) software, and very creative. Geta is Romanian but both the website and the blog are in English.
In her book, published in 2012, Geta presents a tutorial on how to do shadow trapunto, which involves printing a pattern on a piece of paper, laying that paper onto a piece of organza, then onto high loft batting. Sew through the layers following the pattern, cut the batting around the seam, remove paper, and layer this work onto batting and backing. Finally, quilt it. Her designs are intricate (but doable) and are included in a CD which comes with the book. The projects are easy to follow and the photographs are very detailed.
I enjoy following her blog, as she makes the most amazing quilts (the Houston International Quilt Show loves her!). She also designs cool quilt and bag patterns. Geta loves everything colorful and seems to always be following anything related to rainbow colors!
Check out her book – I know you will be inspired! Keep coming back to my blog, as I will soon surprise you with a shadow trapunto project of my own!