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.