For DQS8 I am planning a cherry-themed mini quilt. And I thought it would be cute to applique some cherries in the center, and put some borders on it.
And then I thought, "wouldn't it be super cute if the cherries and stems and leaves were wool"? And then I thought "wouldn't it be extra super cute if I MADE the wool fabric"?
At this point I realized I was crazy, but the idea just wouldn't go away. So I headed to my local fiber shop and got some lovely wool yarn, and spent about 10 hours knitting some cloth. I washed it 3 times in hot water, and viola! I have knitted wool fullcloth, ready to be made into appliques!
It needs to dry overnight, then tomorrow I can really get going on the minis. Yeah, I said "minis"... I just KNOW I'm going to love this so much I won't want to give it away. So I am making 2 at once... one for me, one for my DQS8 partner :)