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Friday, November 28, 2014

Bertie's Winter - Wool Applique from "Out of Hand"

Isn't this the cutest wall quilt ever? The pattern is called "Bertie's Winter" by Bonnie Sullivan.

Anyone thinking of taking up wool applique or have room for another project must get these kits (4 in all).  Dierde from"Out of Hand", a very unique quilt/needle craft store here in Calgary made this sweet wall quilt as a sample for a block of the month she held a while back.  Dierdre did mention that she still has a few kits left which include the hand dyed wool, all the buttons, pattern and the fabric for the borders - at a great price.

The quilting is custom, stitching around the applique and then adding some texture in each individual block and borders.  Because of the thread match you can't see much of the design - hopefully some of the texture.  I can't say enough about how adorable this piece is and the workmanship is impeccable.


  1. Beautiful job, Nancy! My winter take-along project this year is a wool applique quilt - Words to Live By - hopefully can get all the blocks done and do the piecing in the spring. Maybe I'll look for this one for next year! Happy Quilting - Bev

  2. Beautiful job, Nancy. I love this quilt - it's so sweet and festive. Was it harder to quilt as it's wool? What thread and weight did you use?

  3. Thanks Kim, it really is adorable isn't it. I used a polyester thread, 40 weight, no trouble quilting what so ever. I have a couple more wool projects in the queue, hope to have them done and ready to share soon.