Join Wendy Williams as she shares with you her expertise on wool felt appliqué and embellishing appliqué designs with decorative embroidery stitches, to create your own version of her Bird On A Wire quilt pattern.
Wendy shares her advice on selecting patterned cotton fabrics and wool felts to create appliqué flowers with interest
Follow along with the tutorial as Wendy demonstrates the many different embroidery stitches she uses to embellish her wool appliqué and how you can use these stitches to not only secure the appliqué pieces, but to create texture and interest in the designs
Full materials list is included for creating your own version of her Bird On A Wire quilt
Pattern sheet with appliqué shapes is included
Step-by-step instructions take you through all the steps for the quilt design, from cutting fabrics to finishing your quilt
A great project for intermediate-level quilters looking to expand their appliqué skills and add texture and dimension to their quilt making
Chapter 1: Meet Wendy Williams (3 min)
Meet teacher and quilt designer, Wendy Williams, as she talks about her inspiration and creative journey.
Chapter 2: Preparing the wool and appliqué shapes (3 min)
Wendy introduces you to wool felt, how to look after your felt and how to create your appliqué shapes from felt.
Chapter 3: Fussy cutting and preparing the flowers (14 min)
Wendy shares her advice on fabric selection for creating interesting flowers from fussy cutting. She then demonstrates using needleturn appliqué to create the flowers.
Chapter 4: Laying out the quilt (4 min)
Wendy shares her advice on background fabric selection, along with her favourite tools and tips for keeping your pieces in place ready for appliqué.
Chapter 5: Stitching the wool appliqué (21 min)
Wendy demonstrates lots of different stitches that she has used to attach the appliqué to the background, with decorative embroidery stitches including chain, stem and herringbone stitch.
Chapter 6: Wendy’s quilts and woolly works (5 min)
View a gallery of Wendy’s other quilts and designs, with many of them showcasing her signature wool appliqué style.