Wednesday, 2 November 2016

WIPW - Show and Tell

For my Work In Progress Wednesday's  'show and tell' I have the cards I made earlier and Trinity Green to report about

Trinity Green
Here are the 270 triangles I have added. The total number of triangles has now reached 5.994.


Fabric in Focus

The triangles in the picture below are from a small piece of cotton fabric that Åsa sent me. She kindly labeled all the pieces, and on this one it says: Gamla Strömma, the name of the mill.
This fabric, which is a sturdy cotton, was very popular in Sweden in the 1970s and was used for curtains and cushions. I loved it so much I made myself a tunic in this fabric (although mine had more blue in it) when I was a teenager, and I remember being asked why I was walking around in curtains! I was not alone, however, in using this fabric for dressmaking. It was a 70s look!
For me, these small triangles bring back a lot of memories. Thank you Åsa!




Greeting Cards
Do you remember the two blurred pictures on a previous blog post?

 I was just playing around with TAST stitches and made a greeting card,



and a Thank You card.

20 comments:

Linda Calverley said...

I like your 70's fabric, it doesn't look as curtainy as say the outfits made by Maria for the Van Tropp family in the Sound of Music.

Pamela said...

Beautiful cards and great progress on the green triangles!

Julie Fukuda said...

Well, your Wednesday was way more productive than mine ... though I did get the paint scrubbed off of the art-room chairs (until tomorrow's classes) and got the two floppiest kids to fall asleep during nap-time. I do like spending time on things that will stay done a bit longer, however. Great job!

margaret said...

your triangles are coming along a pace now, good eay to use the tast stitches in cards, I do not blame you making up the curtain material for clothing it looks perfect for a top

crazyQstitcher said...

Trinity is growing all the time and looking great. In the '50s in Australia, curtaining was the rage for skirts.
The Woven Picot is a great stitch for the flower and I can say that the second one looks far brighter and the patterns show more delicately in my hand than on your blog. I Love it- thank you Carin.

carorose said...

There are some lovely fabrics there and so many memories. Those cards are lovely.

Queeniepatch said...

Ha, ha! I agree, Strömma's weave is a much more allround kind of fabric.
I also had a coat that was 'pure' upholstery, and I did look like the sofa - the SLIM sofa, there was NO padding!!! Those were the days!

Queeniepatch said...

I have enjoyed putting the TAST stitches to use in my card making.

Queeniepatch said...

Far too many activities in our lives are boring chores that have to be again and again. That is why quilting and needle craft are so important - we have something to keep for longer than a day.

Queeniepatch said...

The Strömma fabric was not only beautiful, it was very comfortable, too.

Queeniepatch said...

Apart from that tunic, I had a coat (shop bought) made from something that could have been used for upholstery. I was a walking sofa!
Thank you for the kind gift, Maureen, I have marked it with running stitches ready for my new stitch sampler.

Queeniepatch said...

I just wish I had had a bit of that old tunic of mine to add. The fabric from Åsa, though, brought forth so many memories and reflections.

Annet said...

That's a lot of triangles! Isn't it great to have memories with those scraps, it adds to the story of your quilt.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

very good progress on Trinity green. The green fabric for tunic would have been beautiful. Indian fabrics give a wide variety of prints, colours , patterns, weaves, that it is quite common to have a bedspread, curtain, cushion, quilt and dresses in all these varieties. LOL! the cards you have created are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
Chitra

Janie said...

Congratulations on your triangles, looking good!
Beautiful embroidery on your cards, Queenie.
I enjoy the stories behind the fabrics for triangles.

Queeniepatch said...

That is really the beauty of patchwork - when you recycle fabric from other projects or garments you patch together a lot of memories too.

Queeniepatch said...

It is now possible and popular for many to travel to countries far from home. There we buy exotic fabric and at home use it for something other than it was meant for. Indian sari or Japanese kimono silk become cushions and table clothes in France. African dress prints end up in quilts in Finland. Irish linen for table cloth find its way into rag dolls in New Zealand... Isn't it great?!

Queeniepatch said...

I hope to add a lot more triangles so I can begin to see the end of this conveyor belt project!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I am in love with your TAST hanging. It is beautiful handwork. YOur green triangles have a vibrancy all their own.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you Jocelyn,
The TAST sampler is also very handy for selecting a suitable embroidery stitch at a glance.
The multitude of green shades makes Trinity Green 'alive'. There is still a LOT of work until this quilt is completed.