Wednesday, 15 March 2017

WIPW - Ten More Tails

Work In Progress Wednesday.

Trinity Green

My 'snakes' are growing tails!

Those of you who have been following this project
(started at the end of April 2016)
know that I am making a large quilt
(bed spread size)

out of small
(2.5 cm tall and 2 cm wide at the base) triangles.

You know that they are green 
(all shades)

and come from many sources
(my stash, my friends' stash, old clothes, tea towels, upholstery and whatnots).

You know that I am stitching these triangles onto paper strips 
 (27 triangles each)

where the triangles are darker on one side and lighter on the other.

You know that I have joined these paper strips into long 'snakes'
(8 paper strips in each 'snake')

and that I have 38 'snakes' hibernating in my vivariums.

What you don't know is that they have begun to grow tails!

I find that I want a good over hang for this bed spread and need to add a tail of 27 triangels to each snake. That way the quilt will be long and nice.

Last week I added 10 tails,
and this week I added another 10.
So the total count is now 8.748 triangles.

I have another 18 tails to make and then I can forget about triangles, and stitch the snakes side by side to thin strips of plain green fabric and finally have my flimsy.

Fabric in Focus

So simple, so rich - green and gold


Shasta Matova said...

You've made great progress. That's a lot of snakes with long tails. I look forward to seeing the completed project.

Elizabeth's quarters said...

Fantastic progress. I love the combination of green and gold, and even before I scrolled down to the fabric in focus, was thinking that gold accents would look fantastic—perhaps even in the quilting?

Pamela said...

Amazing! I love seeing them all laid out.

Renee said...

Wow! That is a LOT of triangles. You must be so excited to have only 18 more. This is going to be such an amazing quilt. I love your updates!

jacaranda said...

I am fascinated with your green fabrics, it has opened my eyes up to seeing green in my own fabrics. Can't wait to see it finished.

Queeniepatch said...

Never had I thought there were so many shades of grey. Working on this quilt has been an eye opener to me, too.

Queeniepatch said...

I am happy to know I will have completed step 1 before one year has passed since the launch of this project.

Queeniepatch said...

They will look better when the white paper has been stripped off and the thin green strips stitched on, I hope.

Queeniepatch said...

There is actually quite a lot of fabric with gold or silver scents; proves I like the glittery metallic type of fabric, eh? As for quilting... hm, I might add some small pieces of gold fabric when I join the green strips of fabric... hm. You have made me rethink.... hm

Queeniepatch said...

Dear Shasta, you will have to wait a long time. This quilt will still need a lot of time to complete, I'm afraid.

margaret said...

I was wondering how many tails you needed still a while to go they look so good spread out on the floor

carorose said...

What a labour of love? It is going to be very special.

Susan Hook said...

All the triangles look very impressive lying next to each other, I think that you will give a big sigh of relief when your last triangle has been sewn!

Queeniepatch said...

I hope to have reached the goal SOON!

Queeniepatch said...

I will have much to reflect upon when I take an afternoon nap on this quilt - one day I the far future.

Queeniepatch said...

I am SURE I will give a big sigh of relief when my last triangle has been sewn!

Julie Fukuda said...

When I made my first "Lucy Boston" quilt with tiny little lozenge-shaped hexagons, I did not do paper piecing ... which meant I didn't have to remove paper in the end, but marking and sewing all those tiny seams took forever ... and in the end, I swore NEVER AGAIN. Well, that never lasted 7 years from the first finish to the second one. When I saw those original quilts at the Tokyo Dome a few years ago, I noted the originals did not use 2cm. pieces. I'm wondering when I will hear you say, "never again".

Queeniepatch said...

Ha, ha! I might say Never again right now! No, actually I have not got fed up with Trinity Green yet. This is a way to test my patience and see if I can grow more determined with age!
I wonder how Lucy Boston made her perfect quilts, with or without paper....

Tanya said...

Look at all those rows!!! You should be proud of yourself for sticking to this project and for collecting all those greens!!! It will be fun to watch the next step.

Queeniepatch said...

You know, Tanya, had I started this quilt ten years ago I would have shelved it at an early stage. I have grown more stubborn with age, and fear for the poor people who will (hopefully) take care of me when I am 'in the home'. I will be Donkey Queenie! I wonder if I will be quilting, and sit and fiddle with millions of tiny triangles!