Friday, 25 October 2013

Vintage Lace

It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival again!
My entry is this original design wholecloth quilt inspired by antique lace and Regency stonework. 

It is free-motion machine quilted using viscose embroidery thread. I used a combination of pearl white and french grey coloured threads to create an aged look here.
Trapunto is used for the "carved" elements:))

I am very pleased with how the backing has turned out - the silver thread makes it sparkle in the sunlight.

The quilt measures 22x23" or 57x58 cm. I used pure cotton fabrics and Heirloom 80/20 wadding. 
I thought that this quilt would look wonderful in a classical style interior, or against a piece of painted french style furniture.

Thank you for taking interest in my work!


  1. beautiful, intricate work! Enjoy the festival :-)

  2. Elena it is just stunning -- what a wonderful design and your free motion quilting is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Karen on Keuka

  3. your stitching is incredible. beautiful job. love the trapunto. i need to try some of that thread.

  4. This is gorgeous, Elena. I love the sparkle, too. Nice trapunto work - what did you use for those layers? This is a beautiful entry for the show. :)

  5. Wow, I never really mastered trapunto. Your guilt looks so perfect! Love the design and how it really pops out of the background. Great job!

    P.S. Did you know you are a no-reply blogger? I wanted to thank you for your visit and your nice comments on my blog but could not answer directly.