Monday, October 20, 2008

Wonderful Wool and Cottages too

This was my first attempt at working with wool. It's a familiar pattern that I changed just slightly and made it for my sister in law. In fact every time I see it at her house, I secretly want it back. Is that bad?
For the frame I bought some molding from Home Depot and stained it. Wool was so wonderful to work with, it's like butter to sew through, and now that I'm better at doing the buttonhole stitch, I would love to make another piece. My only hesitation is that I would have to start purchasing all different colors and varieties of wool to add to my already overcrowded closet full of quilting fabric. Maybe I can hide it somewhere else!

I've been working all afternoon on my Christmas cottage blocks for the exchange. Here's one of the 11 I'll be sending in the mail in the next day or two.


Anonymous said...

I love your wool project! Very pretty. I can't believe you gave it away. Maybe you can sneak in and grab it one night when everyone is sleeping. If they see it hanging on your wall when they visit, you can just say "Oh that? I have no idea how that got there!"


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The stained glass look is so cute in the cottages. Love them.

Carrie P. said...

Dear Kathi,
I got my cottages the other day and I just wanted to thank you for the one that made. It was a fun exchange. Love your snippet quilt. Thanks again.
Carrie P.