Simple Blessings in Cotton and Wool

Simple Blessings in Cotton and Wool

Posted by Deirdre Quirk on Mar 25th 2016

It seems like lately everyone has discovered the wonders of wool, and Jill Shaulis and Vicki Olsen–sisters, dynamic quilting duo, and partners in Yellow Creek Quilt Designs–are no exception. Their latest book, Simple Blessings in Patchwork, features plenty of projects sure to appeal to wool lovers everywhere. 

Their specialty is combining pieced cotton with wool appliqué, such as in the stunning quilt on the cover, or in this table runner:

Fresh Picked table runner, featuring wool posies in pieced basket blocks

But Jill and Vicki are also experts at piecing wool and cotton together, such as in these beautiful table toppers:

Starstruck table topper

Chocolate-Covered Blueberries table topper

If the idea of combining wool and cotton in piecing make you nervous, don't worry–Jill and Vicki walk you through the process step-by-step, making it totally nonintimidating. With their guidance, you'll be making charming quilts that combine the crisp beauty of cotton with the rustic warmth of wool in no time. 

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