Monday, December 12, 2016

Wool Batting

I decided to use wool batting for my contemporary quilt, since I had heard that so many competition quilters use it.  It seemed really thick and bouncy to me, but I decided to go ahead and give it a try.  I don't think this was the type of quilt that wool was designed for.  I think it would work a lot better for quilters that want to achieve some kind of loft in a curvy, flowery, feathery quilt that looks like it was stuffed.  But this straight line type of quilting just makes it look like a puffy winter jacket.  My take on it anyway.

I started out thinking I would only do vertical lines, but then changed my mind and decided to put lines both directions and slant them to match the edges of the stripes.  However, somewhere along the way I got another brilliant idea to do the center differently.

All I can say is, it's done and I'm glad that I did it, but I don't like the puffy wool at all in this quilt.  I had to put twice as many rows in the quilt than I had originally planned to try to get it flattened.

Powerline #1


So, every quilt has a story, and every exercise teaches us something new.  How about your quilts and your processes?  Learning or trying anything new?  I hope so!



1 comment:

  1. I like using wool. It is light and airy and makes a cuddly kind of quilt. I do get what you are saying about it not working that well for your purpose in this project. I'm trying quilting with rulers which is not going well! Trying something new or different is important to keep projects interesting.

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