Wednesday, 21 June 2017

WIPW - Ready to Make a Sandwich

Work in Progress Wednesday:

Greeting Card

I made another birthday card of a floral basket. Wool embroidery with a smattering of Perle.

 

Trinity Green

I went shopping to get wadding and quilting thread.
I pressed the quilt top.
I pressed the back.
I am ready to make a quilt sandwich and start basting the three layers together.

26 comments:

FlashinScissors said...

Sigh! What a gorgeous card! Love all those beautiful stitches!
Ooooh! Trinity is looking great! I guess it must be quite heavy by now?
I'm so excited for you!
Barbara x

Rachel said...

Goodness, that basting will be a long job! Little things like the basket of flowers will make a good change of pace..

Pamela said...

What a sweet card! The quilt top is gorgeous! You must be so please to be at this stage.

jacaranda said...

Beautiful embroidery. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt your green quilt.

Queeniepatch said...

Actually Barbara, with the weight of the paper backing removed the quilt top is now rather light!

Queeniepatch said...

Believe it or not, I finished the sandwich making and basting (sounds like a cooking blog) before midnight! If I had updated my blog it would have been another WIPW ticked off the list.
Now I am wondering when my back and knee aches will set in? 'Cooking' a bedside quilt on the floor is not comfortable!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, I think though that the flower basket is a bit crowded. It was a work done in haste.
Yes, I am pleased to have done the preparations, but I am even more pleased to have completed the sandwiching and basting!!!!

Queeniepatch said...

Hi Jenni,
Thank you. I will machine quilt the entire quilt, in the ditch and a bit of free motion quilting. This will be a totally new experience for me. Wish me luck!

margaret said...

a very pretty card Queenie, happy sandwiching! this is the part I hate most of making a quilt.

carorose said...

Wow, you have made a lot of progress. I usually use safety pins to hold my quilts together before quilting. Having to to hand stitch them just isn't my thing. This will lend itself to stitching in the ditch. Do you have a walking foot? I find that works the best for me.
Love the card.

Susan Hook said...

A lovely embroidered basket, with such a variety of stitches.

Queeniepatch said...

It is my least favorite part, too, but oh, so nice when it is done!

Queeniepatch said...

I have often used safety pins in the past, but fear they will be troublesome when I machine quilt this large quilt, hence thread basting by hand.
Yes, I have a walking foot and a free motion foot, too. I will have to practice before I start work on the quilt itself, though.

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, it is always fun to take out the TAST stitches (or SSS stitches) and use them for flowers and greenery.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

very beautiful embroidery on the card. Good to know you have completed the hard part on Trinity green quilt. best wishes on machine quilting!

Queeniepatch said...

I don't know if you ever find anything hard, but some of your repetitive embroidery on yokes might be tedious. So I think you understand how glad I am to have completed the basting.

Linda Calverley said...

Lovely card and I'm quite excited about you getting to the sandwich stage of your quilt.

crazyQstitcher said...

Love your basket of blooms. I'd say a generous basket, not over-crowded at all. It's good to see a group of individual stitches this way.
I wish you peace and stamina in basting the large quilt. You will be rewarded for your patience in the many months of work.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. I am SO glad I got over the hurdle of basting the quilt.

Queeniepatch said...

You have such a great ability to turn anything negative into positive - a generous basket, eh?
The quilt is basted, did it in one evening and I am SO glad to have it done.

Tanya said...

Yeah!!! Your Trinity Green Quilt is so beautifully VIBRANT!!! Good for you for getting all that paper off! now to the fun past!

Tanya said...

Fun PART!

Queeniepatch said...

Fun or frustrating? I have almost no experience of machine quilting so it will be scary at first anyway.

Queeniepatch said...

Let's hope so!

crazyQstitcher said...

Basted in only one evening??? Goodness, your fingers must fly. I'm pleased for you that, that part is over. I hope the machining goes without many, or indeed, any hic-cups.

Queeniepatch said...

The batting is very thin so the sandwich was not so bulky, but I was worried that my knees and back would suffer the strain the next day. However, I have not had any physical problems, apart from a slight stiffness.
Last night I practiced a bit of machine quilting and will start on Trinity Green tonight.