Wednesday, 9 August 2017

WIPW - 12/37

It is HOT in Tokyo and progress can only be made at night.

Trinity Green
I have now managed to snail stitch (no pun intended) 12 out of 37 strips of the green sashing on this quilt.

27 comments:

Rachel said...

It is a charming pattern. Wishing a little coolness your way!

Rachel said...

It is a charming pattern. Wishing a little coolness your way!

Pamela said...

I heard on NHK World news that the temperature outside in Tokyo was the same as body temperature! (98.6 in Fahrenheit). I think it is above 90 F here, but maybe a few degrees cooler than Tokyo. Your sashing stitching looks great.

Julie Fukuda said...

Way to go! Getting anything done in this heat is a WIN!

Anneliese said...

What a lovely idea - the stripes and the beautiful quilting. I will have to remember this - I like it!

Queeniepatch said...

I'm using a walking foot for the sewing machine and one of the machine's fancy stitches.

Queeniepatch said...

It was exhausting today!

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, it is like running a temperature, without the runny nose, sore throat etc. Too hot to do anything.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. It is simply too hot, and way too humid!

Lyn Warner said...

The snail trail is lovely! I would have guessed that you were doing free machine quilting. I can't picture how the walking foot does the sideways movement, but then my machine is pretty old. Can't wait to see the whole quilt.

Queeniepatch said...

The walking foot does struggle - the quilt is heavy, but the walking foot can walk both forward and backward.
You will have to wait for the completed quilt, far too hot to work at the moment.

margaret said...

snail stitch works so well on the sashings. Wow that is a stitch on your machine I am looking a new machines tomorrow at FOQ will be checking to see if they have a stitch like that.
Please can we have some of your hot weather, been miserable here wet and cool

Queeniepatch said...

Belive me, you don't want any of our weather!
Yes, my Elna has that stitch, and I am sure you will find similar stitches on most modern machines today. Try out some machines at the show and enjoy all the quilts.

Séverine said...

Your stitch is beautiful, I have to try this stitch with my sewing machine. I don't know if it's work.

Queeniepatch said...

If you have it, do give it a try. It is quite simple but stylish.

Linda Calverley said...

Looking lovely. I've never tried a fancy stitch with the walking foot.

Janie said...

Great idea. It's the perfect stitch for the job.
We're having hot weather too, it does sap energy.
It's too hot to cook anything, ice cream sundaes for dinner tonight!

crazyQstitcher said...

I can't imagine how nasty it must feel in Japan at the moment. I;m surprised you managed any sewing at all.
The sashing looks great and compliments the triangles. Like everyone watching the growth, I'm waiting to see the completed quilt.

carorose said...

Your quilting is looking great. It is always stressful trying to get the pattern even and that must be more so in the heat. I tend to put the quilting away in the hot months even when I have air-conditioning. (I can feel that heat coming my way.)

Annet said...

You go full speed!

Queeniepatch said...

Some of the more complex stitches might be a challenge for the walking foot, but the stitch I piece teams up with the walking foot.

Queeniepatch said...

Ice cream for dinner? What would my Mother say if she saw me (in adulthood) serve up such a supper?

Queeniepatch said...

Sorry for answering late. Almost a week has passed and I need to put in some more stitching for the WIPW report tomorrow!

Queeniepatch said...

Quilts belong to winter, both using them and working on them! I want to have this quilt finished soon, though and will struggle on in the heat and humidity.

Queeniepatch said...

I wish I could! I go at a quarter speed!

FlashinScissors said...

Your quilt is looking beautiful! The snail pattern was a great choice, and sets the triangles off perfectly!
You are doing so well in such heat, well done!
Barbara x

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. Yes I like the soft quilting patterns against the sharp triangles.