In honor of the cold weather sweeping the nation, I thought I’d show off my wool quilt.
Way back when, my Mom had a pattern company. One of her patterns had little wool hearts, and my Mom included the wool fabric for the hearts with the pattern.
When I was fairly new in my quilting adventures I took all of her leftover wool and made two quilts. Here is the one I kept, and one of my brothers has the other. I had to take 1/2″ seams since the wool had a strong tendency to unravel.
These are WARM quilts. Wool on top and a soft flannel for the binding and back. Perfect for cuddling on these cold nights. Well, perfect if you only let the flannel touch the skin. That wool is itchy!
The quilt was made in the “brown paper bag” tradition. All the pieces were placed in a brown paper bag, and as long as what I pulled out weren’t exact matches, they got sewn together. I then quilted it in the ditch on a regular sewing machine. Which was no easy feat considering it is 73″x98″, and did I mention made of wool, batting and flannel?!?
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