28 February 2010

february finish

Still cold, still winter. How about cuddling up under a nice, warm quilt?

It was time to finish up the lovely and warm flannel top that I put together back in september 2008. This is my warmest quilt yet; flannel top and back (Bonnie Sullivan Winter Wonderland) and Hobbs Heirloom Premium 100 % wool batting.



It is hand quilted,

tied and machine quilted...

But in the opposite order (pinned, tied, machine quilted in the outermost rows and then hand quilted)

Warm Winter Wonderland measures 60" by 72". The bricks are 4" by 8", a mix of a fat 8 roll and some added yardage. The soft and grayed palette is calm and quiet. I watched the winter olympics in Vancouver while quilting it, witnessing the norwegian skier Marit Bjørgen collecting her gold medallion. Perfect combination! No skiing being done by me, just quilting ; )

22 comments:

nicolette said...

The quilt looks warm and has a serene atmosphere, typical for Winter! Love it!

allsewnup said...

This is just beautiful! I really like the colour combo and the softness of it. All that's missing is a steamming cuppa tea.

Carolyn

Mrs Moen said...

You will never be cold again, Marit, at least not indoors! Hope to see it in Show & tell soon and maybe even touch it if my hands are super clean:-)

shellysquilts said...

Beautifully done! Enjoy snuggling under it. Happy quilting!

MichelleB said...

Marit it is just beautiful! I just want to snuggle up underneath it.

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Det var utrolig deilige farger i den quilten!! Litt lettere å se enn med en katt i!!AnneKari:-)

belinda said...

ooouu....looks soft and soothing!

Allie said...

I think that's the snuggliest looking quilt I've ever seen - gorgeous!

Leslie said...

this looks so cozy and so warm....great finish!

Mari said...

Looks great, Marit.
Lovely cool vintercolors.

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beth said...

this is so soft and lovely!! great job.

Evelyn said...

I love those colors - just perfect for a winter quilt. Great job!

KateKwiltz said...

Oh, that looks cuddly! Beautiful!

corry said...

The quilt looks beautiful, cozy and warm!! Great finish!

Quilter Kathy said...

You did a little bit of everything here...great job!

wishes, true and kind said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft colors!

Janet said...

It's just a lovely quilt, serene looking and with beautiful photos. How did you like hand quilting with that batting? I like the look of it and it doesn't look too puffy.

sewtakeahike said...

wow! and wow! firstly because it's so beautiful! and secondly because you hand quilted it. Love it!

machen und tun said...

i just noticed that this post gives the nice opportunity to directly compare (?) one of your cats: above in the header as little kitty and now there as a beautiful grown cat - lovely! they both have the sweetest faces :-)
oh, and i love your quilt, too!
claudia.

amy prior said...

Such beautiful soft and snowy/icy colours!

sewkatiedid said...

I love how mellow it looks with the snow.