Wednesday, 11 January 2017

WIPW - Trinity Green Snakes Along

There are only a few hours left of Wednesday so I'd better hurry up and write my Work In Progress Wednesday report.

Trinity Green
Each paper strip contains 27 triangles. I joined eight strips together until I got a few 'snakes'. 27x8paper strips=216 triangles x 5snakes =1080 triangels have been stitched together.
At this slow pace it will take me about 6 weeks to have all the snakes together. Then I have to join them to narrow strips of green 'snakes' ..... and then we have all the paper to remove.... This project will stay with me for some time yet!

Fabric in Focus
For Christmas I was given two pieces of plain green fabric which I will have to cut into triangles and add to the collection.




20 comments:

Chitra Gangadharan said...

little triangles of green make a big quilt. your work is inspiring me to take up some sewing. very nice green fabrics in focus.

Janie said...

Your project progresses, good for you!

Queeniepatch said...

But ALWAYS have some sewing, apart from your embroidery!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you Janie, I will need all the encouragement I can get to see this marathon project through!

Pamela said...

Amazing! Is it too early to ask if you will machine or hand quilt it?

carorose said...

Such persistence. Queenie you are a gem.

Julie Fukuda said...

And ... this isn't the year of the snake. I hope it doesn't take you until that year to finish up.

Renee said...

Wow! This is such a huge project. I love watching it come together and admire your work.

Shami Immanuel said...

Great progress. Whenever I see this project I am inspired to start a quilt project atleast with a basic quilt blocks.

Susan Hook said...

what a lot of work you still have to do! you have lots of patients sewing together all these snakes

Queeniepatch said...

The first one was tricky but now I know how to join them easily and its a bit like conveyor belt assembly!

Queeniepatch said...

Quiltmaking is fun, do give it a try, but start out small!

Queeniepatch said...

The quilt is for a day bed, i.e. single bed, so not SO large, but as the triangles are small it is a huge project.

Queeniepatch said...

I had to count, next year of the Snake is in eight years' time (2025). I sure hope the quilt will be completed by then!

Queeniepatch said...

I will not want any more UFOs so I just HAVE to finish this quilt!

Queeniepatch said...

Oh, machine quilting! There is no way I would manage all the bulk under the seams by hand. The seam allowances are not cut off, the triangles are really small and I wouldn't have the time to do it by hand either.

Anneliese said...


Good thing must take long (German proverb, freely translated)

margaret said...

snakes are coming alone well trying to picture what these will look like when all joined up

Queeniepatch said...

It will be a stripy quilt with columns of tiny triangels and thin strips of green fabric between.

Queeniepatch said...

Oh, what you say is so comforting, Anneliese