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!
Past Woolie Friends Mystery Stitch-A-Longs
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.
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!
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
Blue Jar Medley Mystery Stitch-A-Long
It's time to join our Woolie Friends for another stitch-along. What do you think you'll find in our blue Mason jars? The fun begins soon!!
Jan 31 - Feb 4 Calico Patch
Feb 7- 11 The Woolen Needle
Feb 14 - 18 Red Button Quilt Company
Feb 21 - 25 Linen Closet Designs
Feb 28 - Mar 4 My Red Door Designs
Mar 7- 11 Blueberry Backroads
Mar 14-18 Sew Cherished
Mar 21 - 25 The Cottage Rose
Mar 28 - Apr 1 Traditional Primitives
Apr 4 - 8 Yellow Creek
Apr 11 - 15 Through the Needle's Eye
Apr 18 - 22 Rusty Crow
April 25 Calico Patch: Finishing
Links to designers' pages are provided at the bottom of this page: scroll down!
We are happy to announce the Blue Jar Medley Mystery Stitch-A-Long.
Mark your calendars and tell your friends about this FREE event: you don’t want to miss it! Beginning January 31, 2022, and each Monday following, one participating designer will feature their “Blue Jar” with a FREE downloadable pattern available during each designer's spotlight week! After each spotlight week, digital patterns will be $5.00 for the remainder of the program. Complete the project with a Finishing Pattern available FREE, April 25th-May 2nd 2022. Fabric kits, threads, printed patterns, and more will be available to help make a beautiful quilt! Kits will include wool, fabric, and embellishments. Follow the schedule above and visit each individual designer's website/social media to order or download the free pattern...for a limited time!
Preorder today, and your kit will be mailed Saturday, April 9, before our release date. Our digital pattern will be free from April 11—April 17. Our kit will include homespun background fabric, hand-dyed wool, printed pattern, and a few special embellishment must-haves, all for $23.50! We will also be offering a thread kit ($21.00) with hand-dyed threads by Weeks DyeWorks. Order now!