Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Star Light Snow Bright

Traci Suzanne Marvel did this adorable drawing called Star Light Snow Bright. I loved it so much that, with her permission, I just had to create it out of felted wool. I used new and repurposed wool, which I felted myself.  The roof of the cabin is actually my husband's old suit coat.  The green plaid in the trees was old wool yardage given to me by Deb Carroll that she got in one of those boxes with all sorts of stuff in them at an auction, and the trunk of the tree was an old coat bought from a second hand store. The new yardage came from Bigfork Bay Cotton Company.

Aurifil Lana Wool Thread was the perfect choice for the applique stitches.  The only quilting I did on this quilt was on both sides of the inner border. I did it on my machine with my walking foot, a size 100 needle and the Aurifil Lana Wool Thread.  The thread worked beautifully in my machine and it melted into the wool so you can't even see it. I am definetly going to play more with the Aurifil Lana Wool Thread using my sewing machine. Bigfork Bay Cotton Company is a distributor for Aurifil which means shops can buy it wholesale or the rest of us can buy it retail. If you would like to know more about the Aurifil Thread call them at 866-245-5718 or click on their name above to go to their website where they also sell outstanding quilting patterns.

Bigfork Bay Cotton Co will be making Star Light Snow Bright into a pattern soon so let them know if you would like to purchase one. They sell Wholesale to Shops too. I am very excited to be working with Traci Suzanne Marvel. There are more surprises to come so stay posted!