Saturday, 4 January 2014

Summer Wheels:: A Finish

Yesterday we had a good old fashioned blizzard here in Nova Scotia. It was awesome! Today dawned bright and sunny, albeit a tad frigid. But I was determined to show off my first finish for 2014. So I bundled up and headed out into the yard, where there is now enough snow to make most things picturesque:)
The wind made these types of shots not so great. Good thing my hubby is a good sport!
The Patchwork Wheel blocks, based on Don't Call Me Betsy's Tutorial were all made by my Global Scrap Bee Mates. I love putting a Bee quilt together. So much thought and dare I say sewing love goes into each block and when they come in the mail I am just tickled. I hope they all like this finish as much as I do.
Summer Wheels you say? Kind of a funny title for a quilt finished in the dead of winter. But this Palette was the inspiration for my bee mates to put their blocks together.

I definitely had summer in mind. But I think it will look as great at the beach as it does in the snow...

This quilt was all about showcasing some Quilting As You Go. For the blocks, I quilted circles, which I did a tutorial on here, and the sashing I quilted as well before joining everything together. After a wash, and the flannel on the back, it turned out nice and cozy crinkly.
I also tried a Zig Zag binding this time, I think I like it!
All in all, a good start to the year. Thank you again to all of the gals at the Global Scrap Bee. I love this quilt!
Adrienne 

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! These colours look amazing together. So pretty against the snow in the pictures!

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  2. Lovely! It's cold here also in Southern Maine. Got about a foot of snow from the blizzard. Stay warm!

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  3. Love the pictures of your "summer" quilt in the snow. Nice finish.

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  4. Oh it is so fantastic and the photos are great with the snowy background. I love how this turned out!

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  5. It turned out awesome! Makes me eager to get to putting mine together!

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  6. Awesome finish! Love it.

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  7. Love, Love, Love! Such a great colour combination. awesome finish, Adrienne!

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  8. It looks beautiful and I love the photos too!

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  9. love it Adrienne! the colors are too fun!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  10. This quilt is beautiful - I am happy to be a part of it. Enjoy!

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  11. It's wonderful and I'm sure will be appreciated.

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  12. What a fantastic quilt! Love these colors.

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  13. It looks really lovely - so cheery and cosy and perfect for the wintery weather!

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  14. looks great, and I think you are right, summer or winter!! I love the great mix of bold bright colours with the soft subtle ones. No blizzard here in Saskatchewan, just -50 with the wind

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  15. Great pics of the quilt in the snow. Really makes the colours pop. A lovely quilt for sure. Cheers from New Brunswick!

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  16. It's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up at my Creative Inspiration party!

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