Polar Bear Plunge

Joan of MooseStash Quilting, challenge of making something inspired by polar bears, blue, or cold got me to thinking about my Wooly Adventure blocks. They needed to be moved from the WIP’s pile to the working pile. This hop was a good time to do just that.

These wooly blocks are from 2016. So that’s like 6 years ago. Long time. Only two of the blocks are still available from the research I did. Most of the blocks were 8″ in size but a few were 10″. The backgrounds that came with the kits varied and didn’t work well together. Because I wanted to put them in a quilt, that was a problem for me. So I decided to just them on coordinating flannel backgrounds and use a cream flannel to border the 8″ squares to sew up to the 10″ blocks.

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Which Thread Should You Use?

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite designers, Becky Goldsmith. She has a great tutorial breaking down the confusion as to what kind of threads work best with wool. This is something I have struggled with in my process of learning wool applique. There are a variety of threads available and knowing which ones to try first can be overwhelming. Reading about her experience and seeing her examples was very helpful.

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