Wool Applique

Saturday at quilt guild we had a wonderful trunk show and talk on working with wool by Susan Ralyea of The B C Woolery. She did a great job explaining the different types of wool blends and what works best for applique.

wool applique

Susan taught a workshop after the regular guild meeting and I acutally finished my project today! This is one basket from the “Geranium Baskets” pattern by Primitive Gatherings. The original pattern is for a table mat or candle mat that has 8 of these delightful baskets in a circle with a scalloped edge. This was a great workshop because it taught the basics without being overwhelming. Now all I have to do is find a suitable frame for this cute little basket!

I will definitely look for Susan and B C Woolery at future quilt shows. Right now she is just vending at shows, but she will be set up eventually so that people will be able to come schedule an appointment to go to her home shop to purchase supplies.

Things that make me smile:

  • Hand stitching – I actually find hand work very soothing. It also takes away the guild of sitting and watching t.v.
  • Finishing a project less than a week from when I started it!
  • Cookies and milk

Let’s go spread some sunshine!

-Melanie

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