Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Now that was fun!


Block #1 of Bunny Hill Designs, A Tisket a Tasket...FINISHED! Okay everyone, this is a fun, fast and easy project to tackle. I picked out my wool, cut out the pieces and glued them down to the background in about an hour last night. Stitched them today and voila! Use whatever method of applique you like to do and have at it! For those of you who have never used wool, next month I'll try to remember to take pictures as I go along and do a little tutorial for you. Sorry I didn't do it this time but I didn't think about it until I read some of your comments and emails asking me how to work with wool. It's easy...trust me! So, now you know that you can get these blocks done in no time. If you haven't downloaded the 1st month and signed up for Anne's newsletter to get the rest of the months, just click on the widget on my sidebar or the link at the beginning of this post and it will take you right to the pattern.

41 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, it's darling! How I wish I could enjoy working with wool. Sigh! I finished mine today, too. WooHoo! And, yes it was lots of fun.

Kathie said...

adorable.
I just vowed not to start any new projects until I get a few finished....but its a snowman and you know I LOVE snowmen!
think thats a good enough excuse to do yet another project????
Kathie

Lorraine said...

Ooooh...he looks fab in wool!!! great job!

Suzanne said...

I love how this block looks in the wool - Very Nice Job! I am hoping to have time to get my block done today.

Carol said...

OMG Anne I'm hyperventilating...that is out of this world...I love it!

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic.....your entices me even more to get on it! I've seen a few posted as DONE already....we have some busy bloggers for sure!

Stephanie said...

Wow I just visited Darlene's blog and thought she was the first one done with this cute block. You too? I love seeing different methods, fabrics, colors. I'm looking foward to following your progress.

Laura said...

I can't wait for the tutorial. I've never worked with wool. Your work is beautiful and makes me want to learn!

Yvette said...

I love it! I wish I had wool to try it.

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, look how fast you did that! And it's stinkin' cute! I may have to give it a go with wool, but I'll have to use wool on cotton, I don't have a huge wool stash, yet!

basketsnprims said...

That is adorable. I just love it and you are so fast.

Pam

Hogan's Adventure said...

Oh sure and you said you were a slug!!!!! I don't think so...that is just so cute, I'm gonna have to try it...you just amaze me you get so much done.....thnaks for sharing.

xoxoxox

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Love, Love LOVE it! So cute! I know what I will be doing this weekend :o)

Carrie P. said...

Oh it is so cute in wool. I love it and I really like your snowy picture in the header. I have my pieces preped and a few sewn down. Hopefully I will have it done by the weekend. Thanks for sharing yours. It's adorable.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love it Anne. I think I wanna do it in wool too. So cute.

Christy said...

What a cute block. I jumped over there and printed it off! Thanks to you I'm doing another BOM, I'm also doing the one from Farmhouse Woolens! I hope mine turns out as cute as yours
Christy

Thimbleanna said...

Erm....you've mis-titled your post! It should have been "Now that was FAST!" Wow! you whipped that out in no time! I love it!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Anne,
Your block turned out so cute and yes it is fun, I need to give mine a face, then done!

Candace said...

Anne - you definitely convinced me I have to do these in wool! I many be a little slow getting the first one done, but I'm gonna do it!
Cheers!

vivian said...

I was going to do the snowman in wool and the rest in cotton but I like yours so well I think I will do it all in wool. Did you do the blanketstitch by machine?
Thanks......Jane

yellowfarmhouse said...

Well now you know I'm LOVIN this block in wool - great job you turbo sewer, LOL BTW love the colors you picked :)

Hugs - Karen

Do you know that I typed this comment this morning and forgot to post it, LOL. It's been sitting down on the work bar of the computer, must have gotten distracted by something bright and shiny

Anne said...

Jane, (Vivian) you are set up as "no reply" so I can't get back to you via email. Before you get started, I just wanted to tell you that I used flannel for the background. I think wool would make the whole quilt a bit too heavy. Also, I did a whip stitch by hand.

RachelJane said...

Wow! It's beautiful. I'm so impressed that you have it all done. Now you have such a long wait until next month's block...

I have't even started mine yet. But the weekend's coming, right? Time to get to it!

cynthialeedesigns said...

I love how your block turned out!! I haven't started mine yet, but I now know that I want to do it in wool.
Cindy

Jeanette said...

I LOVE your version! I wish I had a big enough wool stash to make this up in wool. Maybe I need to go shopping! haha

Kimonos and Sushi said...

That's great I will be watching to see everyones take on the design from BunnyHill......Your takes is gorgeous will pop by for me looks...
Andrea

Purple and Paisley said...

your block turned out so great...i love the blue...i must sign up for this project even tho it would be my first try at applique? and thank you so very much for adding my blog to your sidebar...wow...that's awesome...

Shawn ; ) said...

Hi Anne, I found your blog thru Karen at the Yellow Farmhouse, your block is adorable. Thank you for the link and I am going to print out the first block now. I will be joining you in stitching wool blocks.

Jen in NY said...

I love your block in wool! Now, you said the background is flannel...could you also use regular cotton? Would that be ok, say, with a stabilizer? I'm so tempted to try this!! --Jen in NY (jlevy3@twcny.rr.com)

happy zombie said...

Your block is so cute, Anne! I started Anne's BOM! I saw yours and fell in love with it even harder. Now my problem was what to decide. Wool... or fabric. So I'm doing both! I started mine last night, so I'm hoping to get mine done by today. Oh this is so fun. THanks for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Just found your blog and love it! Can I ask where you got the block set that says "Snow place like home"? Everything I have seen here is adorable!

Linda said...

That came out great! I have never used glue to hold my pieces in place. I guess it depends on the glue?

Sharon said...

Your block is just beautiful! I haven't worked much with wool, but seeing your work makes me think that I'm missing out on something good!

KathySWFL said...

Oh man that turned out awesome. I love it, but will have to do mine in cotton as I have no stash of wool.

Betty C said...

Are you using wool as a background too? Or is that cotton?

Karen said...

Very sweet. :)

Perry said...

Really Cute.! I downloaded this pattern, but that is as far as I have gotten.

Mary's Cottage Quilts said...

Ok Anne, now you've inspired me!! I am going to do mine out of wool too. In fact, I was on a "wool quest" at Road2CA last week and I found some very pretty pieces. Now the real work (I mean fun) begins. I just have to find the perfect background and I am on my way.
Thanks!
Mary

Anonymous said...

I love working with wool. You did a beautiful job on the snowman in the basket. I am wondering - Do you always felt your wool before stitching? Cindy (bearycrafty@hotmail.com)

bearycrafty said...

Anne - Your tutorial is very well done. Thank you for posting it. I have a question. Do you always felt your wool? Is it necessary to felt your wool or does it depend on the look you want? I am confused about this. My name is Cindy Olson and I can be e-mailed at bearycrafty@hotmail.com.
Thanks, Cindy

Betty C said...

I see some interesting questions but I never see them answered.