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Weather Vane

North, south, east or west, working with wool for appliqué is best-for some quilters. Why? It's easy to handle, doesn't fray, and is quite forgiving. Give it a try on this charming wool wall hanging.


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Quilt designer: Debbie Busby
Photographer: Perry Struse

1/2 yard tan felted wool (appliqué foundations)
15" square each of red and black felted wool (appliqués)
12x15" piece brown felted wool (appliqués)
6" square yellow felted wool (appliqués)
3" square white felted wool (appliqués)
1/2 yard red polka dot (sashing strips)
27x33" piece dark gray print (backing/self-binding)
29x35" batting
Embroidery floss: black, white
Freezer paper

Finished quilt: 25-1/2x31-1/2"

Unless otherwise indicated, quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. All measurements include a 1/4" seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.