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Monday, April 12, 2010

Hippie Birdie Table Runner by Woolin Rouge

Here is a sneek peek of the newest design by Woolin Rouge for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company called Hippie BirdieTraci Suzanne Marvel had done a painting of the bird and the flowers and I loved it so much that I just had to turn it into a wool applique design.  The hand dyed wool is from Ram in the Thicket and the cotton fabric is from the Girly Girl Line by Art Gallery Fabrics which are designed by Patricia Bravo.
The thread I used for the wool applique is Aurifil Lana Wool Thread. I realized after using it for a long time that I had never had a single problem with it like most wool thread. It didn't shred at the fold through the needle and it never once knotted up.  I have used it by machine with a 100 needle on other preojects and it sews like a dream.  For the rest of the table runner I used Aurifil Cotton 50wt. It is my mainstay of quilting thread.  I can't imagine ever using anything else.
The Hippie Birdie Pattern will include the Table Runner, Placemats, Napkins, and an adorable Napkin Ring.  It is due to come out at Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis.
There will be more surprises to come too so stay tuned!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Star Light Snow Bright Cover by Woolin Rouge

Traci Suzanne Marvel, Jane Anderson, and I have joined forces to start a pattern company called Woolin Rouge.  We will be producing a Caberet of Folk Art Designs so easy you Can-Can do them. Our goal it to bring a new and modern approach to wool applique. Even though Star Light Snow Bright is more traditional, we have some new twists we will be adding to the coming designs.

Star Light Snow Bright can easily used as a Redwork Design too just by using the layout guide as your pattern. So, you get two for the price of one!

Traci Suzanne Marvel and her son David Boggs designed the cover and John Staloway Productions did the fantastic photography. Bigfork Bay Cotton Company is producing the patterns for Woolin Rouge so all wholesale and retail orders can be made through them once they are ready.  I want to thank them all for all their hard work. They are all so amazing. I am Blessed to be working with them all.

This design for Star Light Snow Bright was drawn by Traci Suzanne Marvel and I turned it into a wool quilt. We are very proud and excited about the designs that Woolin Rouge is bringing to you so stay tuned because there are 3 more in the making!