The perfect season for sewing.
|Yarra River Warrandyte|
To meet that rendevous I just had to finish the label and binding for my AWS. I also had to make a hanging sleeve for the first time.
I asked Katrina her advice on binding and she recommended finding colours in the border and I found this stripe. I was initially worried that this fabric may have been too bright but I think it looks great. Thanks Katrina!
Who would have known that I also have matching AWS socks :)
It's always handy to make some mistakes in your quilt as these can then end up in your label. For some reason I made way too many HSTs for this block...
...which then ended up as a very nice label.
I have finished my Gossip in the Garden top (yay!) I did end up swapping one of the grey background Dresden's, I think it looks more balanaced now (and how Lenore had planned it).
You can all stop looking now as I found the border fabric in my sewing room, so no excuses to get this finished...
...well except we all know that when one (or almost two) quilts finish we must start new ones - despite a few WIPs lurking in the wardrobe.
I've wanted to try working in wool for ages and I bought Words to Live By by Primitive Gatherings back in March 2013. After being inspired by Karen at Moose Bay Muses with her woolly posts over the months I didn't want to wait another year for next Winter so I've started.
|Words to Live By - Charity|
The applique pieces are then finger pressed in place onto the background fabric. I use glue so that I can turn the whole block over without all the pieces falling off - so that I can press on the wrong side of the block to seal the Vleisofix (once again no steam). Doing it this way means you're not ironing on top of the wool so it won't scorch. You could probably use something more tacky than Vleisofix, then you wouldn't need glue.
I'm lucky to have a great buttonhole stitch on my Husqvarna. I've taken this photo so that I won't forget the settings :)
I like to have the stitches relatively close together to prevent the wool from fraying. There are some lovely wool threads available but I'm just using good old Gutermann cotton.
Next block is Passion.
I'm really happy with how these blocks are turning out and it's just so delicious working with wool in Winter.
If you are in Melbourne you might want to brave the cold and see my Antique Wedding Sampler and Judy's linen and Liberty 'Bunny Love' quilt that are on display at Jeff's Shed. Judy and I will be volunteering on the Applique Guild of Australia's table and the G'nT Sisters will be visiting on Saturday. I will also be wandering around tomorrow (Friday) please say 'hi' if you see us.