Tuesday, May 05, 2015

100 Blocks Volume 11 Blog Tour

Welcome to Little Quilts!  We're so excited to have a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 11.   We love flags and  everything patriotic.  We hope the upcoming patriotic holidays will inspire you to try our block, combining cotton with wool applique, to make this block as a pillow, little quilt, or a medallion center.
We pieced the background in scrappy reds, creams, and blues, and then added a wool applique swag. We carry hand dyed wool in the store and love using it in our blocks because it adds such rich color and texture and it's so easy to do! If you are 'allergic to traditional applique'...this is the block for you! Simply fuse the shapes down and use a hand or machine buttonhole stitch to secure the edges - no needle turn stitching or fraying edges!
We'd love to hear if you've tried wool applique before!  Share your comments below and one lucky winner will receive a free copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 11!
We hope you're having fun and finding lots of good quilting tips from all the designers.  Check out Quiltmaker for more information about other designers in the tour and how to win more prizes!

117 comments:

GranChris said...

I like wool applique because of the nice neat edges. Great block. Your stitches are nicer then mine.

Nancy said...

I have never tried wool applique but I love the look of it!

shelleyjwilliams said...

I have a kit, but I have never tried wool applique before. You have inspired me to try it! Willsjgl@comcast.net

Anita said...

I have tried wool appliqué before.

Allison said...

I've not tried wool applique yet but hope to soon.

kt said...

I have not tried wool applique yet--it's on my list of things to try! Love the look of it.

Marcia Hoekstra said...

I have never tried wool applique.

Michele said...

I've tried wool applique. I need to become better about the embroidery part of it-- never know what stitches or how much I should embellish.

martha said...

I love to do wool applique!
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Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

Love looking at all this creativity!!! thanks for the opportunity!

Tspoon said...

Never tried it, but I have done the patterns using cottons.

MoniqueB said...

I have never tried wool applique and it sounds so interesting!

Julie said...

I am allergic to wool. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Mary said...

Your block is very pretty. I have admired many wool projects that I've seen in stores and magazines, but have hesitated in trying it. I already have a mountainous stash of fabric and fear adding what could be lots more.

Vicki in MN said...

I have done a little wool applique.

Beth at Quilting Hottie Haven said...

I love the look of wool applique, especially when quilters use it for more modern blocks in brighter colors. It's so unexpected and yet adorable and cool!

I personally do not wool applique because I have never been able to touch wool without getting the heebie jeebies. I don't know why! So I have to admire from afar. However, I wanted to comment because I've been quilting for 20 years and my very first applique quilt was made from your "Little Quilts" book - the ABC with blanket stitching. I made about 12 of them for all my fertile friends in the early 90s!

sandi said...

Congrats on a wonderful block! I have not tried wool applique. Thanks for a chance to win.

Martina said...

Lovely block! I tried wool applique already and love it very much!

Debbie Rhodes said...

Love your block.. would be a good addition to a quilt of valor...

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Lee Ann L. said...

What a neat block! I would have to make it with cotton because wool makes me itch like crazy!

Brenda E. said...

Been saving some wool to do a special project. Hopefully will be completed soon!

Lisa Marie said...

I haven't tried wool applique yet, but I hope to one day. Your block is lovely!

kris said...

I've never tried wool applique before.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I've never used wool applique, but I'm getting more and more tempted the more I see! Thanks for the chance to win :)
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have never tried wool applique. I bought wool once, but never have used it. Maybe this is the project to use it with :-)

Cecilia said...

Great block! I haven't tried wool appliqué before, but it is on my bucket list.

Bonnie said...

What a perfect block for the 4th of July holiday! I have never tried wool applique, but after seeing your block I will have to give it a try. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love wool applique on cotton--so relaxing--totally stress free applique! Your block is adorable!

Donna Cutting said...

I love the look of wool applique but have not tried it.

Jennifer said...

Oh, this would be a perfect block to make for my desk at work! I have a seasonal little quilt on display - helps me remember what's really important as I slave away at making a living. :-)

sunny said...

I love wool applique. Because it doesn't fray or have to be turned under, it's a joy to work with. Thanks for a chance to win.

Deborah DeBerry said...

Have never done any applique before. It is on my bucket list. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vivian said...

Two of my favorite things -- Little Quilts and wool applique! This would make a great pillow for the upcoming holidays.

Pat V. said...

I am so allergic to wool that I can't work with it. But I still think this is a very unique block, great job!

Pat V. said...

I am so allergic to wool that I can't work with it. But I still think this is a very unique block, great job!

sophie said...

I confess that I have collected wool for appliqué and even bought a couple kits ... though I haven't finished any wool appliqué project.

utahoosier said...

I have tried wool applique and I really enjoy it.

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~Kris~ said...

I have tried wool appliqué and find it very easy to do. Your block is a big winner in my book.

Patricia said...

Love the applique but I am allergic to wool.

Nancy Sue said...

Have never attempted wool appliqué… this maybe my lucky pool,, to dabble my feet in and and try...

Tinliz said...

I have done other applique, but never wool.
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Loris said...

Cute block and perfect for the summer holidays coming up!
I have tried a little wool applique. Hard to beat the look and feel of wool :-)
thank you for joining the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks tour.

Margaret Andrews said...

What a fun block. I love your colors. I have never used wool applique before but I am always ready to learn something new...just have to get some wool! Thanks so much for sharing your block.

delaineelliott said...

I have not tried wool applique yet, but I definitely want to! Thanks!

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Sandra said...

I love wool applique but I have never tried this before. I love the projects and maybe some day I can attempt this wonderful project. Thank you for being a part of the QM's 100 blocks, Volume 11, blog tour and giving all of us the chance to win a copy of this exciting and priceless magazine.

Sandi Timmons
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BJK said...

I am attempting the Summertime Sampler by Erica Kaprow in wool...definitely a challenge even though I enlarged it to 130 percent...

BJK said...

I am attempting the Summertime Sampler by Erica Kaprow in wool...definitely a challenge even though I enlarged it to 130 percent...

Dana Gaffney said...

I haven't done wool applique, but I've been wanting to try it.

WoolenSails said...

Love summer and americana pieces and using wool is a wonderful way to add appliqué without needle turn.

Debbie

Quilting Tangent said...

Never tried wool applique. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Sandy Curtis said...

never tried wool applique, I do hand applique while watching TV.
great block for July 4th!

Dorothy H said...

Lovely blocks.. This issue is a MUST for me.

JANET said...

I love the look of wool applique, but too many wool loving bugs around here, so wool is out of the question.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Still hope to try wool someday. Great block.

Margaret said...

I have not tried wool applique but I would love to. Just need to find out where I can get the wool.

Lori said...

congrats. this is a very fun block. no I have never tried wool applique before. looks like a lot of fun.
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Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

How fun! I love wool applique, but never thought of adding it to quilt blocks...you've opened my eyes :o) Thank you so much for an opportunity to win a copy of Volume 11!

mlb said...

Wool applique don't get me started. It's as addicting as piecing,I love it!

Elizabeth said...

Although I've done felt applique, I've never used actual wool. I keep felting wool garments and never get around to using them.

Becky Rabalais said...

Congrats on your block appearing in 100 Blocks!!!

SoccerMom said...

Very fun block, it reminds me of summer. I have done wool applique and LOVE it. I prefer it to traditional applique. I love working with wool.

JoyceLM said...

Cute block - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

Cynthia Knapp said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. Your block is so cute! I have not tried wool applique, yet. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Cathy B said...

I am just beginning to try wool. I just love the look of it. My first project has been a name tag to ear at my guild meetings. I am hooked and want to do more!! I love your block! Congratulations for having your block in the magazine!

Marla's Crafts said...

Very nice for sharing. What a great magazine.

Linda Big D said...

Although I used to do garment sewing with wool, I've never done wool applique, so it is on my "bucket list." I was tempted to buy some wool scraps at our latest quilt show, but missed out. Love your pattern.

Judy1522 said...

I am doing my first wool applique project now and loving it. Your block would be fun to make for the 4th of July.

Ellen said...

I have not done any wool applique yet. But just purchased one last year and haven't worked on it yet.

LesQuilts said...

Great block! One of my favourite stitching technique is wool appliqué! Soooo much texture! Will watch for your block in the magazine! Take care, Leslie

Anonymous said...

I've never tried wool applique but have something in my mind now..thank you...martamanole@yahoo.com...marta

Joanna said...

It's great to see a patriotic block that's unique and pretty.

wendy said...

Cute block! I like the addition of wool applique. Thanks!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Cute block!

Kathy H said...

I do like wool applique and enjoy patriotic blocks.

Melody Lutz said...

I have never tried wool...not yet anyway.

Julie in WA said...

Wool applique is completely foreign to me! I have never been fond of hands sewing, but I think the un-fray-ability of wool would make it worth a try!

Diantha said...

I have never used wool applique - it's something I will try in the future.

Laura Ferdal said...

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Emily C said...

Lovely block. I love fusible applique. I liked the turn under version for many years, it is amazing how much faster fusible applique is.

Lorraine Le Blanc said...

Love your block! I have not tried wool applique.

Cathryn said...

Love the flag background! That would be fun to do.

Deb said...

I've never tried wool applique.

minibea12 said...

I've never tried wool applique before!
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Susan Arnold said...

I'm with you--I love red, white, and blue!

Walter said...

I love working with wool and applique is my favorite technique. Thks pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

pharmgirl75 said...

I have never tried wool applique. Maybe someday!

Marie said...

I enjoy wool applique because the edges don't need any special treatment.

Joyful Quilter said...

I've been working on a wool sampler for ... um to protect the guilty maybe I should say how long. ;o)

LizA. said...

I've not tried wool appliqué yet but I do felt appliqué on christmas stockings so I can't believe it's much different.

Rachell said...

I've never tried wool applique. My applique skills are definitely expanding and I'm getting more confident, so I should try this technique.
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Lee said...

I like to wool applique - I love the look of it!

Terri said...

Patriotic colors and flowers. Nothing say summer better than that! I have not tried wool applique yet, but my Mom has. She's hooked!

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Laurie Parrack said...

I have never tried wool applique before, it does look fun though. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine. I love the patriotic look of the block

nancyr said...

I have never tried wool applique but I love how it looks!

vwlady said...

I've never tried wool applique but like the way it looks.

Tina Jeo said...

My LQS has kits that I've always wanted to try. Maybe I will now. This is a lovely block.

craftygramma said...

I have a few kits but have not recovered from an injury enough to brave them.

Yours is very cute.

thanks

MissPat said...

Have not tried wool applique. My applique talents are sadly lacking.

Barb said...

I have not tried wool applique as yet.

Wanda said...

I have not tried wool applique but like the way it looks. Will have to give it a try.

Jill Hicks said...

I haven't done much wool appliqué, but I want to do more.

Linda said...

I've never tried wool appliqué, I want to try wool needle felted animals

Lisa E said...

Easy applique is good. Great block.

Lisa E said...

I have tried wool applique before, and it's so easy!

YankeeQuilter said...

This block will make such a pretty little pillow!

VA said...

Our local shop had a block of the month last year with wool applique. I'd never tried that before, and it was really fun!

Karen Thurn said...

Nope, never tried wool applique but it's on my list of "to dos" along with about a couple dozen other things. kthurn@bektel.com

Auntie Clark said...

I love wool appliqué and making little quilts using it!
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Gill said...

I've never tried wool applique

Anonymous said...

I've never tried wool applique. funnylady93@nyc.rr.com

Debbie P said...

Nice block!! I find wool applique so relaxing and fun to do - no fraying edges and there are so many rich colors!

Dody said...

I'm allergic not wool. But I love your block!

Sharon said...

Cutest block ever!!!

Kathy Sue said...

Ar a retired Army nurse And the daughter of TWO WWll vets (including one of Patton's nurses) I love all things red, white and blue and I do so love your block. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Cute block. I've never tried wool applique. Thanks.

arlette said...

Cute blog