Wednesday, 25 May 2016

WIPW - Not such a good week

It has not been such a good week for WIPW (Work In Progress Wednesday).

As I spent a lot of time doing Whipped Wheels for the TASTy Tuesday Second Helpings, I had less time for my other projects.

So what did I manage?

Trinity Green
I filled 10 paper strips, which means 270 new triangles, so the total count is now 1377.


I got a happy surprise when the postman brought me a thick wadded envelope filled with lovely pieces of green fabric, sent from Sweden by my friend Åsa Wettre. She is an artist, a famous collector of antique quilts and an authority on quilting. 
Many of the prints are of her own design!

Thank you, Åsa!


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I have traced all the drawing from the sketch onto the fabric. I have coloured some areas with grey crayon and then set it with a hot iron.
Next I will work with the green, pink and blue crayons.

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  1. What great green fabrics!

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  2. very nice surprise indeed. The artist printed fabrics are fabulous. waiting for you to unfold the mystery project, crayons? setting them with hot iron? intriguing...

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    1. Yes, it was a nice surprise.
      Drawing with waterproof ink on fabric, colouring with crayons and then setting the oil in the crayons with a hot iron (you need a baking sheet or some tissue paper to protect the iron's surface) is a technique I have used before. It is the lazy quilter's way of appliqué, ha, ha!

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  3. Oh those green fabrics - more than lovely. I am curious how you will go on with the crayons.

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    1. My home is getting greener and greener!
      You will have to wait for the disclosure of the crayon adventure!

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  4. Oh lucky you. I have a copy of "Old Swedish Quilts" in my library that I bought back in the 1990's and love it. Shame some of her other books aren't in English I would buy them in a flash.

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    1. Yes, it is surprising that more of Åsa Wettre's publications have not been translated (yet) - after all she is famous internationally.

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  5. When I see all those paper-pieced triangles, I hope you are not going to make something that calls for hand quilting. Good luck with the crayons. After a day of art with the pre-schoolers, I could hardly wait to get my own hands clean again.

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    1. Rest assure, there will not be one single stitch of hand quilting in Trinity Green!!! I will have to learn machine magic by Tanya instead.
      It is the iron's surface that I am more worried about, I always use tissue paper or a sheet of baking parchment to protect the iron.

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  6. so many triangles and with all that extra green fabric you can make many more.Wondering what the colouring on fabric is all about but no doubt you will soon have it to share with us

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    1. Rest assure I will keep you in suspense as long as possible!!!

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  7. You have been very busy queenie, you must be seeing triangles in your sleep!

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  8. You're making progress! And setting color with a hot iron, that's an adventure.

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    1. It is an easy way to add a bit of colour to a quilt or embroidery project. I don't know how permanent the colours will be, but the quilt should be washable.

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  9. Your stack of triangles is growing, I'm impressed!

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