Wednesday, 19 July 2017

WIPW - Snake Guts

Work In Progress Wednesday. Time for a report:

It has been too hot to work during the daytime so I have let the midnight light burn while quilting

Trinity Green 
All the in-the-ditch quilting is done and I have something that looks like Snake Guts (intestine).
I am still pondering what to do with the 'tagliatelle' quilting. Free motion or Fancy Machine stitching?


NHK Partnership Quilt

I have completed the block for  NHK's Partnership Quilt project. As you may remember, the theme was Tree of Life.
It was hard to do on this small scale, 15cmx15cm, and I settled for round leaves and made one round Swedish flag.
Last day for a contribution is 31st July. Read more here.

22 comments:

  1. I have been thinking of the fast approaching deadline and what will fit in a small block. I like your block and the creative way you included the flag.

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    1. You have to hurry up! Don't forget to add a self addressed 62 yen postcard so you can get the reply from NHK.

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  2. It looks lovely, and a great way to include the flag.

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    1. Thank you. I don't like the small scale - I find it very limiting.

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  3. Very beautiful block. colours are lovely. Best wishes on your quilt.

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    1. Thank you. What are they, fruit or leaves?

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  4. I like your tree with multi coloured leaves

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    1. Sometimes I think they are not leaves but fairy lights on a bare tree in winter...

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  5. I like your tree, it's so fresh-coloured

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    1. Thank you. I felt no inspiration at all when I made this tree. Funny I have enjoyed making all the other blocks over the year. I think it is the small scale that was the problem....

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  6. teasing us not showing your snake! What a pretty block you have made so fiddly to do being so small but so very worth it it is a beauty and love how you have your Swedish flag on it

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    1. The snake is done and I have moved on to the tagliatelle. You will see a bit of the quilted pasta next Wednesday!

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  7. Fun design and great stitching.
    I'm sure you'll tame that snake, I think snake guts are poison so don't eat it!

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    1. If I remember my biology lessons snakes don't chew but swallow their prey whole, so there might be something unpleasant to see in the guts of snakes. However, my snake is on a wadding diet and only eats 3M's fluffy batting.
      More cooking: I have started on the tagliatelle, and the pasta is swirling!

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  8. Love your block and I can imagine your quilt as I am working on one as well. I was going to do ruler work designs (mainly straight line) but got carried away with free motion stars. There is ALWAYS more quilting than you thought, so be prepared.

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    1. You are right, there is MUCH more quilting than we think! I am getting fed up, but have started quilting the strips. I have followed your suggestion and use the walking foot and a fancy machine stitch, rather than true free motion quilting. More on Wednesday!

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  9. Good to see your snake and the finished partnership block. I am already looking forward to the dome trip together.

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    1. I think this yea'rs Partnership block was the hardest of the 15 years I have participated. Although I love Tree of Life, the scale is too fiddly for a mature tree. This was the only way I could manage 'leaves'.

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    2. Can hardly wait for the next viewing of the snake.
      Leaves or fruit? I'd say a bountiful tree with fruits of your labour. I also like your background fabric for the project. Fiddly, maybe, but well worth any bother.

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    3. The snake is choking on the pasta! The guts are in a worse tangle than before!
      Leaves or fruit, or TEMARI!!!

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  10. This is such a pretty tree of life. I like how you incorporated the flag this year.

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