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2017-06-01 Perennial Favorites Block of the Month (sold out)

     To be Released Fall 2017!
           “Perennial Favorites”    
         Wool Appliqué & Sashiko
            Dimensions 44" x 60"
          11 month program
                                                                   #9 11½” x 11½” finished blocks
                                                                               #2 border blocks

I am very excited to offer you early registration for my new "Perennial Favorites" BOM in the works.   Perennial Favorites is a nine patch quilt of garden flowers combining wool applique and Sashiko. Brighten up your winter months working on this new adventure. only 2 embroidery stitches to use for embellishment. 

The background fabric is lovely Essex, from Robert Kaufman, a linen/cotton blend with a weighty hand that is stable enough to hold the wool applique but with a loose enough weave to easily pull thick sashiko thread through it.

Working with Wool is a bit like working with real flowers: the soft textural feel of wool is delightful  and there are NO edges to turn. Flowers can be easily fussy cut and embellished with threads to appear dimensional. Foliage is outlined in light green thread with a simple Sashiko running stitch. 

Program includes:
  • Instruction & assembly booklet with sashiko, applique, and embroidery techniques                     
  • Sashiko Needles
  • Sashing batik
  • 6 skeins of 22yd of Light Green Olympus Sashiko thread
  • Design transfer paper
Each month you will receive:

  • Pattern for one block or border
  • Instructions
  • Wool for appliqué from Olympic Wool Works
  • Essex black background


Blocks: Finished: 11½” x 11½”

  • Fuchsia
  • Iris
  • Poppies
  • Bleeding Hearts
  • Dogwood
  • Pansies
  • Lilies
  • Tulips
  • Passionflower

Threads for wool applique and Embellishment are not included in the BOM price. Many of you who work with wool already have thread in your stash.

We will offer optional collections:

Genziana Wool/Acrylic thread
Invisifil thread
Perle #8
Embroidery thread