Thursday, November 15, 2007

WOOL IN PROGRESS


I have been playing with my wool blanket scraps and look what I dreamed up! This little flower design is from Blackbird Designs, Fresh from the Garden, only they did it as a little rug. I just love the yellow plaid background. The little cotton print border gives it a some balance. Can you tell how thick this wool is?

The second picture shows the tail end of a green blanket, and I left it there just for fun! This one is still a WIP. I am just playing around and seeing where my needle and thread lead me. The basket and the background are both heavy blankets, and the rest is regular wool. I will show more as I devise it. More and more I am getting the feeling that anything goes! (Just ask Tonya!--see sidebar)

Have you seen the latest Blackbird Designs book, You're Invited? They show beds with skirts made out of old sweaters. Personally, I cannot see myself going that far! But of course the photos are wonderful!

If you like Blackbird Designs and others from Kansas City Star Quilts, check out that link! Good stuff!















15 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

I really like your new projects. Nothing holds color the way wool does. Simply lovely.

Screen Door said...

I've been so curious about the book, but scared to purchase it without looking inside. I should trust that anything by blackbird designs is outstanding. Guess what Jan that you met from Michigan and I have been emailing. I have never met her, but she's real nice....

Susan said...

I love your new projects! I love the blanket binding on the one. Oh, no, don't start me interested in something else! I love Blackbird designs, but haven't done any in wool - haven't done any folk art in a while, actually. Your pics stirred up the desire, though!

Darcie said...

Love your latest projects, Marcie!

Isn't wool a fun change from cotton?! I've been going through a bit of a wool craze myself lately. ;-) And lovin' every moment! ;-)

Angie said...

Isn't that the most adorable little quilt!! And I can't wait to see what you do with the 'piece-of-blanket' one. :D Is the new BD book already on the market? I wasn't sure when it was supposed to be out for sale. I'll definitely have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

ok the first one is cute! but does Dad know that you are cutting up blankets? What is next Grandpa's wool USMC blanket? Stop the insanity woman!!
xo your daughter

Darlene said...

Cute stuff, Marcie!

Need to order that new book by Blackbird Designs.

Libby said...

Wool blankets? Well, now I'm going to have to dig around . . . I think I may just have an old one or two that I can use for something *s*

Pat said...

Your projects are really cute. I must check into that book. I enjoy working with wool for a change. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Cute projects, indeed! It's cold here now and the wool is very inviting to work with. I love wool, it's so forgiving, as well as pretty.

Dawn said...

Oh those are so cute! I love both of them!

Rose Marie said...

Love the block with the blanket binding .... that alone will make people stop, look and ask 'why'. Well done on all the blocks.

Kim said...

How clever of you to leave the satin edge on that blanket! It really makes it fun! Great job!

Finn said...

Both the wool projects are really neat Marcie! You clever gal you! Love the bird on the blanket idea...LOL Keep stitching! Hugs, Finn

Karen said...

Oh, Marcie, as the others have said, how clever of you to leave that binding on, I want to do exactly the same thing!!! Quick, where's an old blankie and it's got to have the satin binding on it!