Friday, October 23, 2015

Wool Applique

I've been following Rebekah Smith for a little while and love her wool applique. This book was published recently and try as I might to win one on a blog hop, sadly I never did.

But happily I purchased it anyway! I don't purchase a lot of new books because, really, there isn't a lot new in quilting. I wanted a simple, small piece of handwork to take on my trip to Bolivia so I chose one from this book.
 It has a bit of embroidery too, which I love. 
Darn thing flipped on me. I've got a few stitches in it. As you can see my favorite method of holding the pieces to the background is staples. Works like a charm for me.  I really, really like this piece. Rebekah is a very talented designer.

Here's my instagram feed for the week. If wi-fi is fairly reliable in Bolivia I'll be posting photos on Instagram next week. Hopefully I'll get a few on my Humble Quilts facebook page. It's hard to know.

We've got 42 Country Roads links! Be sure to visit the links and leave comments for one another!!

I'll be thinking of you all as I pass out dresses!! XOXO

19 comments:

  1. Safe travels. I like Rebekah Smith designs, too...elegant folk art.

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  2. I love your stapling method. Wool is so forgiving. Looks like you have quite a bit done already and it is lovely. Have a great trip.

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  3. 42!! That's wonderful! I love the wool appliqué book - the designs are gorgeous and don't look too difficult! Have a wonderful trip. Can't wait to see your pictures when you get back - on facebook!

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  4. Stapling, would have never thought of that! Looks like a fun project, I'll need to check out her book. Safe travels.

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  5. Staples! What a brilliant idea! I love this.

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  6. I don't have the book but find it a tempting one. I have seen bloggers working on her designs and like the folk art look to them.

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  7. Lovely stitching Lori, enjoy your travels! I enjoy your Instagram feed. Can't wait to see the finished piece when you return. Safe travels.

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  8. That is an intriguing looking book. I like the project you have chosen--and I have tried your stapling method before. : )
    Safe travels, Lori. We will be with you in spirit!

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  9. Very pretty Lori and tempting...
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  10. Have a safe trip Lori ! We will think about you in spirit.....
    Hugs !

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  11. What a lovely design! It will be beautiful with all of your added embroidery. Have a safe trip - be a blessing and be blessed :0)

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  12. Looks like the block is almost done, before you even get on the plane! Hopefully you've got another block ready! Beautiful!!
    Have a great trip; travel safely!

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  13. It's a wonderful book. Your design is lovely--you have incorporated so many wonderful elements and color

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  14. I've heard of others who use staples to hold their wool applique pieces while they stitch, but I have never been able to figure out how they are removed without damaging anything. Can you fill me in?

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  15. Really, really pretty project! You've got a good start already! Have a wonderful trip!

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  16. Lori, you wouldn't believe it, i also love wool applique and guess what arrived in the mail this week?? Rebekah's new book, and i love it!! The project you're working on is ao lovely, i love those bright colours against the grey!
    Safe trip to Bolivia, i'm sure you'll be made welcome by the local people :)) cheers... Marian

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  17. LOVE this book! Your woolen piece is looking fabulous!

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  18. As I'm not a frequent wool stitcher, I've never heard of using staples. Interesting Idea. I'll have to try it the next time I pull out a wool project. The cover project on the book is tempting enough to want to check it out.
    Safe travels, and enjoy every moment, as we know you will.

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  19. Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. Inspiring so many of your followers to make hundreds of dresses is no small feat, and seeing the joy on those little girls' faces is going to be a fitting reward. You go, girl!!

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