baa, black sheep

 I've seen some interesting things in my 14years of longarm quilting. 

But this may have been the most interesting.

I got a call from Helene.

 Helene has sheep and wanted to use their wool for her quilt. Would I do it?

Helene brought out the wool and I'll admit, I wouldn't have guessed it was 'homemade'. Well, not exactly homemade. The sheep get sheared and Helene washes the wool a minimum of 7 times; combing the wool each time to get all the bits and pieces out of it.

It then goes to a factory where they batt the wool.

 The catch? The wool needs fluffed before it can be used.

And fluffed A LOT.

There was one thing I discovered with the wool. I knew it was very delicate. It was also very heavy. And when it was hanging on my machine, the weight of it began to tear the batting.
See how thick it is?

In the end, it quilted up beautifully. 
And was this quilt ever heavy!

The wool gave the quilt a gorgeous trapunto look.

quilted with Linna's Charm

quilt monday

 Hands down, this is one of my favourite patterns. 

Mod Charms

Our oldest asked for a new quilt for his birthday and this was the perfect quilt.

I love the simplicity of the pattern. 
I wanted the quilting to soften the quilt and went with one of my favourites, Malachite.

I went with one of my favourite backings. 
The flannel washes up beautifully and is so warm and snuggly.

This pattern is so quick. 
Want one of your own?
 It's a free pattern, you can find it here.

I can't wait to make another.

Happy Monday :)

We are slowly settling into a new fall routine, it's weird not having anyone in school. And it's even weirder having all the boys home doing post-secondary online. 

But I have been able to find more sewing time which is always a good thing.

I've seen a HST quilt on pinterest for the longest time. And I finally decided I wanted one of my own.
I sent a picture to Erica at Studio39 and a few days later I got a package of happiness. 
Soon after I had this.

That pop of mustard might be my favourite.

I've also started working with an organization here that came out of the covid shutdown; Rising Mama Collective.
 I've been donating baby quilts to the new moms in the baby baskets and started three more girl quilts using the fabric line, My Unicorn. Fingers crossed I can get these finished this week!

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