Wednesday, 3 May 2017

WIPW - The Paper Quilt

Work In Progress Wednesday asks if you would fancy a nap under a paper quilt?

Trinity Green

Here is the paper backed TG quilt, all stitched together.



and its front. It looks more turquoise than green in this light.
I will give the quilt a press,
and then start removing all the paper. Sigh!
Stephen Fry, come and read me Harry Potter's adventures while I take on this boring task.

With the tools of the trade (a pincette) it has gone smoothly, albeit slowly!



Here is an update on
Friday Homework: Satin Stitch Outline

 I tried various types of thread and they all behaved badly! Actually I think the Coton a Broder that I used first (the dark blue lines, and yellow hearts) are the best.

The other threads gave a lumpy look, too. I think the bumps are caused by the split in the running stitches.

This is a stitch I do not like. Lesson learned!

To make it into a greeting card I added other stitches, but the overall effect is still messy. This card will only greet the bottom of a box at the back of the cupboard.





24 comments:

  1. fantastic progress. keep it up. the quilt looks magnificient and beautiful. great work.

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    1. I am happy to have reached this stage on TG.

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  2. Yes, a tricky stitch. Although I think the finished design is charming and you may like it better when you've not seen it for a while!

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    1. Thank you for your comforting words.
      It is good advice to put some disappointing work away for some time; one might like it better after a while.

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  3. I don't envy the job of removing paper but it will be that much closer to the finish line when its done. You're doing a great job.

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    1. It is work that require very little attention so I can enjoy listening to an audio book or chatting, so not TOO bad.

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  4. The quilt is as big as the room! You definitely need an audio book while removing the paper.

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    1. It's NOT. With its overhang it is big enough to cover the day bed, though. My dusty audio books are happy to get an airing.

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  5. I agree TG is gorgeous, good for you to come this far.
    I think your stitching is very colorful and cheery.
    You've probably been working very hard. Time to relax!

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    1. I have set no time limit for the removal of the paper so it is relaxing work.

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  6. The quilt is going to be stunning.

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    1. I hope so, unless I make a mess of the machine quilting!

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  7. I have been reading you last several stitch posts, beautiful work. Have fun removing the papers of your brilliant green quilt. Perhaps you need to have an afternoon to ask your friends around to help you unpick. If I lived closer, would come and help.

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    1. As you are currently in France, you are even further away than usual! Thank you for your offer. My cat sometimes help me remove scraps of paper, then gets bored and falls asleep on the cool paper.

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  8. so good to see all the rows joined together one amazing quilt you have there, not heard of a pincette before but can see it removes the papers easily. Flower looks good too

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    1. This pincette gets a tight hold of the paper, has a pointed and bent tip so I can pierce a small hole, grab some paper and then rip it out.

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  9. Queenie, if I knew, I've forgotten how large each triangle was. Could you tell me please? You did say the quilt was large but it looks huge overall.

    Your dedication to detail and perseverance will pay off for sure.

    I'm giving the satin stitch another go tomorrow. I did stitch as well on plain cloth but the threads were too fine.

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    1. In metric measurements the triangles are 2 cm at the base and 2.5 cm high (without the seam allowance on the back). There are 9.234 triangles in total. The quilt covers my day bed (a single bed) and has a nice overhang, but I have not measured the entire quilt yet, as I will add a narrow border/binding.
      The Satin Stitch Outline is one tricky cookie! Thank you for trying. I hope to select nicer stitches in future for Sunday Stitch School.

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  10. After reading your experience with this stitch, I'm glad I didn't give it a try. And your quilt is looking great!

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    1. Oh, I am sorry if I have discouraged you. DO give it a try, it is worth it, and YOU will have no problems with it, I am sure.

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  11. Look at that paper quilt! I had to laugh! I have used those same pinsette to get those paper corners off... otherwise I have a bunch of sore fingers!

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    1. Now that I am removing the paper the stiff quilt is becoming very limp, a true flimsy! There is scrap paper ALL OVER the house!

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  12. Trinity Green looks amazing! There is such a dedication of time in this quilt.

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