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?
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?)
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!
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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!