100 Blocks Volume 5: Some-Bunny

I love love LOVE wool applique. If I had to go live on a desert island and had to pick 3 things to take with me, one of those things would be my drawer(s)(dresser)(closet) full of wool applique projects. A drawer would count as one thing, right? Of course, on a desert island one wouldn’t have much use for wool quilts, but that is TOTALLY beside the point, is it not?

For my block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 5 I decided to make a wool appliqued bunny block. Perhaps he needs a name?

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Some-Bunny by Paula Stoddard

My favorite way to do wool applique is using fusible web and appliqueing onto flannel. Many think that you have to applique wool on wool, but that’s not true. You can applique wool onto flannel and regular ol’ cotton fabric.

Have you tried it? Would you be interested in a blog post tutorial on wool applique?

My bunny block actually started out as a redwork embroidery block, which is another addiction of mine. (Perhaps the second thing I take to my island?)

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Redwork Bunny

I’m designing a bunny quilt for the next Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks issue, so if you like Some-Bunny, keep an eye out for it!

Giveaway: Leave a comment by 12 noon MST on Friday 5/4 telling me if you have ever tried wool applique for a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 5 and prizes from Troy and Northcott. Or if wool applique isn’t your thing, tell me what you’d take to YOUR desert island!

Congratulations Annie K! Your comment was randomly picked to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 5 and prizes from our sponsors Troy and Northcott. Thanks for all the comments!!

If you are collecting all of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks issues, but missed out on 100 Blocks, Volume 1, you’re in luck! We’re excited to offer all of the patterns from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 1 through My EQ Boutique! You can read more about it here.  P.S. Stay tuned for more info on Volume 2!


About Paula

I'm an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker in Golden, CO. I've been quilting for 18 years, including teaching, long arm quilting, designing, and stash building. I also love to read, run, stitch, play with my boston terrier and spend time with my family.
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226 Responses to 100 Blocks Volume 5: Some-Bunny

  1. Ineke says:

    This is a new concept for me, can’twait to try it, it’s cold down under so wool would be good.

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  3. Brinda Sexton says:

    I’ve been paying lots of attention to the wool projects and have even purchased small amounts of wool……the book would be great, just itching to get started.


    Love your rabbit. Would look at making this using fleece for softness.

  5. Melba says:

    Who won the magazine?, I don’t see the name :)

  6. Anne Colwell says:

    I just bought a wool applique kit. haven’t tried it yet!

  7. Debbie says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I love trying new things. I love this block!

  8. Betty says:

    I haven’t tried wool appliqué but I love the look.

  9. Autumn P. says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I do love applique. I plan on trying it though, and want to make a real mixed media (meaning fabric type) project some day.

  10. Simone says:

    I haven’t tried wool application, but I am sure that sweet bunny would look extraordinary in cotton too!

  11. I love how wool applique looks, but can’t stand how it feels on my skin!?!
    I would definitely take my hand embroidery supplies!

  12. Becky S says:

    I have never tried wool applique, but would be interested in learning more about it. Your bunny block is so cute.

  13. Sue P says:

    I have never tried wool applique, but have always liked the look of it. It looks like a great portable project. For the desert island, I would take a portable generator and my sewing machine so I can finish my UFOs.

  14. Kathy says:

    I am just learning how to do wool applique and I would love to see a tutorial. I can tell now that I will be looking for more wool applique projects, as you said its addictive. On my desert island I would take my unquilted quilt tops and quilting supplies. Then I would have the time to finally finish them. Lol.

  15. Lisa says:

    I’ve never tried wool applique, but it is on the “want to do list.” Your bunny block is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. LeAnne L says:

    I haven’t tried wool applique yet but I hear it’s really easy. Love the bunny.

  17. Nancysue says:

    Sooooo cute. I have not tried wool applique (yet). And big yes (with jazz hands) on wool applique tutorial! I’m there!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!

  18. Barb N says:

    Like some of the others, I’ve never tried wool applique, but I love your bunny! What would I take to a desert island? A hot air balloon so I could get the heck outta there and get back to my sewing machine!

  19. DebbieKL says:

    I haven’t tried sewing wool at all yet, but I just was given a bunch of beautiful wool I’m thinking of using for curtains!

  20. I love using wool in my blocks and I’ve been waiting all this hop to see one that used wool!! Wish there was a whole section in the next 100 blocks edition that included just wool blocks! Your bunny looks like a Lester :)

  21. Mary Lachman says:

    I like wool as well and have done appliqué but never wool on flannel. Something new to try. Thanks!

  22. QuiltSue says:

    I’ve never tried wool applique, but I would have to take some redwork embroidery to my desert island, and a wholecloth quilt to hand quilt, and several finished quilts to add bindings to, and, chocolate!

  23. Rachell R says:

    Bunnies are cute! I don’t do a lot of appliqué, so I’ve never tried wool appliqué. Appliqué is one of those hurdles I’m trying to challenge myself to in bits and pieces.
    And YES! I need vol 1 and 2 please !

  24. ellen says:

    Whenever ‘wool’ is mentioned, I think of penny rugs. How clever to wool the bunny.

  25. Sandra says:

    Very cute block. I have never tried wool applique. If I ever got the chance to get to a desert island I would take bring my hexies along.

  26. Kathy MacKie says:

    I have started on my first wool applique project and it is by Birdbrain Designs.

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