Monday I sandwiched both halves of my queen bed quilt made from the Nicey Jane jelly roll.
I used the wool batting. It’s lovely, soft, puffy, and feels “tender”. I’m sure it would be easy to hand quilt. It’s making me a little nervous, because it doesn’t have the firmness and stability I’m used to with the cotton batting. Still, it hasn’t given me any trouble, just feels odd. I have done the stitch in the ditch stabilizing between all the blocks with the walking foot. All seems well. I think it’s lighter weight than the cotton to rest on my shoulder, etc.
Now I’m trying out some stencils on the 12″ blocks. I have a large feather wreath that I like, and a tulip stencil that goes well with the florals on so many of the fabrics. I’m looking at some leaf/vine designs for the sashing and borders.
What are you working on? Something fun, I hope.
I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
April 17, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Your Nicey Jane quilt is looking really pretty. Are you going to quilt by hand or machine? I have that same stencil and was thinking about using it soon. Can’t wait to see how yours turns out. Have fun!
April 17, 2013 at 7:46 PM
I really like your top Valerie! I think we all have that one stencil with the feathers, LOL! Let me know how the wool batting is working out for you because I want to put a layer of wool and a layer of cotton batt in my Easy Street quilt (If I ever get there…) Can’t wait to see what it’ll look like when you’re done quilting!
April 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Very nice! I haven’t ever used wool batting–I get extremely itchy around almost all wools so I’ve always been a little afraid of getting it near me. But I can imagine it would make a really nice batting. If it didn’t make one itch. Anyway, love your top. Looking forward to more progress pics!
April 18, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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April 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM
This quilt is so light, bright and springy. Your choices of quilting designs are really pretty, especially since the quilt itself has so many straight lines.
April 18, 2013 at 6:04 PM
I love the colours in your quilt!
April 20, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Really fresh and cheerful. I am working (though not at this moment) the Star Sampler and Petrillo bag.