Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday's Tiles - Punch Patch Posies

Quilter's Tile - Punch Patch Posies
8" x 8"
©2012 - Sharon V. Rotz

Since I had all of the tools close at hand, I thought  I should try another method of needle felting. It is also possible to needle punch patches of wool cut from wool fabrics.

Here I made a simple quilt using patches cut from scraps of wool clothing fabrics (clothes that I had made, not that I was wearing, altho...)

I dug into a long lost bag of yarn and found wool yarn left from a crewel embroidery project, a beautiful piece that my mother-in-law had made. I remember it hanging in her house at the top of the staircase. (Now, lucky me,  I have it hanging in my studio.)

I cut yarn strands about a half inch longer than my background and punched them in. Oops. They shrunk up quite a bit, I wasn't counting on that happening.  I now know they should be much longer.

Here you can see the back of my background fabric with all of the punches coming through. This side also presents possibilities. Oh good, another quilt will soon be dancing in my head.

What do you see?


  1. very interesting to see the back - I think I like the back better than the front, but then I am attracted to the offbeat. If you put on some beads and maybe embroidery to the back for next weeks tile post? I like working in wool in the winter - somehow it fits:-)

  2. Yes, the back opens up the way for more ideas. Of course, I can't use this back since the tile is layered and quilted but I do have more wool.


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