The Dec2013/Jan 2014 issue of Quilting Arts magazine is out, you can find it here. In there you will find my latest article where I teach you how to add *Eye Popping Texture* to your work.
Let me show you another idea on how I use this technique by doing Christmas ornaments.
For the hearts I use one of my drop cloth fabrics with a variety of Aurifil 12w thread colors.
After observing the marks left on the cloth I decided which parts to enhance with hand embroidery and I started to work.
Once finished, I cut the hearts out and pasted them on a red fabric.
After following the directions from the magazine article and having sandwiched the layers together I started free motion sewing around each heart with red Aurifil 28w thread. Then I cut around the heart shape leaving approximately 1 inch of border. Afterwards,I finished the edges with a close zigzag/satin stitch. I then sewed a colorful string on the top and I made a hole in the bottom for little messages.
I hope you will try this technique and start adding texture to your work with an easy way to do trapunto.