Friday, May 15, 2015

“Sew-euro-bee-an” – A bee quilt

May was my month in our Flickr Bee “Sew-euro-bee-an”.
Except that it was May 2013.
Well. You know how things sometimes take longer than planned, don’t you?!

I had chosen an easy “squares and triangles” block,

finished block detail

inspired by a winter coat I had bought for my eldest son.

Patchwork Winterjacke 2

The colours were entirely chosen to match our living room.
Here’s the finished quilt.

Bee Quilt

I will admit, that it was very difficult to sew those blocks together as the block sizes varied more than I had thought they would. I ironed the quilt several times but it is still crinkly.

But as I will keep it for myself, I do not mind and it only shows that the blocks were made by lovely ladies from many european countries.

Strip of ziggy blocks

They all made signature blocks that I pieced together in one long strip for the backing. It will be nice to snuggle up under my quilt and look at all those familiar names and remember how and when I met them in person and how much fun we had together.

Bee Quilt backing

I kept the quilting simple. I quilted diagonal “straight” lines, using different Aurifil threads – yellow, variagating orange, grey and variegated grey.

Thread choice wip

Those diagonal lines made it hard to wrestle the quilt while quiling though…

Under my machine

I like the texture and how it looks on the back

Bee Quilt Detail of backing

Another post-wash photo:

Bee Quilt Detail of quilting

And here is a shot of the quilt on one of our yellow chairs. I think I’ll just keep it there and enjoy the sight (o:

Quilt on the yellow chair

Thank you to all contributors! Dianne (Czech Republic), Pippa (France), Elisabeth and Helen (Switzerland), Floh and Tacha (Germany), Nicole and Linda (Netherlands), Celine and Lush (UK), Annabella (Morocco). I had so much fun with you!!!

spring 2015 BQF Button

This is one of my entries for Blogger’s Quilt Festival 2015. If you came over from Blogger’s Quilt Festival, please consider leaving a comment so I can return the favour and visit you too!

If you have never heard of Blogger’s Quilt Festival, grab a cuppa and hop over – there are many lovely quilts to discover and much talent to be seen.

Happy Quilting!


  1. this turned out really cool!

  2. It is beautiful! Is on my list to make a quilt with triangles and squares solid colours. I love the movement it creates.

  3. Beautiful, I love these solid triangle patterns!

  4. Looks really great amazing what just a few colours and shapes can create.

  5. this is really cool. I love the colors and fabrics and I really love the back, too. super job.


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