Hi! Welcome to Snuggles Quilts for my stop on the Text it! blog hop. If you’ve never been to my web site, feel free to poke around. I am a scrap quilter that loves to use fabric and wool applique in many of my designs. You can view them here in my shop. I blog weekly about quilting sharing tips and tricks I use while making my creations. You can sign up for my blog feed and also my monthly newsletter on my home page. And, most importantly, you will become very familiar with my studio companion, Addie the cat, if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram.
Sherri Noel’s book, Text it! has so many fun projects, I had a hard time choosing the one I wanted to make. Then I saw the 1 Sheep quilt and I knew immediately that I wanted to make it. I love applique and I also like doing wool applique on fabric so I thought this would be a great project for me.
Here’s my finished quilt:
In Sherri’s book, the sheep is created using fabric applique, which I love to do as well, but I thought I would make my quilt with wool pieces, for the sheep’s body, appliqued to fabric to make him extra fuzzy!
I hunted through my drawers of wool and pulled out a variety to use as the sheep’s body, head and legs. I think I found some that works well with the background.
On to the creation….. I use fusible web in my wool applique so the next step was to trace my templates on the fusible web and then fuse them to the selected pieces of wool. If you want to learn more about my wool applique process, I have a blog post here that gives you some tips. Also, I have two stitching tutorials here and here.
Next up was to use my design wall to layout the sheep body. This was the fun part. Shifting around the wool circles to get the color distribution I wanted. I used small pins to anchor things in place so it was easy to move them around. Once I had the layout I liked, I followed the manufacturers instructions for the fusible web and fused my design to the fabric.
Now it was time to stitch! For wool applique, I use chenille needles, size 22 or 24, Valdani Perle Cotton, size 8 (usually neutral colors) and I always have some Roxanne’s Glue Baste-it on hand in case the pieces I have fused to the background fabric by ironing lift a bit during stitching.
Ahhhh… this is where the fun starts ….. dealing with my studio friend while trying to stitch….
Once I managed to get the design stitched to the background, I pieced and attached the checkerboard border and machine quilted the quilt. I used an overall loops and stars meandering design in the center portion of the quilt and then a leaf design in the border. Here’s a blog post I did on machine quilting tips.
Here’s close up of the quilting:
So now it’s time to tell you about the prizes in the giveaway! One lucky blog reader will win a copy of Sherri’s book, Text it! to make these fun projects! Unfortunately, this prize is only available to participants in the US (laws beyond our control). However, there is also a chance to win 2 large spools of Aurifil thread that can be shipped anywhere in the world! I am also drawing a winner to receive a pack of my most recent pattern releases. To be entered in the drawing, leave me a comment on whether you have a special sewing companion or, if you don’t have a pet, your favorite quilting technique. Be sure to mention in the comment if you are a US resident so it will be easier to determine who is eligible for the book drawing.
I wish to thank Sherri for letting me take part in this blog hop. It’s been so much fun and I enjoyed making this project so much, I’m going to make others from the book too! You can order the book from Amazon, Martingale or get a signed copy of Text it! directly from Sherri.
Below is the blog hop schedule for the whole hop. Feel free to go back and visit the blogs you’ve missed because the drawings will not take place until after the hop is over! *** We Have our winners! Congrats Joyce, Jen and Jennifer! You’ll be getting an email from me with details.****
Happy Quilting & Hopping!
MONDAY MARCH 4 –
BEE HAPPY PAMELA JANE MORGAN – WWW.MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES.COM
SHARON LILABELLE LANE – WWW.LILABELLELANECREATIONS.COM
TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt
LAURA PILAND – WWW.SLICEOFPIQUILTS.COM
LEANNE PARSONS – WWW.DEVOTEDQUILTER.COM
KATIE MUTER STARCHER – WWW.KATIEMAEQUILTS.COM
WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK
KATE COLLERAN – WWW.SEAMSLIKEADREAM.COM
CHERYL DAINES BROWN – WWW.QUILTERCHIC.COM
DORIE HRUSKA – WWW.FOREVER-QUILTING.COM
THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt
JEN SHAFFER – WWW.PATTERNSBYJEN.BLOGSPOT.COM
LYNN KANE – WWW.PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS.COM
TARA MILLER – WWW.QUILTDISTRICT.COM
FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging
ELLEN AULT – WWW.HANDMADE3D.ME/MAINBLOG/
SHERRI NOEL – WWW.REBECCAMAEDESIGNS.COM
MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt
DEANNE EISENMAN – WWW.SNUGGLESQUILTS.COM
RAEWYN BARGE – WWW.STITCHINGFARMGIRL.BLOGSPOT.COM
SUSAN PELLAND – WWW.SUEPELLANDDESIGNS.COM
TUESDAY MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW
JOANNE HARRIS – WWW.QUILTSBYJOANNE.BLOGSPOT.CA
PATTY DUDEK – WWW.ELMSTREETQUILTS.COM
ANDY KNOWLTON – WWW.ABRIGHTCORNER.COM
SANDRA STARLEY – WWW.UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER.BLOGSPOT.COM
CINDY PIETERS – WWW.STITCHINATHOME.COM
WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging
BECCA FENSTERMAKER – WWW.PRETTYPINEY.COM
KATIE BOCK – WWW.SEWINGWITHKATIE.BLOGSPOT.COM
ALLA BLANCA – WWW.RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES.BLOGSPOT.COM
THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW
TERRI BANDEN BOSCH – WWW.MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK.BLOGSPOT.COM
WILLOW OLSON – WWW.BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM
ERIN SAMPSON – http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/
FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT
LAUREN WRIGHT – WWW.MOLLYANDMAMA.COM.AU
SANDRA HEALY – WWW.SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS.COM
CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH – http://www.cheryllynchquilts.blogspot.com/
SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP
SHERRI NOEL – WWW.REBECCAMAEDESIGNS.COM
Lisa Marie says
So cute! I have an aunt who loves sheep things so they always catch my eye. No pets here, but I often make images of animals for my quilts using my favorite technique which is paper piecing. Thanks for sharing! I am in the US.
Kathy R, says
We have a dog & he looks for attention when my son leaves. So he can interrupt my sewing, sometime in a good way or to chase him when he has stolen something he should’t have. I’m in the US.
Kathy N says
No pets here, however, Frankie, my flamingo buddy keeps me comoany when I sew. Hello, from PA.
We grew up raising sheep and this project is one I want to do for my brother’s expected baby! We only have a puppy at this time but love all animals. We are in the USA.
I am a newbie to wool applique and really liked your tutorials. Your quilt is adorable. No pets here, but my daughter’s dog loves to lay right next to me when I am sewing at her house.
Michelle Barker says
Hello! I don’t have a pet so my sewing companion is spotify. My favorite seeing technique? Hmmm I like to do machine applique. Also, foundation piecing with freezer paper. And just regular piecing. I think I like all of it! (I live in the USA)
I like wool. From Montana.
Jenniffer Howling says
I always love how you can take an applique pattern and use different materials in it to give you different textures and looks. One of the dogs is usually keeping an eye on me or helping to support my arm as I work. Very cute pattern. Live in the US
I don’t have cats anymore but I do have a dog by the door. Love the sheep.
Bizzy Kitty is my companion. She supervises from the window sill next to my sewing table. If Bizzy isn’t on the sill, she’s sleeping on her personal cat-size quilt.
P.S. I’m in California.
I love your sheep, great idea to use the wool for the circles. I made the sheep as well and it’s lovely to see another version of the pattern 🙂
Rosalind Gutierrez says
I like to make 9-Patch quilts and kitty quilts even if I don’t have one. I’m from Arizona.
Your quilt is sweet! I have had many cats over the years but none were interested much in my quilting. They did like to be in the same room sometimes….! I live in the US!
Leanne Parsons says
I love the colours you chose for your sheep 🙂
I have a dog and a cat who always seem to be under my feet when I’m in my craft cave. My favorite machine quilting technique is organic straight lines – no measuring, no marking, just pedal to the metal and GO! I mostly hand quilt, though, in big-stitch style. Your project is adorable!
Anna brown says
Nope not anymore. .But I do get together and sew with my mom… firstname.lastname@example.org elsie, michigan
That sheep is so darling!
Sharon Aurora says
Cleah, our kitty is sometimes my quilting companion. It depends on her mood and what others in the house are doing.
I’m a US resident.
I don’t have a pet, so my favorite technique is free motion quilting. I live in the US.
Rachel C says
I have a little 6 lb puppy who likes to help with everything 🙂
Rachel C says
Also, I am in the US!
Joyce Schroeder says
I haven’t got a furry companion to quilt with, but my favorite quilting technique is needle turn appliqué. Here in Michigan, it is second only to hand quilting on my lap with a hoop (as it helps to keep me warm in the winter).
I love that sheep!! I do a crafting day once a month with my friend Molly! And either her cat or my dog are with us sewing and crafting! Hello from MI USA
My dog, Monty, just wanders around while I am sewing. Thank you for a lovely giveaway, I live in England. x
I do have a quilting companion – my cat Percy. He does all of the helpful things like quilt inspection, fabric selection, block construction, etc. He has tried to be a fabric cutter too! I live in Canada. Thanks!
I have three little quilting helpers. There’s Ardbark the dog and Heelboom and Cabby the kitties. We get a bunch done when all three decide to help 🤣🤣…thankfully most of the time just napping near me keeps them content. I’d love to win your patterns, the thread any of it would be wonderful. I’m in The US. Thank you.
Danette Stankovich says
I do have a quilting companion. She usually occupies my ironing board the past year. Her name is Lucky and she is a cat. I live in the USA. Thank you.
LINDA DOUGLAS says
Hi, without a quilting companion right now? Hardly know how to quilt ! Thanks for sharing!
Cathy L Wilson says
We live in the country and I am extremely allergic to cat dander so my two kitties are unable to keep me company in my sewing room. I know they would be excellent assistants if they were allowed inside! I live in Texas.
Susan Melgaard says
Love this sheep quilt. So very cute!
Love the sheep! Brings back memories from high school when I raised 2 lambs for 4-H projects. My sewing buddy is my adorable Westie, she’s always right by my chair. I’m from Texas.
Debra Miller says
Really cute quilt! It did make me start thinking 1 sheep-2 sheep-red sheep-blue sheep! I have a miniature dachshund quilting companion but she is now so old she mostly sleeps on the job. I live is the US.
Susan Stanton says
My sewing companion is my little Maltese puppy. She follows me around all day long! I live in Texas.
Your sheep quilt is very cute and clever (b/c I would never have thought to use wool)!
I have a large dog who spends time with me in the studio. When she gets tired of me at the sewing machine she uses her muzzle (again-very large) to bump my arm so I can’t sew. Then I know it is time to take a break.
Thanks for the chance to win the book and thread.
Terri Hauge says
No pets in our household. I love your quilt. I enjoy working with felted wool. I have a group of friends who work on projects together – Woolie Wonders.
Marilyn Robinson says
Great idea to make a sheep quilt out of wool scraps!
Laura M says
Love your wool applique project. I have a cat and live in Canada.
Susan Spiers says
I have a schitzupoo named Sara – shoes knows not to mess with any of my sewing stuff & she’s almost always a good girl! Thank you, Susan in Mississippi, USA!
I don’t have a furry companion, but I always have my phone with me and listen to audio books or podcasts as I sew.
I love texture like this too. Thanks for such a nice giveaway. (US resident)
Susan the Farm Quilter says
Your sheep is adorable, as is your quilting companion!!
Nancy A says
When our girls were growing up, I had two sewing cat companions who liked to be on my sewing table while I sewed. But now there are too many people allergic to cats in our family, so we don’t have any fur babies. I live in Alabama.
Kathy E. says
I do have a sewing companion! He is an Australian Shepard named Jax. He will search out any piece of fabric that is on my sewing room floor and plop his 40 pounds down on it. Why? It always amazes me! duchick at gmail dot com
My ginger kitty has been sleeping all day in my sewing room on one of my quilts. He’s spoiled.
Sue D says
He is gone now but I had a cat named Monty who liked to set on all my projects.
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