Saturday, May 28, 2011

End of the month

As usual, when it gets to the end of the month I change my header. This month it is the Scrapbook quilt made with a black cotton background and wool applique and cotton blocks.
Most of the wool I felted and dyed myself. I like working with wool, it is soft on the hands and easy to whipstitch. I use the Aurifil 'Lana' which is a wool 'thread' on spools which is also good for the buttonhole stitch on the sewing machine when a large piece needs sewn.

I have made another block for the Mary Brown quilt. I'm really enjoying sewing these blocks. They are all different and once prepared can be easily sewn while watching a bit of the French Open tennis. Such a good way to spend one's time when the weather is cold and miserable.


WoolenSails said...

I didn't know you could use the lana on a sewing machine?
I love that thread, just have one color, but works with all other colors.
Love that quilt on your header, it is beautiful.


Anna said...

Thanks for posting the pictures of your efforts. It's fun to see the beauty you are creating. What an inspiration!

Lori said...

Another fun applique block!!
The quilt in your header is fantastic. It is beautiful, fun and a bit whimsical. Nice work!

Lida said...

What a beautiful quilt and what a good idea that black background! It is a real inspiration for me! Your new blocks are also beautiful and it is indeed fantastic to sew and watch the tennis, so do I! Enjoy, greetings

Nancy in MT said...

Dorothy, gorgeous quilt on your header and your block is stunning.

Dawn said...

Your dye and color work is beautiful. WOW!
Greta new header choice.