I finally tried a bit of the wool batting that I have had lying around the house since purchasing it at last year's Black Friday sale at Joanns. Well, actually I used one of the 18" square samples that I bought in Paducah at the Hobbs booth.
This pretty pillow top measured 16.5" before quilting. The blocks were made by quilty friend Joyce - aren't they pretty? They are leftovers from a pattern that used charm squares and turnovers.
I love the feel of the wool - talk about light! What a nice difference from the weight of 100% cotton Warm & Natural. I have 4 yards waiting to go into our first bed size quilt which will be backed in flannel, another reason to love the weight difference.
This is the first time I used the waffle muslin from Joanns. I have always wanted to try it and I'm glad I did on a small project. It won't be going on the back of my quilts.
The pillow is also the first time I've done free motion meandering without a template. Yes, there are templates and I am quite attached to my templates. The pretty little rose is from a template that should be in every beginning free motion quilter's library.
I've spent my day selling old toddler toys at the children's resale shop and then buying a shirt and sweater vest for DS's birthday pictures tomorrow. I paid 57 cents! Then off to Target for a pair of black dress shoes (there were none at the resale shop). As soon as I take a break, then it's off to the sewing machine to hem DS's black pants. Really, I'm not usually so unprepared!
I am linking up with Happy Quilting for TNT Thursday. Check out the cute bag tutorial while you're there.