Woolie Friends Stitch-A-Longs
During the summer of 2020, we were honored to join eleven other designers to create the Woolen Oak Stitch-A-Long quilt. The adventure was such a success that we have continued to work together, creating various quilts, runners, and projects. What a fun group, and what fabulous stitchers we have met throughout these stitch-alongs! We would love to have you join the fun. Check out the Facebook page for examples, block sharing, inspiration, and updates. It's never too late to try a project you may have missed: we still have availability for kits and patterns. The designers' websites are linked below for your convenience. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and pay them a visit to see what they have to offer!
To order your
wool and/or thread kits,
click the button below.
Use promo code APRIL for your free DIGITAL pattern.
Woolie Stamp Collection Mystery Stitch-A-Long
We have again joined with our Woolie Friends to bring you a fun-filled Stitch-A-Long!
Beginning August 30, 2021, and each Monday following, one of the participating designers will feature a “Woolie Stamp” with a FREE downloadable pattern! Complete the project with a FREE Finishing Instruction Pattern available the last week of the program. Fabric kits, printed patterns, and more will be available to help make this beautiful quilt! Kits will include wool, fabric, and embellishments. Follow the schedule below and visit each individual designer's website/social media to order or download the free pattern...for a limited time!
April showers bring May flowers is the theme of this springtime block that is filled with all the things one might need for a fun, rain-filled day—rainboots, an umbrella, and a spring bouquet. When spring rains darken your day, this colorful block will bring a little brightness into it!
Our complete wool kit includes a homespun background and a variety of ten beautiful wools—hand-dyed by our Woolie Friend, Dawn Shuck from Sew Cherished. Additionally, the kit will have silk ribbon in two sizes and a charming embellishment—to be revealed later. You won't want to miss these delicious colors and wools, we promise! Our separate thread kit will include a lovely selection of hand-dyed threads by Weeks DyeWorks: pearl cotton thread in two sizes and three colors of floss. Our wool kits will have the bonus of a printed pattern, for your convenience.
For your free digital PDF download, be sure to put the DIGITAL pattern in your cart and use the promo code APRIL at checkout. The pattern cost will be deducted. The code will not work for any other item.
Woolie Friends Designer Schedule
Aug 30–Sep 5: Calico Patch Designs
Sep 6–12: Traditional Primitives
Sep 13–19: Rusty Crow
Sep 20–26: Through the Needle's Eye
Sep 27–Oct 3: Blueberry Backroads
Oct 4–10: Sew Cherished
Oct 11–17: Yellow Creek Quilt Designs
Oct 18–24: Red Button Quilt Company
Oct 25–31: My Red Door Designs
Nov 1–7: Linen Closet Designs
Nov 8–14: The Cottage Rose
Nov 15–21: The Woolen Needle
Nov 22: Finishing Pattern/Calico Patch Designs
Past Woolie Friends Mystery Stitch-A-Longs
Week #4: Tea and Blooms
Brew a pot of tea and stitch some blooms as you anticipate spring! Dimensional wool appliqué, embroidery, and embellishment add life to this pot full of violets and cup of chamomile. It is one of 12 blocks in the Potted Petals Mystery Stitch-A-Long. The finished block size is 12 inches square.
Our wool kit includes background homespun fabric, all wool pieces needed to create our block, as well as several embellishments, including wool roving, beads, lace, ribbon, and antennae.
Our thread kit includes a variety of hand-dyed threads from Weeks DyeWorks: one card of #5 pearl cotton, 4 cards of #8 pearl cotton, 2 cards of six-stranded floss, and one card of crewel wool.
Pattern is sold separately, in either printed or downloadable digital PDF format.
Going to Grandma's
If you would prefer to make a little boy rather than a girl, just sub in the boy with the included templates.
We had such fun with our 2020 Wooly Block Adventure Block—Going to Grandma’s. Our little girl (or boy!) is on her way through the woods to Grandma’s house but makes a quick stop to feed a sweet little cardinal. Embroidery with three different types of fibers adds dimension to this woodland scene, and while our little girl (or boy) is going to her Grandma’s, your sign can say whatever you would like! The pattern now include templates for both a boy and a girl, depending on your preferences.
Finished block size: 8-inch square
The kit includes the complete printed pattern with templates, black wool for the background, all wool needed to complete the block, 1.5 yards of Valdani white #8 pearl cotton thread, and a snowflake button. Also included is some extra wool for an optional finishing project, the Into the Woods Runner, designed by our Woolie Friends. This charming runner will take you through the winter, topping a table, the back of a couch, or the bottom of a bed.
An optional thread kits includes the threads that we used to complete the block: Weeks DyeWorks floss, crewel wool, and #8 pearl cotton; and The Gentle Art floss and wool thread.
Our beautiful, hand-dyed wool kit comes with fabric to piece the background acorn block and all wool to create the appliqué design, as well as a bit of wool roving and a sweet little bee charm.
The thread kit includes a collection of hand-dyed threads from Weeks Dye Works—2 skeins of floss, 1 skein of #5 pearl cotton, 2 skeins of #8 pearl cotton, and 1 skein of crewel wool.
Pattern is sold separately, either in printed or downloadable digital PDF format.
Week #9: Harvest Basket
This delightful Harvest Basket echoes the bounty of autumn with its colorful contents. Embroidery brings the basket to life—we hope you enjoy stitching and embellishing this little taste of fall! It is one of 12 blocks in the Woolen Oak Mystery Stitch-A-Long. The finished block size is 16½ inches square.
We have created a few videos demonstrating various techniques we used in creating the Harvest Basket.
We hope you will find them helpful!
Overview of Harvest Basket Embroidery Stitches
Tutorial for Wool Basket Weaving
To learn about the techniques we used to prepare our wool appliqué for the block, go to our blog,
Tutorial for Wool Roving Flower Centers
Tutorial for Pekinese Stitch
Here is the list of our Woolie Friends Designers.
Check out their websites to see what they are doing!
Blueberry Backroads blueberrybackroads.com
Calico Patch Designs calicopatchdesigns.com
Linen Closet Designs linenclosetdesigns.bigcartel.com
My Red Door Designs myreddoordesigns.com
Red Button Quilt Co redbuttonquiltco.com
Rusty Crow rustycrow.com
Sew Cherished sewcherished.com
The Cottage Rose-Pattern Originals cottagerosequiltshop.com
The Woolen Needle thewoolenneedle.com
Through The Needle’s Eye needleseyestories.com
Traditional Primitives traditionalprimitives.com
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs yellowcreekquiltdesigns.com