October 30, 2014
Wool applique and embroidery
Sue Spargo... I do like to add embroidery to applique in general, and on wool applique in particular. The many textures enrich the design. The wool I used for the leaves is my favorite because it is very thick (felted from some clothing). I back stitched around each leaf but, due to its thickness, the stitches look different: I love it! Wool applique is really fun, and I am quilting another wall hanging showcasing it. I am hoping to have it ready by tomorrow or Monday.
My design is actually an ode to my first cat, Jamie, who lived to be 18 years old. As I write this, my other cat, Sapphire, has just reached over the computer mouse and scratched me! (&#$@!!!). I ain't putting her on a quilt any time soon...
at 11:55 AM