A Week of Wool

When this time of year comes, and the temps begin to cool, I often dig out a wool project or two. I’ve had a few going already, so let’s take a look at what has been keeping me occupied this week.

I think I needed a change of pace from piecing quilts, so this week I have worked entirely in wool. I even sketched out my own design and finished it. Wool is so forgiving to work with, and I enjoy the patterns and the texture of the fabric. These little projects keep me busy if we decide to watch a show, so I often prep them during the day and stitch them in the evenings.

I’ve mentioned in earlier posts that I am working on two separate projects — one Block of the Month and one Mystery Block. Some of these that I am showing you today are for those projects.

Block 3 of the Block of the Month from Woolen Willow.

And this one.

The Mystery Block of the Month for August from River’s Edge Antiques & Quilt Loft

We had friends over last Friday evening, so I pulled out all of my fall decor to have my house ready. That put me in the mood to stitch up a few fun things for the month of October. This one will be a pincushion and will be gifted.

This is a free download I found awhile ago of a pattern from Shirley Hudson Designs.

Just for fun, I decided to sketch up my own design and put it together. Actually it was just another excuse to use that fun black and white speckled wool. It is a piece from Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop and it is really thick, soft and fun because it is reversible. In the picture below, the cat is made from one side of the wool; the bat from the other.

Harvest Moon, before it has been stitched.

I just picked up this cute little pattern & kit by Cath’s Pennies Designs, aptly named “Let It Snow”. When finished it will be a cute little ornament. This is also a gift.


I have one more block for the Mystery Block of the Month that I’m still stitching. I plan to finish some of these blocks this weekend.

Speaking of gifts, I was recently given this unique pincushion. Isn’t it lovely? It’s handy when slow stitching, because not only is it a place for your pins, but the spoon makes it weighted so it stays put. I love unique and useful gifts!


Happy stitching, y’all! May your stitches be straight and your seam ripper idle!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.

6 thoughts on “A Week of Wool”

    1. Thank you, Vicki! My scrap basket has a mix of wool and wool felt all tumbled together. I’m caught up with most of my wool projects now, so I’m not sure what I’ll play with today! Isn’t this cooler Minnesota weather lovely? Enjoy your weekend!

  1. You’re kidding about the spoon pincushion! I love it, but I’ve never seen anything like it. I have some vintage pure silver spoons…they may become pincushion gifts. Well, without the crochet. That I can’t do.

    Your wool projects are adorable. I can’t pick a favorite!

    1. Thank you, Mary! A friend just gifted it to me, and I think it is so clever and cute! I don’t know who thought of it, but I would’ve never come up with that idea.

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