Monday, March 9, 2015

Needle Felting and Other Fun

We are back home from our winter travels. I spent two days unpacking from the trip and then a day packing some sewing projects for my small quilt group's winter retreat. It was fun to spend three days with my quilting buddies after being gone for 4 1/2 months.

Here we all are at the table learning wool needle felting and making Easter eggs and little chicks.

Betty brought all her wonderful wool rovings and was such a good teacher, she soon had us all designing beautiful eggs.

Our favorite was the top center blue (In the post header picture) who seemed to have uncontrollable orange hair and a face. We ended up naming him Wilson after the volleyball character in the movie Castaway.

One of our members won a Go cutting machine and we put it to good use cutting up our stash and making a quilt for our local Hospice.

I have such talented friends, the projects were hanging everywhere by weekends end.

The super talented Betty also made us this awesome, decadent chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling and raspberry filling. The Singer sewing machine is molded and frosted rice krispe treat. The pin cushion, thread, seam ripper and applique flowers are all fondant. She followed a picture and hand painted all the gold filligree with an edible gold paint. Isn't it just amazing!

My sewing machine did not go along on our camping travels so I enjoyed doing piece work this weekend.

I have started a new toddler's quilt with flying geese, pinwheel, and applique blocks. I love these cute little zigzag chicken legs.

The quilt is a pattern from Black Mountain Quilts called "Chubby Chicks", a very apt name for us quilters after that cake.

Happy Stitching All



  1. That looks like so much fun!! I bet it was fun to piece again - as much as I like handwork I like machine stitching too :0) Your chicks look very sweet! That cake is amazing! Edible gold paint - wow!

  2. I would love to learn how to needle felt with roving. What fun projects! The little chick is adorable!!

  3. It was so much fun. Ready for next year

  4. Looks like a fun group. I can’t imagine being away from home for 4 1/2 months.