Wednesday, 15 June 2016

WIPW - Cutting Triangles

After another hectic week it is time for the weekly Work In Progress Wednesday report:

Trinity Green

The total number of sewn triangles still stands at 1917 as I have had no time to sew, but I did cut a lot of new triangles.

 Fabric in Focus
Among the darker shades of green there is one fabric that is wool. I found it in an abandoned box of dressmaking fabric of my aunt's. As you can see it is Japanese and 100% wool.


 Do you think it is odd, or does it add a bit of interest among the cotton prints?
I did soak it is hot water so it won't shrink in a future wash.

H C
The HC quilt needed a touch more of grey crayon,
 and then it was ready to be sandwiched and basted.

For the back I used gauze/muslin/cheese cloth, or whatever you prefer to call this loosely woven fabric. I will not only quilt but add embroidery, and the back won't look pretty. That is why I have chosen gauze as a working backing. I will later add a neat and tidy backing, covering up a million of quilting and embroidery sins.
So the next step is quilting.

24 comments:

  1. I think the wool definitely creates some interest with the cottons. And I have just scrolled back to catch up on your recent posts. I love the little snippets of your HC quilt. Your TAST sampler is looking fabulous. I just love seeing your work!

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    1. Thank you, you always encourage me.
      HC is a quilt I am making as a surprise for someone, so I can't show you the full picture (yet); sorry if it is a teasing mystery!

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    2. Teasing mysteries make life more fun, don't they?!

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  2. the wool fabric really looks lovely, especially sitting among those greens. the grey crayon on the fabric looks very nice. quilting, hand embroidery- interesting time ahead.
    Chitra

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    1. Good to hear your approval. I think the green quilt needed some structure variety and have added that wool, a corduroy and the Swiss machine embroidered fabric I showed before.

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  3. Did your cutting roller endure all your cutting? - I still love all your greens and always will!

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    1. Yes, it did. I gave it a rest from time to time as I also use a pair of scissors.

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  4. Do you use a rotary cutter for your triangles?

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    1. Yes, and no. I usually cut the horizontal strips by rotary cutter and scissors for the bias cuts. You can see and read about my process here:
      http://queeniepatch.blogspot.jp/2016/05/paper-foundation-piecing.html

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  5. Beautiful green fabrics! I like seeing the variety.

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    1. Thanks, I was a bit hesitant but really felt I needed variety also in the feel of the quilt.

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  6. the wool one looks fine maybe no stitching done but now you have plenty cut out that is the boring part so now enjoy the next stage. quilt is coming along enjoy quilting it

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    1. Your are so right; cutting the triangles is more boring that sewing them. I will keep on, though!

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  7. That wool fabric will add a bit of interest to the triangles. You know it will eat at you being unable to sew them?

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    1. I'm afraid I don't really understand your question/comment...

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  8. The wool fits in very well, you have lots of sewing to do with all those pieces!

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    1. Yes, there is still PLENTY more sewing, and cutting, to come!

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  9. I love that Japanese wool, good idea to soak it in hot water first.
    Queenie, you 'walk on water' when it come to embroidery and hand stitching.

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    1. No, I would sink like a pebble, but I DO enjoy embroidery and hand stitching.

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  10. The wool fabric adds some interest and texture, love it. We are programmed to use cottons in our quilting, a bit of something different is great and should be used. Are you tired of cutting all the triangles yet?

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    1. Yes, cutting is boring, and sewing by machine is rather dull work too, but I will stick to my project.
      I wanted to use as much as possible of my green stash, so I threw in that wool.
      Have a great day.

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  11. It's so nice to see all those different greens. I recgnize some of them, they are in my stash too. I think it's nice to have different kinds of fabric, it adds interest to your quilt.

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    1. One of the enjoyments of visiting a quilt show is to look for prints in others' quilts we have used ourselves.

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  12. I think I'd be afraid to use the wool as the moths might attack that triangle first. But as for variation and texture I really like it. No help am I...

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