Saturday, October 18, 2008

A little cotton, alotta wool and mystery solved

Last summer ('07) I did a block of the week....yes, week, with Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop. I thought I would keep up with it because the blocks aren't very big, but...life got in the way and I didn't finish it until just recently. Here's the completed quilt. (I plan on handquilting it).
Here's a close up of the border. And some closeups of a few of the blocks.
The background is flannel and the applique is wool.




Then, this summer I signed up for their block of the week again. This time I made myself work on each block as it arrived. I actually finished it right on time. Hooray! The background on this is a hand dyed cotton. The sashing and borders are cotton.

And a closeup of one of the blocks.

I absolutely LOVE working with wool. It just feels so good!

The mystery flag gift giver was none other than my wonderful friend Patty who lives in Calif and who I have known for more than 35 years. She sent it to me "just because". Isn't that sweet? Thanks Patty, I love it!

23 comments:

Pat said...

I debated doing this block of the week last year. I loved it. I am not a big fan of flannel. How did you like working with it as opposed to cotton? Yours is beautiful!

Anne said...

Love, love, love that wool! Hope I can keep you out of her booth and in mine. (:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Both are just beautiful and what a wonderful friend you have:)
Rondell

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW love your projects. beautiful!!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love your quilts. Your work is awesome! It makes me miss working in the quilt shop and teaching classes. How wonderful of your friend of 35 years to surprise you! I have a dear friend that I've known since I was 10 years old...that makes it almost 40 years that we've been close friends. Aren't old friends special and dear to our hearts!!
Cindy

Lorraine said...

Well done....I am only just getting started on working with wool and have to say I am LOVING it! I am doing a couple of BOMs - and I have trouble with keeping up with them let alone a BOW!!

basketsnprims said...

Those quilts are beautiful and your work is awesome. Pam

Snippen' Threads said...

Beautiful quilts! A block a week?! I struggle with BOM'S! Geat job.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

They are BEAUTIFUL! I love that shop I love that shop I love that SHOP!!!

Carrie P. said...

Good for you!! I know you glad to get something finished. It always feels good. I love those blocks and I love working with wool too. So glad you found out who sent the flag. That was sweet of Patty.

Quilt Hollow said...

Hold on....got to go get some tissue...I'm drooling! Those quilts are beauties!

Linda said...

What beautiful work!! I love all the details. What treasures you have created.

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOO HOO chick look at you 2 completed wool projects and are they ever cute and of course the workmanship is amazing. I'm probably going to have to fight you for shopping space at their booth in Houston - if Anne let's you out and Kari let's me out, LOL

Hugs - Karen

Carol said...

They are BEAUTIFUL! I need to get going on mine from this year again...I got way behind and I want it done! I LOVE it!

Terry said...

Those quilts are both totally amazing! I love the colors on that first one so much! You did a great job on them both! :0)

Sherri said...

Block of the week!!! Wow! I'm impressed...and your work is lovely! Those are two gorgeous quilts!

mamaspark said...

These quilts are just beautiful! Your work is exquisite! Thank you for sharing.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Anne,

Love your quilts, very nice. I love that shop too, and I am doing those quilts, but they look a bit different than yours. Lol...unfinished! Handquilting will make them even more beautiful.

Have fun in Houston!

Beth said...

Wow! Both of them are gorgeous! You ought to enter them in the next Sisters quilt show!

MARCIE said...

What great quilts! I love working with wool also. You can really make progress quickly. You did a beautiful job on yours!

Candace said...

Anne - I am amazed at the work you put into those two projects - fabulous! Do you needle-turn your wool, or is it raw edge appliqued? Cheers!

Perry said...

Your quilts are both beautiful! True heirlooms. Glad you discovered the name of your gift giver. It is wonderful to have old friends.

Karen said...

Both quilts are wonderful! You did such a good job.