Wednesday, 23 August 2017

WIPW - Over Cooked? Over Heated?

Work In Progress Wednesday.

I've been 'cooking,' i.e. quilting, more pasta on

Trinity Green

but either the torchietti is getting over cooked, or the sewing machine is as over heated as I am.

The snails don't want to form the way I want them to, especially when they have to slide over a bumpy seam.
Even the camera is struggling to stay in focus in the heat!

Although the snails are uneven and ugly, I will keep them as they are, to remember the heat of the summer of 2017.

Anyway, I have quilted five more strips of the sashing. 22/37 means there are 15 more to go! Cooler weather  soon, please!

19 comments:

  1. this is progressing may I say at a snails pace. You are well over half way maybe when you have done them all the weather will cool down

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  2. I think it looks fine. Not all snails are alike. Autumn is coming.

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    1. Thank you for your comforting words!

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  3. I can imagine you are all struggling with quilting in the heat...

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    1. I know I would be struggling with the quilting in winter, too, but at least now I can put the blame on the poor result on the heat and humidity.

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  4. Don't worry about the wonky snail trails, they add to the originality of the quilt

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    1. I feel comforted by your words, Susan.

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    2. Given the weather you described lately, is it any wonder a snail stumbled, trying to catch his breath. He picked up though and looks good again. You are brilliant to keep going.
      Wishing you cooler weather.

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  5. I agree with Susan. The wonky snails give it character. Definitely a great reminder of the 2017 heat. I do hope it cools down for you soon!

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    1. If I continue to quilt while it is hot I can put the blame on any more wonky snails on the hot weather! Smart thinking, eh?

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  6. I agree, 'don't worry', your quilt is being made by a person. Let that show, that's where the beauty of reality comes in. The heat, the summer, the frustration, the steady work are all being recorded in your quilt. That's what quilts (art) are all about.
    People who want to fault find are just out to ruin the party, they find fault every where they look.

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    1. You are so right; there are people who were born to find faults with others. I like the idea that the quilt records the year and 4 month it has taken to come this far.
      Thank you for always encouraging me!

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  7. You are brave to quilt in the heat. Me, I'm a coward,. That is why I have so many partly quilted quilts.

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    1. If I were an experienced quilter I would have shelved the quilt until the cooler autumn and then started the quilting. As it is, the result will reflect the whole journey it has taken to make the quilt.
      I think you are one ot the bravest persons I have ever 'met'.

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  8. I like the wonky snail trail even though it doesn't look wonky at all. My snails are very different in shape and size, your snails have character. Please send some warmth down under.

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    1. They have character all right! Well, as long as they don't leave a slimy trail on the quilt!

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  9. You are doing what, for me, would have been the impossible ... And by hand even very difficult through all those seam allowances. (not to mention those slimy trails ... not by the snails but the sweat dripping down.

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    1. It would have been almost impossible to quilt this by hand. You would have had to stab stitch the whole thing, which would take YEARS! No way!
      I am trying to protect the quilt from my sweat by covering the not-to-quilted area with a sheet, wearing 'gunte' gloves with rubber palms and having an electric fan nearby.

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