Wednesday, 13 September 2017

WIPW - Trinity Green Finished

Work In Progress Wednesday can finally report on a FINISH:

The

Trinity Green

quilt of small green triangles is completed.

This project started in the middle of April last year, so has taken one year and five months.

The point with this quilt was to use up all my green stash, but I also got a lot of extra pieces from friends near and far. THANK YOU!



In total 9.234 small triangles were cut and pieced on paper strips. These were joined together into long 'snakes',


then sandwiched with long strips of green 'pasta'.

Once the whole quilt flimsy was assembled, the paper backing had to be ripped off.

The quilt was then sandwiched and basted, and quilted in the ditch

With the aid of a walking foot and one of the fancy stitches of the sewing machine, the 'pasta' sashing was quilted with 'snails' or 'waves'. In spite of that 'aid' the snails slid hither and dither, and the waves ruled the sea. What I want to say is that the quilting was hard work!

Finally I put on a binding and quilted it with the same stitch.
I took the easy way out and did not mitre the corners, but I did put on a hanging sleeve.

Here Trinity Green is hanging by the daybed.

On the bed it has a nice overhang.


The variety of green hues changes with the light of the day. Overcast skies in the afternoon in the pictures above and

with hazy evening sun in the picture below.


A clever graphic designer once commented on Trinity Green: 'the finished thing is bound to be stunning-like emeralds scattered on a bed! '

That was just what I saw in the morning sunlight on this wonderful Wednesday, when I can finally say, 
Trinity Green is Finished.
To all my friends and followers, Thank You. I am so grateful for your support and encouragement during these 17months.






40 comments:

margaret said...

Trinity green is a masterpiece, Queenie it looks amazing and fabulous both o the bed and as a hanging. Have so enjoyed watching this progress and love this quilt. Wonder what your next project will be

Lyn Warner said...

Congratulations! It's too beautiful and looks wonderful on the bed and hanging above it too. Thanks for the interesting journey.

Rachel said...

Rejoicings Galore! Well done! And as the appearance changes with the light, it will always look fresh!

Pamela said...

This is stunning! Well done!

Jo said...

That is amazing. It looks fantastic and is a great size

Shami Immanuel said...

Superb superb superb. Truly its a masterpiece. U sticked to one quilt project and its finished. Hats off queenie.

jacaranda said...

Absolutely brilliant, a stunning piece of work, now what is on the agenda for your next project?

Chitra Gangadharan said...

Amazingly beautiful project. All the green is so pleasing for the eyes. Fantastic work! I am very happy to see the project growing during this time. Congrats!

Janie said...

Yes, congratulations Queenie. Great photos.
The colors are of sky and ocean. Beautiful.

Séverine said...

Congratulations, your trinity green is wonderful.

Linda Calverley said...

Fantastic! It looks wonderful. I didn't realise that it took 17 months, it seemed much quicker.

yarngoddess@hotmail.com said...

Huuuugggge! It is gigantic! What a project... so happy to see it finished and settled so perfectly in its place. On the wall is fine but on the bed, it is luxury.
Diane

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh, Queenie, it is just beautiful on wall or on bed. I know just how you feel. Today I climbed up to the loft and took the sheets and pillowcases off to be washed, made up the bed fresh and spread on the + and x quilt I had worked on for so long. not likely many will see it up there but it makes me happy.

carorose said...

This quilt has a real personality.
It first appeared as glimpses during the construction process. Was that a bit of wilfulness it flashed?
Then as it grew it started to show it's true colours. It could be a bit difficult.
Now that it is finished it glows like the leaves in the forest at times and flashes like sun on the water. What a big personality you have let out of the box! Congratulations

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Margaret. I really appreciate all your support and kind comments.
The first thing I did was to give Elna (my sewing machine) a long holiday, and she retired right away into the cupboard!
My next project will be to pull something else out of the cupboard!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for joining me on the journey. I am pleased with the 'goal'.

Queeniepatch said...

Rachel, you always give me sound advice and support. Thank you.
You are right, this quilt really changes with the light so it will always look interesting.

Queeniepatch said...

You are a constant source of support and encouragement, and I feel I need to keep up with your energetic steps.
Luckily I don't have as many UFOs as you do!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Jo. As I wanted a good overhang it had to be a large quilt. Many times during the project I regretted my decision, but once it was completed, I am glad I stuck to it.

Queeniepatch said...

Shami, you know what it is like to work in the heat, and I always admire you for juggling so many things and still producing such lovely crochet, cross stitch and large pieces.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks, Jenni. Brilliant, well, it is shiny with the various greens and a bit of gold.
Next up will be to do some of the TAST stitches I have not had time to do.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Chitra. No one is as fast and productive as you are, always working on unique designs. I wish I could complete tasks at your speed!
You are right, the green is pleasing for the eyes, but in certain light the 'pasta' strips overpower the green triangles with their hue of turquoise and purple.

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, the colours of the sky and ocean, and the forest - and the mildew of a humid Tokyo!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Séverine. This quilt has a sharp look, and I now long to do something beautiful floral, your style.

Queeniepatch said...

Well, Linda, they say that time flies, and sometimes I felt that Wednesdays and WIPW came around too fast. I am glad I did not have a time schedule as life got in the way and the climate often put a damper on my progress.
Taking short breaks to visit your blog to see your fantastic art work has always been important.

Queeniepatch said...

Hi, Diane, yes, it is a large quilt, but I wanted it to more than cover the bed.
My feline family member thinks the bed is her luxury, so I might have to have the quilt on the wall most of the time!

Queeniepatch said...

Julie, you said it. Not many people will visit my home to see the quilt, but it will make ME (and the cat!!!!) happy. Autumn is soon here so we need to prepare warmer bedding than the gauze sheets of summer.

Queeniepatch said...

Dear Carolyn,
yes it has a lot of personality. Most of the fabric has some 'story', the pieces come from friends, recycled clothes, were bought overseas or have been begging me for a long to time be put into a quilt. Looking at the quilt I think I can recall something about almost every piece.

crazyQstitcher said...

Congratulations Queenie, A long and sometimes tedious effort was needed but You did it!! I too was surprised that it began 17 months ago- looking on is far different to creating, especially in the humid weather you had.
The result is truly fabulous. The bolster and cushions match perfectly. Lovely to see the quilt hanging as well as on the bed. I'm sure you gave Elna a pat on the back for doing her best with the bulky work and she'll be happy now to rest up.
No doubt those donated pieces will bring friends to mind over the years.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you Maureen,
I sat for a few minutes by the quilt this morning and looked at the pieces, there my old corduroy shirt, there a piece of batik from a friends's trip to Florida, there a lovely print from J's stash, there Å's handprinted fabric, there a piece of William Morris Golden Lily Minor bought in London some '100' years ago, there a piece from a traveling salesman's sample book, he traded his Swiss fabric in Africa and I think it is the most travelled fabric in the quilt Switzerland, Kenya, Sweden, Japan among other countries....
Elna is snoozing in the cupboard and does not want to come out for ANY reason!

Anneliese said...

Queenie this is absolutely stunning. It is so wonderful in the changing light. Absolutely great work which took a lot of patience to create it. You will always look at it with pride. I would only wish that many quilters could see it.

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, it took a long time, but I had the best support and encouragement from you all. Thank you, Anneliese.

Annet said...

Congrats on your finish. It's a very pretty quilt with many faces!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you.
Yes, many faces and many memories.

Elizabeth's quarters said...

Your quilt is utterly beautiful! Now that you've completed a marathon in sewing terms, perhaps it'll be a few short sprint like, or leisurely stroll type projects for a while? (Apologies for not commenting sooner but we've been away).

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you Elizabeth,
When you commented that the triangles would look like emeralds scattered on the bed, I knew that was the look I wanted.
While sewing, the triangles didn't look too jewel like ,but once the quilt was on the bed and the morning sun shone on it, it turned into a spectacular sight.
Thank you for your encouragement and support. I am ever so grateful!

Anna van Schurman said...

Brava! This quilt is gorgeous.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you! Actually I like it better and better the more I see it!

Tanya said...

Amazing!!!! Just absolutely amazing! I think that is really good time for such a detailed quilt. Well done!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you.
It not only took 17 months but many hours per day during that time. How should we measure the time it takes to make a quilt? We really ought to measure the amount of hours we have put into the quilt, rather than months or years.