Wednesday, 29 June 2016

WIPW - What Does It Stand For?

WIPW, Work In Progress Wednesday, or should I say What Insignificant Progress Wednesday!
Well not really insignificant, but I made NO progress on the TASTy sampler (as I reported yesterday)

and only a little progress on the
HC quilt

I quilted a bit in an area where the grey crayon met the blue crayon.

Trinity Green
This is where the progress was made. Another 200 triangles found their way onto the paper strips. The total numer of triangles is 2187

Fabric in Focus

I wouldn't say I am a flashy person, but I do like fabric with metallic glitter.
This is a Christmas print.
 Or would you call it star dust?
Actually in this strip you can see four triangels with gold print, if you look closely.

I hope you have had a shiny, bright and productive week.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

TASTy Tuesday - Second Helpings

I'm on a diet! Or rather I've been too busy to have any second helpings of TASTy stitches. I hope to be back on track next Tuesday.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

WIPW - Obstacles

More sudden obstacles mean my WIPW (Work In Progress Wednesday) report is meagre - yet again!

Trinity Green

I only had time to sew seventy triangles, so the total number I now have is 1987 triangles on the paper strips.

Fabric in Focus
Fuzzy cutting means that one cuts out a selected part of a print.
I have had this print in my stash for a long time, not knowing how to use it.
Although beautiful, it IS a very busy and overpoweringly PINK print, and I fuzzy cut the green leaves.
 There is still a bit pink left to add a bit of colour and interest to the green triangles.

I have started the handquilting, and follow the black inked lines with running stitches in black thread.
 The quilted stitches are sometimes burried in the loosely vowen gauze on the back.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

TASTy Tuesday - Second Helpings 36 - 42

The seven TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday, check it out at Pintangle) stitches I worked this week contained some that are raised and take on a life of themselves. Some look messy!

 From the top:
36) Knotted Buttonhole Stitch
37) Beaded Hedebo Stitch (I had to look up how to make the loop)
38) Knotted Loop Stitch (I had forgotten both the name and the instructions)
39) Italian Border Stitch
40) Buttonhole Wheel Cup

As these cups took a long time to make, and the following two stitches would as well, I decided to work only 1/3 of each and place them in the same row.
41) Closed Base Woven Picot Stitch
42) Open Base Woven Picot Stitch

Untidy and unruly, NOT my favourites!
I hope I will enjoy my second helping of TAST stitches more next week.