I finished the top of Stark Raven Mad that I had started last year, the book was from my friend who I would like to meet one day, Cherie Ralston, but then I would have to travel to Kansas, I think it gets hot there. Anyway, from her book, Under the Stars. Combination wool and cotton, needle turn applique on the circles and the rest is a whip stitch on the wool appliques.
Background blocks are wool as are all the rest of the appliques except for the center fabric circle. Very not perfect.
Cherie's verson, there's a reason for my version and her version, I don't do triangles and I like to do as much as I can by hand when I make a quilt. And I don't worry about perfection. Cherie's quilt is perfect.
Black batting, yes there is black batting, hard to find sometimes unless you order it online. Started using it on my dark wool purses so they don't stretch after I sew on the appliques. Like using it on dark quilts, also.