Wednesday, 12 April 2017

WIPW - 4 x 9 1/2

Most of the effort of my Work In Progress this Wednesday has been on

Trinity Green

I have joined triangles and strips of green/purple/gold fabric into units of four.


There are 9 1/2 such units

The next step is to join them all into one huge flimsy.


Greeting Card

I had to make a greeting card, and wanting to test if the Bayeux stitch could be used with Coton a Broder, I made this design.


The anchoring stitches sink into the background much better when stitched in wool, though. Well, you always learn something!





32 comments:

  1. your triangles are coming along a treat now. Beautiful card too

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    1. I am beginning to see the end of the tunnel.

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  2. Lovely green triangles and impressive all together. Yes, I find wool a very forgiving background for all kinds of stitching.

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    1. I am beginning to fear the machine quilting! This is going to be a rather large quilt!
      Wool embroidery is so pleasant and the look is always soft and 'forgiving'.

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  3. Trinity green is looking fabulous! What a nice card.

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  4. I agree the Bayeux stitch creates a more subtle effect in wool, but all that means is that now you know of two different effects it can create....!

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    1. Viewing additional Trinity green rows together makes me more amazed at your dedicatiion and tenacity to reach the finish line. You are such an inspiration to others.
      I've not heard of Bayeux stitch - the stitch and card are lovely.

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    2. I am getting impatient to finish the flimsy, so I try to speed up. However, this has been a week of too many distractions....
      Please Google Bayeux Tapestry to read about this fantastic ancient piece of fiber art and see the stitch.

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  5. impressive progress on trinity green. happy stitching!
    very beautiful work on greeting card. pleasing colours and nice embroidery. I like the way you are using the stitches on greeting cards.

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    1. I really want to finish the quilt top and try to sit at the sewing machine whenever I have time.
      Small greeting cards are perfect to practice new (TAST or SSS) stitches.

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  6. You have already demonstrated your good control over that machine. Getting those snakes corralled should make for a great celebration.

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    1. Yes, I will have a celebratory sweet when the snakes are in the penn!

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  7. I like what you're doing with 'Trinity Green' good idea.
    And your greeting card, is that an Easter egg? is perfect for spring.

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    1. I am not sure the assembly is going to be as perfect as your quilt flimsies always are.
      No, there are two hearts entwined on the card, so no Easter eggs, but the flowers add a touch of spring.

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  8. Your snake quilt is becoming very exciting as it nears it's completion.
    I love all your embroidery, it must be very relaxing sitting in the sun embroidering.

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    1. I got side-tracked by the 18th Sunday Stitch School's stitch (Renaissance) and the snakes are in hibernation! It is ALWAYS nice topstitch in the sun; the best 'OTT-light' there is!

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  9. Those triangle are starting to blossom, it must be Spring up there?

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    1. It is spring at noon and winter at midnight!

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  10. All your triangles are beautiful. I agree Bayeux stitch is much better with wool.

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    1. Some things should not be meddled with!

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  11. It's great seeing trinity green again, it has come on a treat since I last saw it.

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    1. I had much more time last week than this one, so TG has come to standstill - only for a short time I hope.

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  12. Love the coloring on the trinity greenpatch. Something different and evocative!

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    1. I used all the green in my stash so there is a good number of green shades.

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  13. You are so clever to stitch smaller parts of your trinity green first. It looks great.

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    1. It is still manageable but as more and more smaller parts are joined together it is getting harder!

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  14. Trinity Green is really shaping up ..... I expect it will be quite heavy to move about now?
    Yet another fantastic greetings card! It's great seeing what you will design next!
    I'll be off to read about Bayeux stitch now!
    Barbara x

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    1. Yes, it is growing heavier and more difficult to feed to the sewing machine.

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  15. Hope you had a good Easter! Your card is delightful!

    You are really getting all those triangles under control! They are beginning to look like a quilt!

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    1. Easter was rather busy with nursing duties, but the weather has been lovely and warm.
      Yes, I am beginning to see a flimsy coming up!
      I hope your Easter was good, and that you are free of your cold now.

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