July 29, 2015

Wool Applique quilt

Oh... the mornings are starting to get chilly again, reminding me that Autumn is not too far away. Is it time to work with wool again? In my studio, it is always time for wool applique! This is my latest wall hanging called Gardener's Delight. Here are some specs for you:

Applique: wool (hand dyed, recycled wool clothes)
Dimensions: 17" x 19.5"
Machine quilted with dark monofilament
Embroidered with DMC floss
Batting: Warm and Natural

I love the recycled wool I used for the basket, don't you? It was a skirt in its previous life. Great texture... The white trim on the basket and flowers below is from a sweater.

The quilting is very simple and so is the embroidery, making it a fast project. And relaxing. Working with wool is always fun, particularly when you applique' it against a cotton background as the work is not as stiff, in my humble opinion. I really like the quilted butterfly...

I am thinking I should have hand quilted this wall hanging. I may rip the quilted lines and redo them by hand using a dark thread, adding more quilting so the background will look better. It will not take long - a perfect project for when the family is watching something that I am really not interested in,but want to keep them company.

Gardener's Delight will be turned into a pattern soon, joining the other projects on my To Do list for school vacation. In the meantime, I am linking to Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict...

Enjoy your day,


  1. Gardener's Delight is absolutely a delight! I have not worked much with wool BUT your mention of that beautiful wool that you used for the pot made me think. . . I have several wool skirts in my closet. . . they'll never be worn again. . . I think it might be time for that wool to see the light of day again! :) Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Very nicely done - looks amazing!

  3. lovely quilt, i love the texture of the wool.


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