My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway over at Elaine's.

Soggy Bottom Flats (don't you love that name?) is doing a giveaway over on her blog.  It's a kit for wool applique and if you've never tried wool before, now might be a chance to do it.

I've never really worked with wool in applique.  I tend to use my old blankets as batting for quilts, especially small ones for children, as I don't like using polyester for kids and because the quilt is small, it doesn't get too heavy.

But seeing some of the lovely wool work that Elaine does, I might just have to give wool a try!


  1. Hi! I found your blog through a comment you left over at '365 Days of Free Motion Quilting'.
    I've enjoyed browsing around your blog, and it occurred to me that you might love a blog i'm following:
    She lives in West Virginia, US
    and she homesteads (like you, i think). She has chickens, goats, chickens, sheep, chickens, donkeys, chickens, a milk cow, and... did i mention chickens? :)
    She also makes candles, cheese, and all sorts of stuff. And her recipe section is the BEST!
    Check her out! She updates everyday, and i never miss a day.
    I think you'll love her site too.

    But don't say i didn't warn you!

  2. Hi Wendy, Thanks for stopping by. I've found Suzanne and Chickens in the Road already (and she certainly has chickens!) and it's a worthwhile read. She's funny! And you're right, the best recipes - except I do a bit of converting into kiwi ingredients (like what the heck is corn syrup, anyway?!)

  3. mmmm I've never tried wool either, but I do like wool batting in my quilts. I would like to try using an old blanket but too scared to incase I muck things up! LOL


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