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Owl Woolie

I have an addiction to wool, the texture, the patterns in it, and working with it. See this little collection of pin cushions? I call little projects like this a woolie.

Owl Woolie - My little bowl full of woolie pin cushions - piecefulthoughts.com (c) 2017

A friend stopped by the other day and commented about the little owl woolie. She likes owls, so I told her I’d make her one. It’s also the perfect time of year for digging into my wool stash and do some creating.

The pattern for the owl woolie is a Half Pints pattern from Buttermilk Basin. If you like it, they have both the pattern and kits available on their website (I’m not an affiliate, just giving you an FYI). It’s a bit difficult to find on their site; search under Woolen Pin Cushions.

I use a light table to trace the woolie pattern onto Steam A Seam Lite. Digging through my bin full of wool scraps for the little pieces is part of the fun, and I can make my larger pieces last longer. I fused the pieces together and used a blanket stitch as I stitched around each piece.

I use walnut shells for filling. It gives a little weight so it sits nicely in a corner (or a bowl). Polyfil can easily be used too.

Owl Woolie - Buttermilk Basin's Half Pints Owl Woolen Pin Cushion, all ready to gift to a friend - piecefulthoughts.com (c) 2017

What about you? Do you work with wool? What’s your favorite autumn project?

Stop back on Friday and I’ll show you the Autumn Calling quilt all finished. See you then!

Linking up with Susan for Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication and Lorna for Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Wendy