Saturday, September 18, 2010

wool applique

Oh My It's almost fall! I love this season of crisp days, sure wish they would arrive in KY!

I've been busy with my wool applique projects.

I have 15 blocks done for Elegant garden and 2 done for Folk Art album.

Also working on a crazy patch round robin with my local group, not prim but fun just the same.

Friday, August 13, 2010

elegant garden

I started elegant garden several weeks ago, the pattern is by Laundry basket quilts, 25 9" blocks in all. I decided to do them on heavy flannel with wool applique, I added embroidery to add a bit of spice and love how they are evolving

Sunday, August 8, 2010

autumn crazy patch

Finshed my Autum crazy patch! Love how it turned out, now to start a sewing theme.

Worked the last several days at our quilt extravaganza what fun, we had the Quilts of Valor and the KY census quilt as well as many quilts from our local quilters. This takes place all over town this is the 5th year and it just keeps getting bigger and better.

Monday, August 2, 2010

fall wool crazy

the Fall wool crazy is taking shape, I have a bit more to add and then some seams to add stitches. I love fall and am running out of room to add all the things I love. I want to add leaves to my tree and a rake, have so many memories of raking leaves before going to the football games.

I also framed my Lori Smith "fit to frame" love how it came out. Now to finish my Summer Gatherings daisy wool picture. Also need to clean up my sewing room it is a huge mess!

Friday, July 30, 2010

My Goodies from Knoxville

Several weeks ago I went to the Knoxville Quilt show and I found some great wool and a few books. I also bought Fons and Porters new glue stick pen, very cool can't wait to try it.

I also bought several bed springs fo some make do's.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

fall themed crazy wool

Yesterday I started my fall themed crazy wool. I wanted to do a round one and wanted it to be only about 18". I drew a circle on freezer paper and then made lines to design the patches, this was a bit more formally than I did with my first wool. I then made a second copy of my pattern on freezer paper and used the first copy to cut apart and iron onto the wool, leaving a fat 1/4" around the entire piece when I cut it out, this way I could decide which piece I would lay on top or underneath, and I also would not waste my lovely wool.
As I cut out the pieces I then placed them on my original pattern which I had placed a piece of fusible fleece underneath, the fusible side was placed down and the wool pieces were placed on top, then I basted the pieces together. This way I can fuse the backing to the underside backing of the mat when I am done.
I think my theme is more fall and autumn rather than just halloween, I love fall and all it's flaming glory of colors.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

wool crazy

I finished my wool crazy summer! I love how it came out, I want to start another for fall, I do love the round ones I have seen, so that is the next one I will try.

I also started a quilt on flannel with wool applique using Laundry basket quilt pattern Elegant Garden, I have one block done and have 4 more prepped, so will make a great carry along project. The green wool is some I dyed and pictures are brighter than it really is. I want to try more wool dyeing with Wilton's food coloring.

Little Brown Bird

Little Brown Bird