wool applique- a vase

A little quilt I finally got finished at our quilt retreat last weekend was this wool applique picture:
You might remember when I’ve shown progress photos along the way here and here. I started it last year in a workshop with Sue Spargo when she was last in Australia. It has been a project that I’ve loved doing, working with wool is lovely because it is nice to handle, easy to sew- don’t have to worry about turning under seam allowances, and wool comes in great bright colours as well!
The workshop was mainly to show us the many different stitches you can use and to give ideas on how to vary them for different effects, as well as an intro into a luscious variety of wool threads that are available. We chose which flower shapes we would use, and where to place them and which stitches to use where. Lots of our own creative input.
On the weekend, all I had left to do was to sandwich the quilt and quilt and bind it. I did some free-hand quilting, using a variegated thread…
with some leaves around the vase..
and then bound it using the same hand-dyed purple fabric as in the small border. I machine-sewed the binding on (instead of turning over and hand-sewing it down)- a technique I’ve been using more and more with smaller quilts and wall-hangings.
I am very happy with it- it turned out well!