Friday, June 21, 2019

Wool Applique

Here is my wool applique hand project I brought to Ohio with me. 
The background I used is raw silk tobacco color. 

It is designed by Maggie Bonanomi. Staples work good for me to hold the pieces in place until I can stitch it down.
I tried a new to me trick. I put the book pattern in my copy machine, then put a 8 1/2"x11 piece of freezer  paper through the copy machine to get me pattern pieces ready. No tracing!

Then I pressed the pattern on the wool piece and cut out.

It's been awhile since I worked on wool. It's raining and gloomy here in Ashtabula, OH so its perfect for wool working!

I'm doing 2 guild lectures tomorrow:

NW PA Quilt Study Group
10AM $5.00 fee
Twelve Apostles Lutheran Church
358 Euclid Ave.
Saegertown, PA

Pieceful Pursuits Quilt Guild
Lakeside Evangelical Church
3203 N Hermitage Rd.
Transfer, PA 16154

Looking forward to meeting many of you!


  1. I have never heard of the was paper I'm really looking forward to seeing you and your quilts in Saegertown tomorrow!

  2. I love everything about this piece, especially the colors! Gorgeous!

  3. Did you mean freezer paper? It doesn't look like wax paper in the pictures.

  4. I actually have som letter sized freezer paper for my printer that I bought when I was doin a lot of appliqué. Good reminder. Have fun at your talks!

  5. Seriously gorgeous! Love the silk!

  6. have fun in PA! great that they are bringing you out this way. I love visiting guilds in pa - have fun

  7. What a sweet block. Love that blue flower! Have fun on your latest adventure.:)

  8. Lovely block. I have never gotten the hang of staples, they make such a mess and holes for me, during removal. I can see why they d be good during travel. I love h ow you use raw silk for your wool project grounds!

  9. Staples? Are they hard to get out without ripping the wool or fabric? It sounds great...if it works? Also, thank you for the tip about the freezer paper and printer! Your still life is beautiful. What thread/floss do you use for attaching your wool? I used to do wool applique and I want to get back to it as I have quite a few WIPs and I took a Sue Spargo class and have several of her books. Keep up the good work!

    1. Yes, staples work great. I only staple two layers together and work that way. The pointy end of my Diamond Deb nail file is great for pulling up the curled edges of the staple when done. I've used embroidery floss (two strands) for my attaching the wool applique to the next layer. If my project uses more layers, then the top layer is done first, then sewn to the next using the blanket stitch.

  10. What a good idea to put the freezer paper in the printer. Lovely pattern.

  11. A great looking wool piece. That is a slick trick with the freezer paper in the printer.

  12. Very pretty! Thanks for the tip!

  13. Great idea for the pattern ...saves all that tracing! :)

  14. Really cute little applique and GREAT idea to feed the freezer paper (remembering which side is up, of course!) into the printer to print the pieces out rather than tracing them.
    Have a great time. Say hi to Kat!!
    I'm sure all the quilters will just LOVE having you there!

  15. A great appliqué project, and very in tune with your heritage quilting things. I know the quilters will enjoy hearing all you have to tell them. A long way from home!

  16. Love the wool applique. Good trick about using the printer!


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