Here is a sneek peek of the newest design by Woolin Rouge for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company called Hippie Birdie. Traci 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!