Friday, March 31, 2017

Winter is Finished!

That title is true in more ways than one! Winter - the season - is finally done here in my part of the world. But more importantly, my first Bee Sewcial quilt, Winter, is also done!


This quilt is a collaboration quilt - all of my Bee Sewcial partners contributed one large or two smaller blocks to this quilt. If you look at this blog post, you'll see my original prompt, where I asked them to make minimalist winter landscape blocks using shades of grey with white. I took the blocks, puzzled them together and then fretted about the quilting.

I won't bore you with the long list of Finish Along quarters that this beauty showed up on my Goals list. Suffice it to say that the top has been assembled since late 2015, I believe.

For the quilting, I marked a couple of the lines, and then eyeballed some walking foot quilting in more or less equal intervals, keeping some parallel and others in wavy points. I used Aurifil 50 weight in a light grey colour (2600).

Winter quilting

winter quilting closeup

I actually bound the whole thing and then decided it needed more quilting so out came the 12 weight cotton thread in the same colour. My hands weren't happy with that thick thread but I love the effect! I might even add some more but I needed to call this one done after so long.

Winter hand quilting detail

I have my sisters in creativity, the Bee Sewcial group, to thank for this amazing finish. Every month, I am in awe of their skill and creativity. How lucky am I to be inspired and challenged by these amazing women!

winter full frontal

This is a Finish Along finish as well! Hooray! No more putting it on my list! Wheee!


  1. Oh goodness, Felicity! This is stunning and I just love it! Definitely worth the wait! ;-) Love how you quilted it with both machine and hand-quilting. Just really so lovely!

  2. Oh, that is just beautiful. So peaceful. You did a fabulous job on this.

  3. I really love the movement the quilting has added to your quilt. Beautiful!

  4. Beautiful finish! The quilting (hand and machine) adds gorgeous texture to it.

  5. Wow! Your finish looks EXACTLY like winter. Your hand quilting added just the right texture and complimented your machine quilting. Congrats! Finishes are wonderful!

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  7. Excellent work on this quilt... I spotted it then wrote a message and then read the article. Your quilt moved me to think of the the beach and dunes and using just the positive space of pictures to accent what you were seeing. Hence my thought is was a summer quilt... but it is also an excellent WINTER quilt. thank you for sharing and being a excellent local quilter!

  8. Felicity you should be so proud, you really made a beautiful quilt out of all our blocks. I really enjoyed seeing the close up of my block. :) The hand quilting just puts it over the top!

  9. It's fantastic ! I love these neutral tones and the blocks design. Your quilting adds a beautiful movement to the whole.

  10. I love the quilting especially. Really adds to the quilt.

  11. I love everything about this but especially the quilting - what a perfect finish for some very special blocks.

  12. Congratulations to the finish. The quilt is so evocative of Winter. A beautiful piece.


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