Wool Applique Block

Midnight Garden, scrap quilts, Stitchery

This wasn’t all that hard to put together – a small block but a lot of pieces actually – but with wool it is so much easier to prep – no extra seam allowance needed like needle turn!  just press your freezer paper template to the wool and cut out – glue or fuse in place and it is ready to stitch! Somewhere between 80-90 pieces in this one block.  The first Midnight Garden block ready for stitching!  Now I sure hope I can make nice tiny stitches to enhance this and not look like a mess!


The two scrappy baskets I showed the other day are done and added to the pile – here laid out to see what I have done – well certainly need to get busy on these when I get back home at the end of the month.


I have a lot of white/creams/tans to blend in with the scrappy baskets – these also will help fill out the Handful of Scraps quilt if more tans and creams are needed for that one.  I have more stuck away in that project box.


I got the Winter Scene back from the framers today – I have this set in the frame in such a way where you can pop this one out and put in spring, summer and fall – now of course I need to make them!  and make sure they are all the same size LOL – the same frame will be used for all and I have this mounted on a sticky board so it will lay flat and I will store it in the quilt cupboard under a stack of quilts to make sure it stays flat.


It is really sad when we live so much of our life on our electronic devices LOL – I was downloading a craftsy class on my Ipad to take with me – actually two of them – don’t know if I will feel like watching while waiting for planes – but maybe – at the same time that was downloading I had been texting Jessica – daughter in Wisconsin and playing Word with Friends with my sister in Virginia!!  A nice way to stay in touch with family/friends and not actually have the phone glued to your ear like it used to be.  It is so easy now to keep in touch and stay in touch – sometimes daily.  I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Jo’s Country Junction for UFO progress and Susan’s Quilt Fabrication: Midweek Makers.


The Craftsy Classes I am taking with me Sue Spargo Embroidery Texture and Dimension by Hand.  I actually bought it last year but never finished it so I will be starting over again. (I get distracted to easy!)  The other class is a crochet class on cables – I can’t find it anymore except in my files of classes so it must have been discontinued – it was called Quick and Easy Crochet Cables – with Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby – I see another of his classes listed but not that one.  Again with that one I bought it awhile ago on sale and haven’t gotten around to watching it.  I figure seeing as I do know the basics of crochet maybe I could learn that easier than knitting?

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23 comments… add one
  • Elaine Jan 18, 2017

    Love your wool applique block 🙂 how to you attache the pieces? do you blanket stitch around the shapes?
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    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      I attach the pieces with Roxanne Glue – some use a light fusible. Then you blanket stitch, buttonhole, whip stitch – whatever you want to attach The wool is not to fray as it is felted.

  • Marianne Jan 18, 2017

    Have to laugh at all your electronics – sometimes we have the laptop, Paul’s iPad, my phone, a tablet (rarely used), and my Kindle all out, either charging or in use on the dining room table. What a mess!

    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      I know and when we have all this in the motorhome when we travel – well a bit of a mess to say the least.

  • Deb Jan 18, 2017

    I remember the phone on the wall with maybe a four foot cord if that….just enough to lay on the floor talking on the phone to a girl friend at school. HA! Times have changed for sure.

    The winter snowman looks wonderful framed and you sure are prepared for traveling and time with your sister ! 🙂
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    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      we had the phone on the wall and a party line when we first moved to the country when I was in 3rd grade. I remember taking turns sitting on the floor leaning up against the wall and when my oldest sister was on the phone we were told to get out so she could have privacy!

  • Teri Dingler Jan 18, 2017

    I love how your garden block came out! Still cleaning out and have two more “block of the month” kits to add to my kits to give to interested parties-pictures to be posted today. And I need to sign up for the embroidery class as I love to embroider and include it in my quilts!
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    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      I would really like to learn the fancy stitches but never take time for it – at one time I had thought of Crazy quilt a small piece and that is why I took the class but some of the stitches for embellishing can be used for this.

  • Ramona Jan 18, 2017

    Your wool applique is gorgeous. I love to work with wool and need to get another project started. Great idea you have with your framed seasonal pieces! Mr. Snowman is too cute.
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    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      Yes i like Mr. Snowman too – and other than putting him on the wall for winter had no other use for him.!

  • maxine lesline Jan 18, 2017

    Your wool block inspires me… I have a small stash of wool and working with it does sound easier. Lots of good wishes from blogging friends going with you to your sister’s… and hope to see your daily post.

    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      well I don’t know if it well be daily blogging we well see when I get there! thanks for the good wishes though – I have a feeling I might have time to blog in the evenings.

  • Cathy Jan 18, 2017

    Your applique block is so pretty! You’re doing a great job.
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    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      thanks Cathy – looking forward to getting my threads and getting started some well be in embroidery thread so might get started on that while traveling

  • maggie Jan 18, 2017

    Love your colors for wool applique- I took a class from Sue Spargo once – she was a good teacher, the class was a wool pincushion. I think I would like to watch craftsy but then I never do, I forget I have them.
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    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      you sound like me – I have a lot of Craftsy classes to watch! Sue’s class looks very interesting

  • Sandra B Jan 18, 2017

    This is going to be a great wool applique block, Karen!
    Love how your Mr. Snowman turned out! And, making one for other seasons is a great idea…
    I know you will be leaving on your trip to see your sister in the next day or so….wishing you safe travels, and hoping you and your sister have a good time together while she continues to recover from her surgery….

    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      thanks Sandra – Vicki is doing pretty good and is recovering pretty much as scheduled, they say 6-8 weeks usually is the recovery time and it has been 3 weeks now and she is doing as well as she should be right now.

  • Dottie bishaw Jan 18, 2017

    Mr snowman is so cute, and the wool block is going to make a beautiful quilt. The little baskets are so adorable, I’m thinking about doing them. I like crochet better than knitting. Crochet just seems easier for me. I knitted a little but just liked crochet better. Safe travels and enjoy yourself.

    • Karen Jan 18, 2017

      thanks Dottie – have spent the morning packing and repacking – I think I better stick the suitcase in the car so I stop second guessing myself on what I need or don’t need!

  • Susan Jan 19, 2017

    Beautiful wool applique, and the snowman is adorable! And I totally agree with you on this electronic thing – there’s good and there’s bad that comes with it. As my parents said, all things in moderation!
    Thank you again for sharing on Midweek Makers

  • Patricia Jan 20, 2017

    I love wool projects! Your is gorgeous and I’m sure your stichting will be lovely!
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  • Louisa Jan 20, 2017

    Your Midnight Garden block is beautiful! I’m a huge fan of Craftsy classes too, I find them so therapeutic to watch as well as learning so much.
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