Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wool Brick Quilt

This is a beautiful wool quilt pieced by Denise. She used wool samples to create a variegated brick wall quilt.

The length of each row varied, so I thought it would be an artsy idea to incorporate some of the excess trim into the binding--a few strips of wool pieced to some of the gray flannel used for the backing. I gave it a go but the wool proved to be too thick to wrap around. I used the gray flannel exclusively and it was a good contrast and frame to the bright colors of the wool.

After stitching in the ditch, I quilted 1/4" on both sides of the seam line. I color matched the thread for each row so the thread would blend and not detract the eye from the overall color of the quilt.

The backing is a medium gray Shadowplay by Maywood Fabrics. By stitching-in-the-ditch, the backing looks like a gray brick wall.

Denise plans to give this quilt to family members living overseas. It will be a treasured heirloom!

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