This week I’m taking a workshop taught by Sue Spargo. I don’t have much experience with wool, so I was anxious to get my supplies together and really think through what I would need to bring. You know, overthinking the actual supply list…
In an effort to test some approaches, I somehow have ended up with a decent start on the center of the Greenbrier quilt. Oops.
The testing involves lightweight fusible web which I have heard is great with wool. It is working great as a stabilizer and raw-edge-keeper-togetherer. At some point, however, I will have quite a few layers of it and there will be swearing and gnashing of teeth when this becomes a problem (note: NOT hand quilting this thing). Although, hmm, in spots it is not stuck on the wool terribly well so maybe I could actually cut some of it away to create a windowpane effect. And the reason I couldn’t use the windowpane approach from the get-go is that I am appliqueing shapes to a larger piece and then cutting the larger base piece to shape…the base piece may or may not change in size somewhat while it’s being stitched to. If you know what I mean. And therein lies the overthinking.
Sue is going to hate me.
Pardon me, I’m going to go make a Valentine’s pillow case now.