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.


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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.

22 comments:

  1. Even small progress is still progress. My needles are going rusty!

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    1. It is the rainy season in Tokyo, and I can assure you even needles that are in use are going rusty!
      I bet though, that your KNITTING needles aren't!

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  2. Cutting all those triangles would drive me batty. I have sewn triangles into paper by just using a strip of fabric the right width and then cutting the excess off after sewing. Of course it meant a lot of jumping up and down

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    1. I was batty before cutting triangles, so I must be even battier now, ha, ha!
      Seeing all those cut triangles that are not yet sewn is also driving my batty. I must be getting super batty!

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  3. I wouldn't call this meager! Looks great to me.

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    1. I had meant to do much more, alas... life got in the way, as they say.

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  4. every triangle is one less to do the pink flowers are glorious, and you have had some hand quilting time too, very nice

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    1. You are right, every triangle is one less to do!

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  5. ONLY 70 cut??? Goodness you are no slacker- in fact seeing there are nearly 2000 I'm inclined to think you a glutton for punishment.
    The are looking good with the variety of greens.

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    1. Only 70 SEWN this week. The week before I cut hundreds of triangles, and there will be thousands more to cut, and sew eventually!!! A glutton for punishment, eh!?

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  6. Wish I lived closer, could give you lots of green fabric.

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    1. I have not exhausted my OWN stash yet!

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  7. That's good work, and not meagre. The pink peeping in the green is lovely. Starting the quilting is great.

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    1. I had intended to so much more... Yes, I like the pink that adds a bit of shy colour in all the green. Handquilting is so relaxing compared with the machine piecing of the triangles.

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    1. My target was 270 but fate didn't want me to reach it this time!

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  9. Everything is relative. My small amount of stitching in comparision to what you have done looks like the output of an ant. Yours looks like the output of a giant!

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    1. We are both quite busy people, caring for others in need of TLC, and trying to find time for cooking, blogging and so sewing often suffers. I bet you are all set for the Childrens workshops and they will be the usual success. Have fun!

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  10. Looks good, I enjoy your reports on progress.

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    1. Thank you, I wish I had another project to write about, these two are a bit tedious for the readers, don't you think?

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  11. It's fascinating to see how you are using your fabrics to get the effect you want! ... and 70 triangles stitched is certainly no mean feat! You are doing well, keeping all your pieces organised.
    You have inspired me to try the pastel crayons, and I have just written about my first experiments with Pastel Dye Sticks, if you have time to visit.
    Barbara xx
    http://theflashingscissors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. My aim with Trinity Green is to use up fabric in my stash, and I had no other plans for the bright pink lily print, so why not fuzzy cut the green, and do the same with the pink later for another project.
      I will head over to your blog and check out your play with crayons. I hop you found it fun and useful!

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