Nine days to Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

The countdown continues. It’s  just nine days until I board the plane to Portland for Quilt!Knit!Stitch! and my preparations are chugging right along.

I worked on the kits for my Starting Out with Wool Appliqué class on Saturday…   they took longer than I thought they would but they are done! One for each student and some spares.

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Each little box has five, 5″ square, pieces of hand dyed wool in one color family and another six, 2″ squares, in a contrasting color. Then there’s two, 5″square, cuts of quilting cotton suitable for layering and a card of delicious South African hand dyed threads. I’ll be adding my favorite Tulip Company chenille needle and a milliners needle in class, along with wool threads for stitching the pieces down and several hand outs.

On Sunday I made some sample designs to inspire…

I started out with a simple design made from squares and rectangles.

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This next one is all circles. I think I’ll add some beads today?

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And this one combines cotton and wool to make a very pretty piece.

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I’m thinking they could be made into pin cushions or a needle case cover.

It’s a three hour class and I want everyone to leave with the basics of wool appliqué, and a little bit more. It’s going to be a great time…

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