September 25, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Wool Applique

I attended a wool applique workshop on Saturday, which was a lot of fun. I had never worked with wool before and found it to be wonderfully soft.

It was great to spend a good chunk of the day with fellow stitchers and just quietly hand stitch away.

The pattern came from this book by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, which has several other patterns I'd like to make, including the beautiful cover quilt. Just add them to the never-ending list!

The class sample was stitched into a pillow, but we're really not a throw pillow sort of family. It would end up thrown on the floor rather than decoratively placed on the furniture. In the book it is framed, as in picture frame, and I think that's what I'm going to do with mine. So now the hunt is on for a suitable frame.



I even won a book at the workshop!  This one is edited by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch. Again, there are a couple of projects to add to my someday list. I don't understand how people can ever be bored...there are always quilts I can be working on when I have a spare moment.            

I've registered for Quilting Gallery's  Fall Mug Rug Swap. This is my first ever swap and I can't wait to find out who my swap partner will be. There are over 20 countries represented in the swap, so my little mug rugs could be traveling far from home.


  1. This is so pretty! I am always attracted to wool / felted wool projects when I see them. Having two dogs I couldn't do a pillow and having a cat I couldn't do a table runner but I want to do something, that I know! :)

  2. I've never worked with wool, and I have very little experience with applique, but it's definitely on my to-do list. Your work is so lovely! And I'm with you--that cover quilt on the Urban Country Quilts book is stunning! :)

  3. Very pretty. I haven't worked with wool, either, but lately I've seen the most gorgeous things done in it. I wish it weren't so expensive. Although, that's very helpful to me as I keep wanting to try it since it's new, but I have way too many UFOs and NETYs to work through for more new stuff to get bought! ;D

  4. Well done winning a book. I love the woollen applique. A whole quilt of it would look stunning.

  5. I love a good hand-stitching project and your's is beautiful! Hung in a frame, rather than being made into a pillow would be much safer at my house too.

  6. what a cute project! I've never worked with wool before!

    Thank you so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. Your project has style and that book is still one of my fav, including cover

  8. Leanne your wool flowers are very pretty! You did a great job for a first ever project. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love the wool flowers Leanne!!


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