Lots of Wool


I received a package yesterday from Pam in Illinois.  Several weeks ago I asked if anyone had some 100% wool from skirts or blazers or whatever that they didn’t want so I could start a repurposed felted wool stash for applique – we have little of that kind of thing in the “Goodwill” type stores here in the upper south – in my particular area anyhow – Pam got in touch with me and said I could have some of her stash as she had tons of it.  She has found lots of wool up there in the chilly north at the used clothing shops that she has felted.  She shares it with her mom and had plenty on the shelves.  I didn’t expect so much!!  Thank you Pam very much for getting my wool stash started – I have enough to work with for a very long time now –all kinds of colors – the bags have small pieces and some of those large pieces are quite large!!  I see wall hangings and table runners and things in my vision now!!


See how big some of those pieces are!!  All I can say is WOW – quilters sure come through for other quilters don’t they.   Pam I don’t know how you got it all in that box – I unpacked it all to drool over it and see the wonderful colors and couldn’t get it back in the box – I need to clear a shelf or get another clear plastic box out that I can see through now to look at it.


I decided to make a scrap binding for the Butterfly Parade and leave the quilting as I showed it yesterday.  I am using scrap pieces from the Patchwork of the Crosses quilt that I made several years ago as the fabric kind of went with this quilt.


I am done with the hand stitching on two sides and will continue working on this binding for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts  I am also linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework and Podunk Pretties and Tweety Loves Quilting.


Mama Deer and the twins were back to eat last night – they weren’t in the garden this time – not much left in it for them to enjoy!  This area is very close to the house and I took the photos through the window.


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17 comments… add one
  • Deb Jul 17, 2016

    How sweet Pam is….that’s quite the haul!

    The binding looks nice and that deer family is precious.
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  • Kathi Jul 17, 2016

    I am giddy for you that you got such a GREAT start on a wool stash !!! Glad you shouted out now!! lol How generous truly and I know you appreciate it 🙂 I will be interested to see what the process is for felting wool too!
    Lovely scrappy binding on Butterfly Parade… love the deer family too!
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  • Deb Jul 17, 2016

    What a great stash you acquired. Lovely shot of the Mama and kids.
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  • Tanya Quilts Jul 17, 2016

    All that wool-wow! I love your Butterfly Parade Quilt.
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  • Kathy Jul 17, 2016

    Wow, that is a whole lot of wool! I looked through my closet the other day … I must have sent my wool clothing (just a skirt or two) off to Goodwill already. Of course, by the time I remembered to look, I’d forgotten who’d requested the castoff wool clothing. ? Glad someone was able to help you out.
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  • Alida Jul 17, 2016

    Lovely addition to the stash. I admire people that hand stitch their binding: I am too impatient for that so I always do machine binding. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Vicki Jul 17, 2016

    That’s a nice stash!

  • Cynthia Brunz Jul 17, 2016

    Quilty friends are the best! Lots of wool projects are in your future. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
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  • Vic in NH Jul 17, 2016

    Very pretty Butterfly Parade finish. Thank you especially for showing a glimpse of your process of having marked your quilt with blue lines before quilting. Please do tell what brand of marker you use and how do you wash it out? By hand-sponging, or machine? Thanks ever so much.

  • Sandra B Jul 17, 2016

    What a great box of wool scraps that were so generously shared!! Cannot wait to see some of them in future projects ….
    Love the scrappy binding for Butterfly Parade…perfect way to finish off the quilt!

  • Sarah Jul 17, 2016

    The wool looks amazing, I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with it. The family of deer are so nice to have so close to you.
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  • SHARON Jul 17, 2016

    Oh my! Drooling over that wool stash! and I LOVE the butterfly quilt…charming!
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  • CathieJ Jul 17, 2016

    You have a beautiful wool stash now. I am looking forward to seeing the projects that you make with it. Your butterfly quilt is really pretty.
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  • sandie Jul 17, 2016

    Wow! Lucky you! I have slowly been building a wool stash, but we don’t have much need for wool clothing here, so it has been a very slow process. Love your quilt!!
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  • Janice Holton Jul 18, 2016

    Oh that is so great to hear stories like that. Quilters have to be some of the most generous people around! Great binding choice for Butterfly Parade!

  • Doreen Jul 18, 2016

    I can certainly see why woolens wouldn’t be a high priority item in your thrift shops!!!
    That fabric choice for binding is definitely a good one!!! The colors, and patterns, are such a pleasant continuation of all that is going on elsewhere! Our backyard has similar visitors, along with the miscellaneous wild turkey, or two, coyote, etc, etc.

  • Lea Anne Brummett Jul 19, 2016

    I love everything about the Butterfly Parade, the scrappy binding is the perfect finish. Thanks for linking up with Podunk Pickin’s.

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