Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Wool Block Completed

Today I finished my work on Leslie's block for our Wool RR.  Actually, it's a DYB "do your block", where everyone stitches one complete block that's been pieced by its owner.

Leslie requested no beads or SRE because this will go into a utility crazy quilt she's making.  Stitching on wool with perle cotton or silk perle is a dream, so I had fun doing seams and adding a few motifs.  I wanted to include the three friendship rings instead of a spiderweb as a traditional motif to let Leslie know I consider her a special friend.  We've worked on so many things together that it seemed appropriate.

The tatted butterfly was received as a gift somewhere along the line (wish I remembered when and who, LOL).  The "Breckenridge" label was a bit of serendipity.  I do save clothing labels, and this one just jumped out at me since both Leslie and I planned and attended a Retreat for CQI last September in Breckenridge. The leaves are left over from my November autumn block that was published in the 2002 Quilting Arts Calendar.

Until next time,


  1. It is a beautiful block you made Cathy. Made with love and care and lovely thoughts. I know it is heaven to embroider on wool, I am making a wool quilt myself. It is my WISP!

  2. Gorgeous block, you have outdone yourself. I love all the thought that went into it. You made it so personal. This is so artistic!

  3. That is so beautiful! My mom was a quilter and I have an appreciation for them, just not the skills.

  4. It's beautiful Cathy. A lovely selection of colours, and what a change to see plain fabric. Your embroidery shows up so well, and it all looks so cosy.

  5. Gorgeous Cathy! It gives me a slight feeling of Autumn. I've never done a CQ in wool. I may have to give that a try.

  6. beautiful, thanks for the inspiration-as I am brand brand new at cq and I love wool so want to make a quilt in wool


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