Working with Wool

I finished the wool quilt today.  The top was a combination of cotton pieced blocks and wool appliquéd blocks and borders.  The backing is cotton, batting is QD wool.

I am allergic to wool, but really had very little problem.  The fabric made me much itchier than the batting.  I will definitely be using this batting again.  It quilts just like butter.  I had a hard time taking pics of this one.  It was too big to handle myself, with the camera…. Steve was hunting.  And no matter what kind of lighting, the quilting doesn’t really show up in photos.




Two of the corners on the borders are appliquéd.  The other two are just negative space.  I “ghost quilted” the negative space in the borders and in the basket blocks.


If you didn’t get a chance to go to the Houston International Quilt Festival, then HERE is your chance! This is a link to  the best photos I have seen from the show.  If you are on  cable or dsl, you may want to click on the slide show feature.   Enjoy!


I went to the funeral home today to see the family of my quilting friend that died.  On the way home I missed the best opportunity for a picture.  It was almost dark (would have been too dark for a good shot) and on a back country road (too dangerous to just stop to take pictures) when we came up behind an Amish buggy.  As we were passing, I realized the guy had a dead deer riding on top of the buggy!   It would have surpassed all the deer photos in the back of the pick-em-up-trucks!  I had never seen this before, but know people who have.   In the summer we see Amish buggies with boats on top, headed to the lake.

Steve  saw 3 or 4 deer on the run today, but couldn’t tell if they were bucks or not through the brush and trees.  A buck has to have at least 4 points on one rack to shoot them.  And he doesn’t have a doe license.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki W
    Nov 28, 2007 @ 23:09:39

    That’s a beautiful quilt! I’m also allergic to wool. I found ot that I can’t handle it at all and I’ve heard so many wonderful things about wool batting.


  2. Spavlov
    Nov 28, 2007 @ 23:43:33

    That quilt is so great ….Oh My !
    I enjoyed the visual image of the Amish wagon with deer on top ………………………………………
    I have always kept from taking pictures ……the boats etc…………Their belief is so strong that a graven image will take their soul ……………..
    It got too hot today we had to turn on the A /C did some swimming and reading ……I envy your energy …….your work is so great …Sally


  3. Terri
    Nov 29, 2007 @ 10:34:18

    Ooo! I like this, Gayle!
    LOVE that QD batt!! I have two prolific clients that use it exclusively. I used up two rolls last year!


  4. cinda
    Nov 29, 2007 @ 23:31:35

    looked at all those quilt photos….wow. if i wasn’t an architect, i know what i’d be doing!

    i love, love LOVE this one!
    if id idn’t have messy kids, a smelly husband and a hairy dog, and if i had enough money… i’d LOVE one like this on my bed. 🙂


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