Merrie Christmas by Buttermilk Basin wool applique Block of the Month begins in May, 2016.  This quilt is 42" square and is made of wool applique on woven backgrounds from Diamond Textiles.  There is also a bit of dyed velveteen applique in some of the blocks to add a richness and elegance to the overall quilt.  Merrie Christmas is a nine-month BOM with borders and binding included in Month 9 kit. It is $20 a month which includes pattern, background fabric, wool and a bit of velveteen for applique, and border/binding.  In addition you may want to use a fusible web such as Heat n Bond Featherweight or Soft Fuse, and select your own thread types and colors. 

Blocks will be posted to this page as they are completed.  It is so much fun to work on; the blocks are turning out beautifully!

This Buttermilk Basin pattern calls for embroidery floss to be used; however, I used whatever I had onhand.  Some of it was floss (I used two strands unless instructions said otherwise), some Perle cotton, and Sulky 12 wt.  For the Old Rose color I use Cosmo floss 654, gray was Cosmo 153A, gold Cosmo 574. The Sulky 12 wt. I used is 712-1169 for red, 1270 for light green wool, and 1082 for any cream, beige or other light neutral wools.  I don't fuss too much over an exact color match, but just coordinate; that seems to be the way with wool applique.  If it does not blend in it makes a nice color accent or outline.  In any case feel free to do whatever you want with thread types and colors.