Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, September 14, 2015

More wool applique

I started another wool applique project, this one a quilt of birds designed by Sue Spargo. I bought the book, a selection of wool/acrylic Grenziana thread and some colorful felted wool fabric when I was in Sisters, OR, in July for the quilt festival.

Book of applique bird patterns.

The cutting and quiet hand stitching are very addictive, and only my screaming arthritic thumbs make me stop every once in awhile.

Freezer paper template.

Sue's technique is to stitch the wool applique shapes down with the wool thread and a tiny whip stitch. After everything is down nice and snug, then the fun of using decorative embroidery stitching begins. Here are a few of my blocks before starting on the embroidery. Note that the birdy legs and feet will be added with embroidery stitches.

 Have a colorful day


Living to work - working to live said...

That will make a cosy quilt.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

They are lovely, and I look forward to seeing your wonderful embroidery work on them!

Robbie said...

How adorable!!!! Nice workmanship too, Sherrie!!!