Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Trying To Be Geta

I keep forgetting to post a picture of my one lonely April finish thus far. I finally worked up courage to try my friend Geta's shadow trapunto technique. I learned a lot but I will never approach the level of expertise she has attained.

You can go to her blog and see how the technique should be done. I should have used thicker batting for the trapunto layer.

I should have remembered to use invisible thread for the outline quilting of the trapunto areas.

And next time I think I will try silk thread for the stippling.

The little piece measures 7" square.

It was fun but how I wish I had Geta's skill. I could spend hours drooling over her work.

By the way..I'm also not good enough to have drawn this design..Geta shared it with me. What a good friend she is to me!!


karenfae said...

I know what you mean Mary - I love Geta's work also. It is so beautiful I will never be able to do what she does. You did a good job - nice she shared the pattern with you.

Crispy said...

Oh Mary, that turned out lovely!! I don't see anything wrong with it. Geta's work is amazing and with practice you should have no trouble matching her skill.


Geta Grama said...

Mary, it's unbelievable how much experience I have gained from a project to the next one. After 1.5 years of practice I still make a lot of mistakes. But practice is the best teacher !
I love your little piece!

Barb said...

You never sease to amaze me....

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Oh Mary, that is beautiful. I think you did good on it. Can't wait to see the next one you make. Have a good weekend.

Jean said...

I think this looks good, I have been drooling over her quilts for a long time. Wish I could figure out how to do it. I know she is working on a pattern, but I haven't noticed a tutorial on her blog, will go back and look.