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A Winter Finish On A Very Hot Day.

Posted on | January 30, 2019 | 14 Comments

It is Summer, so hot days should be no surprise. But 40 degrees Celsius is pushing it a bit. Mind you, that is 5 degrees cooler than one day last week. So with all that in mind I finished my Winter scene in wool. Didn’t make me feel cooler but I liked the finish.

This is Flocks By Night by Wendy Williams. Her original is in felt, whereas I chose to use wool.

I have also embellished most pieces with Sue Spargo wools.

Love those sheep on the hill. So cute.

Lots of wonky stars were made for the border.

I used fabrics from the night -time star blocks for the pieced backing, and a delightful stripe for the binding.

Its size is deceptive and is larger than it looks in the photos – 54 X 26 inches.

It can stay on the couch for a little longer then will be packed away until Christmas.

There are plenty more photos of this quilt showing the embroidery detail in this post.

Have a great week.

Cheers, Karen



14 Responses to A Winter Finish On A Very Hot Day.

  • michelle ridgway says: I love it! A beautiful piece Karen. You have endured a baking xx
  • Jenny Benton says: That is so lovely. Yes, you need to enjoy it for a little while before packing it away till next Christmas. We are extra hot over here in NZ too, we are not used to these extreme temperatures.
  • Jeanette says: You Winter wool scene is gorgeous. The sheep are so cute. Hugs,xx
  • Fiona Robinson says: I love it Karen, looks so great all together. YOu have got the colours just right and all that detail. It will be one of those hangings you put up and each time one will notice something different. Those sheep are a perfect touch too.... If you have trouble packing it away I can find a space! Great finish - its gorgeous. Hope it cools down a bit for you.... haha Hugz
  • Linda Dutch says: This is so cute, I love it! And yes the sheep are delightful! We are in the middle of a heat way here in NZ too, came from your direction I believe! I've got the fan on in the sewing room!
  • Kyle says: What a delightful and whimsical piece. Sorry it's so hot there and even more so working with wool.
  • Sheryl says: Hi Karen wow what an awesome finish ,love this as i do all of Wendy's designs. This is such a stunning finish is it a pattern or in a book? hope you have a lovely day my friend ,i have had grandies up for 2 days they go home tea time tonight then i hope i can get into some more sewing xx
  • Mary B Marcotte says: I'm not sure what happened to my note on the earlier post, but want to tell you that I love, love, love the summer embroideries! Your work is always lovely and this piece is no exception. Every time I see your pieces, I want to play along! Ha! Like I could stick with anything for a whole minute.
  • Susan Snooks says: Such a gorgeous quilt Karen! I love the colour and fabrics you chose for the sky. It’s a great contrast to the snowy stars in the foreground! It will lovely to bring out next December. The one Wendy Williams quilt I made, with felt and embroidery I store rolled up around a pool noodle and wrapped in an old sheet....no creases to spoil the overall look when it’s hanging at Christmas time.
  • Lou says: That's a great finish. Shame the cold scenery couldn't cool you down. I love the picture of it hanging on the fence. We're having a bit of a heatwave of our own here in NZ but not up to the temps you are getting. I have to say, I for one am loving it.
  • Frances Arnold says: This is such a cute scene and I absolutely LOVE the sheep!! I hope that you are enjoying a bit cooler weather now. I personally am ready for some warmth and flip-flop season!!
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: I love it! So pretty. Of course you will enjoy it more in the cooler weather, but what fun to look at the complete work now.
  • Joan says: But it's so beautiful...how can you pack it away! LOL!! I guess that season has passed for now. Great job on this one. I love the bright colors.

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