Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The First WOOLIE WEDNESDAY***A wool crazy quilt!
For the first woolie Wednesday project, I am showing you a project that I have been working on for quite a long time~and I still am not finished! It's one of those ongoing projects that you have laying around and work on from time...does anyone have one of those?! So, someday when it is finished I will show you the complete quilt, but for now I will show you what I have done so far....
Let me give you some specifics regarding the quilt. I have 81 blocks total, 9 blocks high and 9 blocks across. The quilt so far measures about 85 inches square, but will be putting atleast a 3" - 4" border around the blocks and then the backing will be a large piece of wool. So, this quilt will be WARM! It's already like an x-ray blanket!! :)
I cut out all the pieces by hand, using a cardboard template, then I sewed all the pieces together with the sewing machine, then I attached the blocks together in rows, also with the sewing machine. Now comes the part that is taking its longest....crazy quilting by hand on EACH SEAM!
As you see in the pictures I skip around, so there aren't too many blocks completely stitched all around yet, but I am getting there. :) I must admit, I will be very excited when it is done, but it really does take up time, and that is one thing that I have more of right now...last year, nope, not so much....
Now, some of these pictures make this quilt look a lot brighter than it really is....I had to lay out this beast on the floor, so getting good pictures was kind of hard...it is an assortment of different colors of wool that I had gotten years ago. Now, with a much larger assortment of colors of wool I could really do another big one, but this will be just fine (when it is finished)! ;) It is very warm, very primitive and I have a very great friend, Amy, who showed me hers and gave me the great idea of doing this...maybe I can get a finished picture of hers to show you next week on WOOLIE WEDNESDAY!
So, I hope you enjoyed this first woolie wednesday post, and again if you have any great ideas or projects that you would like to share, I would be happy to post it for you, highlighting your idea and blog (if you have one).
Posted by tarrah at 8:06 AM