Sunday, March 22, 2009

Folk Art Wool Applique

In celebration of National Quilting Day I ventured into the big city to visit my favorite quilt shop, Quilts Plus, in search of woolens. I love their color selection and knew it would be the perfect place to find the pieces I would need for this pattern I picked up a few years ago but haven't started yet. Time just flies by anymore doesn't it?

While I was there I noticed their wool Block of the Month for this year and stuffed the blocks and pattern in my shopping bag in nanoseconds. It's GORGEOUS! I had to have it. The pattern is Fit to Frame: Pattern Six by Lori Smith. The finished piece will measure only 18" x 24".

I came straight home and started cutting out the pieces. I already have the first three blocks all cut and basted and ready for stitching. I can tell I'm going to love this when I'm done.

So that got me to thinking, I should check out her website to see if she might have any other must haves... *GASP*! Be still my heart. I'm going to need an intervention.


Unknown said...

I'm jealous! I love Quilts Plus and just about everything they sell. I haven't been there since July so this is new to me. Are you going to do the button hole stitch on top of the wool? Will you need to "needle turn" your appliques? I could sure use some lessons on doing applique.

That project is awesome. Keep us posted.

Jayne said...

The colors in those blocks are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished project. I so envy you your ability to do that; it's something I just don't have the talent for.

Carol said...

Awesome. Can't wait to see it completed. I have never worked in wool on quilts before but that sure makes me want to try it.

Sharon said...

Ooooo, that is SO gorgeous! I'm drooling! I think I agree that that one is a must-have! It's even a size I could handle doing. Thanks for the link to her website...I see some shopping in my future!
Your wools are just yummy - love those plaids! Please keep us posted on your progress - I can't wait to see how this one turns out.

Megan :) said...

Wow mom that looks GREAT! I love it!

Christine said...

Yes Milah, I'll do a blanket stitch around the edge. No need to needle turn.