Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WIPW - Puffy? Stony?

Is there any progress of work on this Wednesday for the WIPW, Work In Progress Wednesday?
Yes, here it is:

Trinity Green
270 new triangles. Total count is 4.050.


Fabric in Focus
Previously I have highlighted some designers, namely Laura Ashley, William Morris, and my friend Åsa Wettre. You do remember Åsa, don't you, with her waffle heart and bird designs? When she kindly gave me pieces from her stash I found among them some bits of fabric by another designer, Kaffe Fassett. His prints are readily available at quilt show stalls, but are far too expensive for my budget.
Anyway, this week I cut up these prints:




HC Quilt
I have been quilting the stone blocks in the foundation of the castle. Don't they look 'puffy and stony' at the same time?
Instead of the traditional Quilting (Running) Stitch I have used Straight and Back Stitch.




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    1. They are kind of cuddly, aren't they?

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  2. You are progressing well, who would think that there were that many different shades and fabrics of green.

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    1. Hi!
      We can see a lot of green shades when we look closely at nature. On this quilt I hope to represent most of the shades, and add a sprinkle of other colours, too.
      I think that the same green shade will look different next to a bit of blueish green and next to a yellow based green, and of course totally different if surrounded by pink or orange.

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  3. You are certainly finding some pretty fabrics for Trinity Green, and it's nice to hear their stories! I just love the puffy, stoney bits on HC too, they are so effective!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. When I started cutting up my green stash I tried to remember facts about the different pieces, where did I get it from, how have I used it, was it a gift or something so expensive I had to save up for it. Unfortunately there is a lot of anonymous fabric in my stash.

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  4. Sometimes we say a project has 'a lot of thought put into it' - yours has personal thoughts added to this one. It is looking great. I like Kaffe's fabrics with the plains. Love the castle foundation, which my eye also saw as a green plateau with a village under snow, beneath. the puffy rocks being buildings.

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    1. Quilting is a very meditative activity, and I am sure a LOT of thoughts go through our brains while we work.
      The photo of the stone foundation is close up and I am happy your creative mind saw something different from what it actually is. A village under snow..., great!

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  5. Lovely fabrics! The puffy rock is very effective it will give the picture some lovely texture!

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    1. I am so glad you noticed! It is the effect I really want - texture!

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  6. Those rocks look like they are about to roll right off the hill. Lucky you have all those green triangles to cushion their fall.

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    1. Ha, ha! I am very pleased with how the stone blocks look when quilted. Yesterday I completed all the rocks and have started quilting the windows. The oncoming typhoon might give me a lot of extra 'stay-at-home-and-quilt' time. Stay safe, Julie!

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  7. Great work and nice fabric from your friend!

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    1. Gifts are wonderful - I never thought I would include a Kaffe Fassett fabric in a quilt of mine, but here it is!

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  8. I look at all the different shades of green in the trees outside my window but had never realised that there were so many different greens in fabric. And what is this about a typhoon? We get cyclones and there is no way I would be stitching if one was bearing down on me. Hiding more likely!

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    1. Thank you for your concern. Cyclons and typhoons are no fun, but my house is strong enough, we have secured all plants and loose things, cleaned out the gutters so the flood water can wash away. Luckily (for us in Tokyo) the storm is till out at sea and will make landfall further north. Poor farmers and fishermen in northern Japan.

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