Sunday, April 4, 2010

Alouette's Quilt (UFO) finished


'Alouette's Quilt' is finished - at last!
It took much more time than expected, because I had to wait 7 weeks for the batting and backing to arrive from the US! Usually it takes 10-14 days for a flat rate envelope to arrive, but this time..... Oh well, I am happy it DID arrive!



If you have been a reader of my blog for some time, perhaps you will remember it all started here - the pinwheel blocks that turned out bigger than they should to match some other blocks for this quilt.
The 'error-blocks' were put away - I was fed up! :) In the beginning of this year I decided it must be possible to make something out of these blocks - and it turned out to be 'Alouette's Quilt'.


This is my own design. I must confess I am proud how it turned out! I almost ended up with headache, so much thinking how to do it! I have used fabrics from my stash, but had to buy batting (flannel and backing). I forgot to take a photo of the backing. It's quite cute; pink with small dots in blue, yellow and red. Oh, here's the link to see the backing. I've used several pink, green, blue and yellow fabrics and Beatrix Potter fabrics. I didn't have enough pink for the binding, so after some 'brain work' I decided to use yellow in the corners. These fabrics are the same as I have used in the pinwheel blocks.


I had to use some fabrics with dots on the short sides, because I ran out of the star fabrics.
For the quilting, I've stitched in the ditch, using Superior King Tut threads.


When I worked on the quilt I called it 'little girl quilt', but I think 'Alouette' is a nice name - it's French and translated it means skylark (the bird - lerke in Norwegian).
I'm sorry the photos are not good. I can't do close-ups with the simple digital camera I have, it always turns out blurred. The photos do not give justice to the quilt and its colors.

PS - my birthday is approaching (in June) - I have to pester DH for a new camera! :))

10 comments:

siv hege said...

I love your "error". It is beautiful!

karenfae said...

the quilt turned out lovely - what pretty soft colors. Have a happy Easter.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

tini said...

love the quilt astrid... so beautiful...

Notjustnat said...

You must be feeling good to finished another ufo. I love the pinwheel blocks and the colour is gorgeous - Hugs Nat

M. Regina said...

Very pretty your quilt. I love the colors. Thanks for visit my blog. Hugs from Brazil.

Margaret wong said...

What a lovely quilt, Astrid!! Love it!!

Tine said...

Herlig quilt, Astrid! Hvor er det dejligt, når ens "fejl" bliver til fordele :-)
Tine i København

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh Astrid its sooo darling! Bravo to you in making this gorgeous design! I love fabric and quilts... but alas, I seem to make quite a few mistakes and then feel so frustrated that the project ends up in a growing pile of botched projects in my cupboard. There they sit ... waiting for me to do something with them. I must confess that I'm not so good at picking them up again. You've inspired me to try! Thanks you~ Vicki

pegsplace said...

Such a beautiful springlike quilt! I love the name that you chose! :). I'm still reading about your quilting exploits!

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