Saturday, February 20, 2010

First for Nat from Australia

Woo hoo! My first block was born! I'm so excited to finally put together my first Woo Crazy block. I love how it looks so far even though I don't have as many colors as I would like. My block is only 22" square because my foundation fabric was only 22" wide. My quilt is going to be smaller than the one in the book. I am happy with that.

I think this block is going to be a garden block with flowers, birds, and yes, hearts. I have to have hearts in all the blocks. I love hearts and maybe star or two.

I only managed to embellish one bit of it so far. I just love working with wool. I love the feel of the wool and I can be free stitching the motives down without too much accuracy.

A close-up of the stitching. I used my hand-dyed pearl threads for embroidery. The instruction called for fusible web applique, but I found that wool being quite thick it didn't work very well, so I will not used fusible web again. I am going to just use small pins to keep the pieces down while stitching.

Enjoy and I hope to see you on my blog



Pat said...

A great start. Your work is lovely.

Kelli said...

Your colors are lovely and I think that your first block is on a roll! Great applique - can't wait to see it as it progress! Good job!

Kathleen said...

Looks great so far!! Did you machine sew your crazy block sections? It looks so neat. If you did are you having trouble going thru an extra layer of wool when doing the decorative stitches around the edges? Just wondering since I haven't started yet. I haven't decided which method to use.