Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Santa goes to Svalbard (UFO) finished

You may believe I'm 'not at the right station' or still celebrating Christmas?!
No, it's not like that. Just another UFO finished! I never thought I was going to finish the bed cover, because it is big. At times I wonder if there's something wrong with me.... I tend to end up with bigger projects, which I love to do. I like it when a project takes some time to finish - like this quilt.
It all started here...  a day in October last year... I intended to make something for Christmas 2010, but.... the blocks were put aside until March this year - you can read about it here.


When I started working on the blocks last year, I had no idea what to make. It was first back in March I decided for a bedcover for our bed. I didn't have a pattern for it, so it was quite some brainwork to figure out how I wanted it. 

 For the batting, I have used 1cm polyester batting, which gives it a nice look.

 As a newbie in designing, I miscalculated the length. :( After more brainwork, I decided to add some smaller Santa's to the header and footer, which didn't turn out that bad - I think?

This is from the side. I see now that I should have placed the Santa-blocks the other way - turned it one turn to the right - if you know what I mean.... I think that had looked better? But - done is done! :)

I have called the quilt 'Santa goes to Svalbard', because Santa rides on a polar bear!
For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, take a look here! :)
There are polar bears in Svalbard... and there surely is Santa's too!
If you would like to see some stunning images from Svalbard, take a look here.

6 comments:

karenfae said...

loved looking at the photos of the polar bears! I think the quilt turned out really well.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

zarina said...

I love the puffiness too when I did my parents 25th anniversary quilt. But when you work with cotton batting, you will not turn back.

solomi558 said...

This is very pretty ,an asset to your bedrom . I,m a P/Qu ,. I have a quilt on my blog , take a look if you have time--cottonreel

Dirt Lover said...

Wow! Just think how far ahead you are this year! Beautiful quilt, and great job on the designing.
~~Lori

The Heart of Paul said...

I like the bedroom!

PJs Lapperier. said...

Häftigt med Santamotiv där du bor bor. Överkastet blev jätte fint.