Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Rumors are True!

You've seen some of the wool pieces I've purchased over the past few months, you've heard me talk about wool, but you haven't seen any of my work! I'm here to quell any rumors that I'm all talk and no show! I really DO work with wool and here is a project I began today.

It will be the center applique on Jo Morton's Baby Rose quilt - from the Jo's Little Women series. The applique was supposed to be in 100% cotton, but I thought it would be fun to do it in wool. The background is a brushed cotton homespun. I'll let it sit tonight using Anne's "big tub" method, then begin stitching the edges tomorrow evening. There will be more sneak peeks of the rest of the quilt as I get further along!

I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend! Ours was rainy and cold! We even had a bit of thunder today. I think my Bernina 630 protested the rain on Saturday by having a large piece below the thread take-up come loose and nearly fall off! I've never seen a Bernina do this, so I brought out my trusty back-up - another Bernina 153QE - Alex Anderson edition, and took the 630 in for service today.

The really good news is we had two showings of the house on Saturday! Actually, one was a realtor doing a walk-thru, but that's really the same thing. We think we might start to get more showings because the $8,000 tax credit will go away Nov 30th. Our realtor said someone needs to be in contract no later than early October to take advantage of the credit. So keep sending that good Karma our way - we can use it!

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi Candace! I am embarrassed to say, I just found the note that I jotted your blog address on this weekend while tidying up my studio! I have missed so much news since you were in my shop~
Speckled Hen in May! Thank you for the nice review and the beautiful photos! Good Luck to you and I hope to see you if you get back into Snohomish! Lynda

Lisa D. said...

Your wool project is absolutely gorgeous! Nice choice of colors. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will get an offer on your house very soon!

Sherri said...

I so love your wool block! One of my goals is to do some work with wool...thinking it will be 2010, though! Good luck with your house!

Kaaren said...

Love that wool! Maybe that's an omen, Candace because methinks this quilt will be perfect for the Squash House.

I had to refresh my memory about Anne's 'big tub' method but when I saw it, I did recall and smiled all over again. Hey, whatever works, huh?

It's going to be a beauty!

Ulla said...

The method sounds very good! Your wools are lovely and they look nice on that background.

Purple and Paisley said...

your wool block is gorgeous! sending good karma your way...☺☺☺

Stephanie said...

Beautiful colors--all warm and toasty. Looking forward more peeks at your lovely work.

AllisonK said...

I adore that you are doing this in wool. It's lovely

Darlene said...

I agree with Kaaren - a new quilt for the Squash House. I'm excited with your new project - I don't do wool but I do enjoy it.

Mary said...

Your block looks so pretty. I have never tried wool applique, but it looks like fun. Good luck with your house. Hope the house showings were productive.

Anne said...

Big tub method? You crack me up girl! Love the way it looks. I might have to do that one too. Sending positive thoughts you way for a sale! That would be awesome.

Quilt Hollow said...

I made this one in wool as well. The wool was easier to work with for sure! Sending good luck thoughts on the sale!!!

Barb said...

I love your wool block! I have a project to complete in wool and hope to get to it someday soon! Good luck with selling your house--your new home looks great!

Kim said...

Well now this makes me all talk and no show...I need to get busy! Love your block. This is going to be gorgeous. Sending more and more good house selling karma your way.

*karendianne. said...

Loading up the Karma Jet - fully fueled! Candace, oh lordy bee that wool project you have going is delightful. Your work is always just so supreme, I always love it. I don't know how this whole thing goes but I look forward to watching the process.

Ratcha-fratcha! Machine trips to the Doctor further proof the back up machine is a good investment. Talking to myself me thinks! *karendianne. and the voices...

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love your project!! and I have my fingers crossed for you and the house!

Karen said...

Wonderful wool block! I have a small collection of wool, but have yet to do anything with it. I really love the look of it and using it with homespuns was an excellent idea.

Jackie said...

Your block is just gorgeous! I love it! I love the big tub method!

I hope the recent showings of your house and the tax credit is going to generate an offer on your home.

Linda said...

Love the block Candace. I've never worked with wool so am wondering how you stitch it down. All the best with the house, I pray it sells so you can move to your Squash House sooner than planned.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Hope you sell! Hope you sell!

Carrie P. said...

I really like your wool block so far. I love working with wool. No edges to worry about.
Good luck with your house selling. Hopefully someone will take advantage of the credit soon.

sewtakeahike said...

I love your wool project Candace! Keeping my fingers crossed about the sale of your home!

Mel said...

Glad you had some showings! The incentive deadline should bring some more through.

Love the wool! Colors are great!

Melanie said...

I love playing with wool too. :-) Good luck with the house sale. Things are slow here but I've read the news that the house market is picking up so I am hopeful.

Karen said...

Candace, I love your wool piece, it's great!
Karen

happy zombie said...

I'm loving your center applique! It's BEAUTIFUL!

Thinking good thoughts about the house!!!!!

Karen said...

The wool version of Jo's quilt is such a good idea. Keep them coming.