Monday, July 27, 2015

Wool in the summer, strange but true

i have been spending some time working with felted wool…several years ago i bought a kit or should i say kits from 
wild thymes pattern co.  there are 12 blocks in all and borders to make a wool quilt…
pattern for 1 of 12 blocks, they came kitted with pattern and felted wool

yes there is lots of hand work but wool is so warm and soft to work with…the comfort just draws one in

we have had a stunning summer so far…loving to sit on my deck (yes it does need refinishing but twice in 2 years is enough for me)(going to go with composite decking next summer)
and stitch in the shade listening to water gurgle in our pond..
 partly finished, still some work to be done

Monday, June 22, 2015

working on my new to me christmas quilt

well it is june already…before we know it summer will be over and it will be fall…did i just say that? so i started working on my christmas quilt…i just love this pattern

i choose softer fabrics rather then bright reds, pinks, and greens shown…i choose to go with soft aqua and grey…

i love the way in which the edges are sewn into orange peels, it gives the branches dimension…

each branch will be sewn in a curve to create sweeping branches…more to come…as this pattern sews up easy after the cutting phase…which is also pretty fast...