Wednesday, 28 September 2016

WIPW - Focus on Trinity Green

The focus on Work In Progress Wednesday for this week is only on

Trinity Green

I have filled 13 paper strips of 351 triangles, and now have a total of 5.103 triangles.

Fabric in Focus

Batik is very popular with quilters and the marbled effect gives life and variety to anything dull.
 For me it means a lot of fussy cutting to get at the green colours.


26 comments:

  1. Wow! So many triangles! I love batik fabrics.

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    1. I love the look of batiks, but it is not a nice fabric for hand quilting, as it is often too densly woven. For Trinity Green, which will be 100% machine stitched and quilted, it is perfect.

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  2. You are doing great! I was doing some paper piecing today and thinking of you as I pulled my paper off the back. I can just imagine the confetti party you are going to have when you take your paper off!

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    1. Hello, Paper Piecing Sister!
      Oh, no, don't remind me of that job! Maybe I should skip it, and keep the paper in tact for a stiff quilt with plenty of insulation. I won't be able to wash it EVER!!!!

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  3. 5103! Wow! It's going to be an amazing quilt. I do like the way the batiks soften the other fabrics.

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    1. Thank you, Lyn.
      Batik has a lot of mixability and blends in well with almost anything.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the process. It's adding up and looking good.

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    1. Many more triangles to be added still. Phew!

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  5. Wow! Over 5,000 triangles is quite an accomplishment. I love the fabrics you are using.

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    1. If there is anyone who accomplishes MANY, it is you with your number of cross stitches. I have no idea how you manage to keep track of each and every one you stitch!

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  6. Goodness! there is a lot more involved that I imagined in setting up the triangles. How long are the paper strips holding 351 triangles? You and Tanya have discussed the paper removal too, which was another part I wondered about. Maybe you could involve friends to create a confetti party with you.
    I can hardly wait to see the triangles in one piece.

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    1. A confetti party, ha, ha? Well, there's an idea.
      Four paper strips are Xerox copied on a sheet of A4 paper.
      Each strip contains 27 triangles.
      Last week I stitches 13 paper strips.
      27x13=351.
      My box contains 189 paper strips.
      27x189=5.301
      You need a degree in mathematics do do quilting!!!

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  7. this is a project that just grows and grows! the batik fabric is lovely I prefer the marbled ones to the heavily waxed ones and trying to build up a collection at the moment will bear in miind that they are not good to hand quilt

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    1. The waxed ones often have beautiful patterns or pictures, so they are mostly suited for larger pieces of patchwork. The marbled ones goes with anything, but if mixed with the cotton fabric most often used for patchwork you will have a hard time handquilting; soft - hard -soft -hard -soft - ....

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  8. Yes I was thinking of what it will be like getting all that paper off the back of your stitching. Maybe you will have to put up progress reports? You have over 5,000 triangles now. On dear, your poor fingers. Or maybe you have a young relative you can get to do the job?

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    1. No volunteer will want to work in Queenie's Paper Removal Sweat Shop,

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  9. Aw, come on, I will be glad to come and remove paper for you. No different from the prep-work I do at school but certainly more rewarding.

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    1. I'll keep you in mind! It won't be a confetti party but a week-long camp, no need for sleeping bags nor a leaky tent, though!!

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  10. Great progress on trinity green! batik fabric looks nice.

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    1. Yes, batik LOOKS good, but would be difficult for you to make as it is not suited forany kind of handstitching.

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  11. Yes, that's true - the batiks are wonderful. Only for embroidery ithey are no good, too hard to stitch through them. It will be so rewarding to tear the paper off. I would probably not have waited but torn already.... Though the layout might be easier with paper on the back!

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    1. I am keeping the paper backing as I need the support of the paper for assembly, and as you say, the layout will be much easier.

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  12. Can't wait to see it all together. How many reels of thread have you been through?

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    1. MANY! most of the reels were half filled with 'ugly' colours. It feels good to have got rid of thread left over from other projects.

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  13. I like the batik look, the best thing about it is that you never know how it is going to turn out, the colours and patterns can be lovely.

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    1. you are absolutely right. The same fat quarter of batik can hold so many different colours, tones and strenghts. It is perfect to add green to this quilt. The same fq can be used for light, medium and dark shades of green,

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