Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer's End Applique Blocks

When I was in Minneapolis this spring at Quilt Market I was drawn to the Primitive Gatherings booth. When I say "drawn" I don't mean, I liked it and spent some time there. I mean that I was "drawn" there time and time again. I could be clear across the building and think, "I need to go back to Primitive Gatherings. I would look at the wool, or the patterns, or the books, or the kits..... This particular pattern, Summer's End, is one I went back a few times to dwell on. Finally the second day I bought it and I am so glad I did. I have had so much fun making this wool applique quilt.

I am using a wool background, wool applique, and Aurifil Lana Wool thread. So far I have only done 5 of the 12 blocks. When I finish the blocks, there is the applique border and I need to decide on a wool sashing for the blocks. 

Between Summer's End, Applique Affair, and the designs I am doing for my own partnership, Woolin Rouge, I am having the woolly time of my life. There is nothing quite like the feel, colors, and visual beauty of wool.

Bigfork Bay Cotton Company is Producing the patterns for Woolin Rouge so be sure you check out the website. So far the only one finished and selling is Star Light Snow Bright. They will have the kits available real soon too. Mary Flanagan is dyeing wool specifically for that quilt. It will be outstanding when it's done. I can't wait to get my kit and I've already made two!


Dana said...

I love your Summer's End blocks! The light background looks wonderful! I think I have seven of the blocks done but haven't workied on them in quite a while. I am a Primitive Gatherings addict, too. Isn't working with wool addictive?!?

Sylvia said...

Thanks Dana! I love your blog, Wooly Quilter. I have it on my Favorites.
I wish I had discovered wool years ago. With my partner Traci we are designing in wool and our patterns are being produced by Bigfork Bay Cotton Co.
Just wait until you see our new designs!