Wool Felt Applique

Wool felt projects. Started over the Christmas break and finished this weekend. Since the musical is finished, I am tackling UFO's. I have a great start on next year's Christmas presents.

This pattern is called 'Dress Me Up Frosty' by Nutmeg Hare.

This pattern was created by Nutmeg Hare. A 11 x 35 wool applique table runner.
Called "O Christmas Tree"
These were fun to make and a nice change from quilting and knitting. I used to do great deal of needlework when I was in my 20's. It was nice to revisit the skill and it's nice to see that embroidery is making a bit of a come back in popularity.

My grandmother used to do some wool applique back in the 1950's and I still have one of her pieces that I plan to replicate.

These patterns were purchased from Prairie Point Junction (Wool Felt Central)
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New York Beauty Wallhanging

Made this for my daughter a couple of years ago and gave it to her for Christmas. I had it professionally framed under glass and it looks wonderful on her wall in her kitchen.
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Finally! Freedom to get back to my avocations

I have been spending the last 4 months directing our High School Musical of "OKLAHOMA!" and now that it is done, I am back to my world of quilting and knitting. Not only that, we were dumped with 26 inches of snow over the last 24 hours, so I had a SNOW DAY. A nice gift after months of long hours at school.
English Paper Piecing Hexagon Flower Quilt

I am proud to say that I finished my English Paper Pieced hexagon flower quilt. All hand pieced and this was accomplished between rehearsals and any free time in between. I'm going to call this my "OKLAHOMA" quilt as I worked on it in sync with the production of the show. I put the binding on it 2 weeks ago. (Somehow I found the time.) I love this quilt and am so pleased with how it turned out. I am going to start working on completing the unfinished quilt I bought last summer. Now that I know how much I enjoy hand piecing, I look forward to always having one hand piecing quilt in progress, simply for the fact I can take it anywhere and work on it while I am at the hair dressers, doctor's office, on long (or even short) car trips.
I managed to churn out a few other projects this winter. A Christmas present for my good friend, inspired by her new bedroom colors. A simple design created on my Electric quilt software and scrap fabrics. The inspiration was the striped border fabric I purchased over a year ago on a whim when it was deeply discounted.

Also, a couple of little scrappy projects. A Debbie Mumm wallhanging pattern. Sometimes it's fun to do playful and quick projects to satisfy the craving to make something from fabric. This was so fun and is an adorable wall hanging. I may make a couple more or these for gifts next winter.
I found a used and slightly worn out picture frame in the trash, salvaged it and simply made foundation letters spelling "WELCOME". I just keep on finding ways to use my scraps.