Jul 22 2014

Wool Applique

One of my goals this year was to try wool applique and this cute little kit from Primitive Gatherings seemed like a good beginner project.

072014   (768x1024)Four little wool flowers stitched to a cotton background next to bowtie blocks.  I used two strands of DMC floss for the wool stitching, although for the next project I think I will try one strand.

072014B  (761x1024)As you can see in the photo, I am using applique pins to hold the pieces in place.  I stitched a sample wool flower using fusible web, but I didn’t like the feel of the needle going through the web.  It is so smooth just stitching through the wool which I like better.

Of course I laid the bowtie blocks out in a different pattern.

072014A  (985x1024)The finished wallhanging will be 27″ x 28″.  I enjoyed the hand stitching and  can see some more wool applique projects in my future.  But once this top is together I need to get back to my hexies.


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