Primroses, Part 4

By Darlene Sabo
on December 02, 2019

Primroses, Part 4

I'm just about finished with Primroses. I'm adding running stitches along the outside edges; using 3 strands of DMC floss in a burnt orange shade. Like I mentioned earlier in my posting, I may make a quilt of 6-12 different blocks. So for the time being I think I'll just leave the edges raw. 

I thought I'd show you the back side of my work. Not pretty, but you can see the muslin I used as a liner. I can't say enough how this helps stabilize a piece.

PRIMROSES, PART 2

By Darlene Sabo
on November 11, 2019

PRIMROSES, PART 2

I positioned 4 of the leaves first and the flower pot. Whipped stitched them in place. Then I stitched around each leaf in a chain stitch with pearl cotton #12 Valdani #M30.  I removed the basting and embroidered down the center in the fly stitch. I used variegated floss, 3 strands. (DMC4506)

On the flower pot, I couched cotton tape ribbon with 6 strands of floss, (DMC4506).

The background fabric is a black and white texture; mill dyed. The leaves are a spot dyed piece and the flower pot is blue spruce.

Wool Applique Class in Forks

By Darlene Sabo
on May 19, 2019

Wool Applique Class in Forks

 Yesterday, I taught a wool applique class at the DNR in Forks in conjunction with the Piecemakers Quilt Guild's retreat. It was so nice having the luxury of having a whole day to teach and not have to rush. Folks were happy as well, being able to finish their project.The room had excellent lighting, comfortable chairs and there was ample treats for a whole day of stitching.

Still Life; Wool and Cotton Applique

By Darlene Sabo
on May 17, 2019

Still Life; Wool and Cotton Applique

I've been working on this small wall hanging. Marilyn of https://www.etsy.com/shop/WovenwindFiberArts brought some more enticing hand dyed trims to our applique group yesterday.You see on the bottom, some very bright cheesecloth? It's gorgeous! You know I tend to shy away from brights but I think this will work perfectly.
I get so inspired from Janet Bolton's work. Her book is the one behind my piece.If you are unfamiliar with her, you must check out her work.

New Idea for Wool Applique

By Darlene Sabo
on May 14, 2019

New Idea for Wool Applique

I started working on a new idea for an applique project. Like many of you, I have fabric other than wool and I thought it would be a good exercise to combine some of these. So far I have wool, of course, but also some taffeta, cheesecloth, cotton fabric and some hand dyed trims. I do have a piece of hand dyed burlap and netting which I may add to the mix. My other goal for this piece is to make it a bit more free-form, where the stitches are not so perfect and the fabric placement may be a bit wonky. What do you think?

Large Needle-Book; A Wool Applique Kit

By Darlene Sabo
on May 13, 2019

Large Needle-Book; A Wool Applique Kit

My thread arrived from The Rusty Crow and I was able to complete 10 kits of my Needle-Book pattern. Everything is included: felted wool, threads, trims and detailed instructions with an embroidery page of the stitches used. The finished size is 4"x 6", not too big, just larger than my previous needle-book design. It is now listed in our shop, so take a look.

Also I will have plenty available for sale at the upcoming quilt show: North Idaho Quilters Quilt Show on June 14 & 15, located at Kootenai Count Fairgrounds, 4056 N Government Way in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Hope to see some of you there!

Wool Appliqued Needle-book

By Darlene Sabo
on April 18, 2019

Wool Appliqued Needle-book

Working on a new wool applique needle-book which I will offer as a kit very soon.

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WHISKERS, Wool Applique Pattern

By Darlene Sabo
on January 02, 2019

WHISKERS, Wool Applique Pattern

WHISKERS is now available in our shop; as a pattern and as a kit with our beautiful hand dyed wool.

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Folk Flowers Applique Pattern Completed

By Darlene Sabo
on December 10, 2018

Folk Flowers Applique Pattern Completed

Well, I was able to finish up my latest wool applique pattern. I did indeed quilt the entire background with Moire wool thread! I used basic embroidery stitches throughout; nothing too complicated. I will use a piece of driftwood to hang this one.                                                          The next step is the publication, which is our list of things to do this week. So look for this new release shortly along with The Garden Dove.

Folk Flowers, A Wool Applique Pattern

By Darlene Sabo
on December 02, 2018

Folk Flowers, A Wool Applique Pattern

                     Here is a closeup view of one of the main flowers. I chain stitched around the perimeter, added sprigs of lazy-daisy stitches and colonial knots. All with Moire Rustic wool thread.

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