Though Harlequin today is known by its distinct diamond inspired pattern, Harlequin’s roots started in the Italian Renaissance! Known as jesters, and witty tricksters, the Harlequin costumes were made from fabric scraps that featured the quintessential pattern. In the mid-twentieth century, the pattern was revived by the fashion industry, and of course remains popular today in quilting.
The harlequin pattern of this collection may be the most eye-catching part of this quilt, but the trapunto is the main event! Each block features simple patterns, lifted with extra layers of batting and highlighted by the ornate echo stitches. In this tutorial, even if you have never even heard of trapunto, we will guide you every step of the way, making it quick and easy for everyone from novice to advanced embroiderers.