Monday, March 30, 2009

Old WIPs Revisited...

Well, you all know how it goes... I "built" this quilt oh,I don't know
how long ago... let's say 3 years. I truely love it... it started with
my Love Affair with WOOL... and a pattern in a BH&G Patchwork magazine... (I'll have to find it for the info) this gal designed it inspired by the Amish and their use of color. She did it with hand dyed cottons... I dreamed of a wool quilt and had gathered beautiful hand dyed wool fat 8ths... I purchased some black flannel wool on the internet and felted... it is soft and lovely... and so it began...
I put it all together (top) layered it with batting and backing The original quilt design did not have the flowers around the border... I added that later... I "designed" the flowers myself... and then I attempted to hand quilt it...
hmmm the story ends there for the last say 2 years 10 months
it has set in my closet... While emailing Imi (one of my new online
friends from Holland, ) and discussing wool I mentioned my
quilt... which prompted me to get it out of the closet on Saturday
and pull my stitches of hand quilting. I have detrimined
that if I wait for me... (as I have discovered that I am not a
hand quilter) my quilt will remain forever in the closet...
and it ohhhh so wants out!!! (lol)
I have a local gal here in town who will quilt it for me...
so today it will make the journey to
the quilt store to meet up with her...

6 comments:

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  2. That is so beautiful, Good plan to get it finished

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  3. That is a beautiful quilt. I can imagine how god it feels to get it finished and I can imagine the warm and cozy nights underneath it.

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  4. :::::thunk::::: That is the sound of me falling off my chair. Oh. My. Gosh. That is SUCH a beautiful quilt! I've never heard of a quilt done in wool--it must be amazing in real life! And the applique--wow. I used to be an avid quilter and I won't embarrass myself by telling you how long I have been hand quilting a big quilt... let's just say I take it out every few years and put in a few stitches and then think about how much I prefer stitching Xs on linen rather than stitching on quilts. I have one quilt that somebody else quilted for me, she did a fabulous job, and it was worth every penny. I would love to get back into quilting eventually--and seeing that beautiful quilt top is really whetting my appetite for it! Beautiful work.

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  5. breath....I must breath...It's SO pretty no wonder it's been screaming to get out! Let those colors be heard! I can't wait to see it done.

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  6. Your wool quilt is stunning Kim

    I hope you can get it done even if by the local woman - it is marvelous and WOOL is even better - right!
    Melody

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