Friday, April 27, 2012

Polar Bear quilt (UFO #11) finished

The Polar Bear quilt (bed spread) is finished - at last! I'd never thought I was going to finish it! Well, exaggerating of course, but at times it felt almost overwhelming, because it is a big quilt (approx queen size).
I bought the fabrics September 2008, because it looked so beautiful! Isn't that the reason why we buy (hoard) fabrics, because of its beauty?! I can't remember when I started working on the blocks, perhaps 2 years ago? What I know is that it was after the Colorado Star quilt - started April 2009.
I wonder what Birre-Liten has in mind?! I bet he wants to play on the quilt! :)   


I had no pattern in mind when I started working on the blocks and I didn't even know how big it was going to be. I just kept on sewing blocks. What I knew is that I wanted to use as much of the polar bear fabric and panel as possible.


From EQ7 I picked snowball and Arkansas snowflake (if not mistaken) blocks. I made them in different sizes to match the size of the blocks I cut from the panel.


Details of the blocks.


More details...


It was a puzzle adding the blocks together...


I had to rotate this photo, to show one side of the quilt.


Finally, the back. I used all the leftovers from the top and had to add a few other fabrics.
The navy blue fabric in the center has polar bears too - a fabric I bought local long before I started making the quilt. It came in handy for this quilt! :)  


The quilt measures 76 x 110 inches / 193 x 280cm.
It is FMQ in a meandering pattern, using Superior Thread's King Tut on the front and Masterpiece on the back.

This is my last FUFO (Finished UFO) for this time. :)
It feels wonderful to have some finishes! 

12 comments:

Elzaan said...

Whoo-hoo Astrid! You have done well with this quilt. It is gorgeous and very well "planned".
And finishing a lot of UFO's! Hope you enjoy the feeling of completing so many projects in such a short time.

Karen said...

I really like the way your polar bear quilt has turned out. Congrats on ANOTHER big finish!!!

Sigrun said...

Kjempeflott Astri! Gratulerer med enda en ufo ferdig. Jeg er imponert over alle du har fått ferdig.

quilton said...

Astrid, it is beautiful. It does feel good to have something finished. I've been doing the same thing.

Trines hobby said...

Denne quilten ble veldig fin! Siden du har valgt motivet isbjørn kan jeg fortelle at jeg har møtt en VILL ISBJØRN ute på isen! Dette skjedde for noen år tilbake, da jeg var en tur til arktis (Svalbard) Det var et flott syn å se isbjørnen ute i eget territorie. Han kom nær oss, ca. 7 meters avstand, men heldigvis greide vi å skremme den bort. Et minne for livet!!

Rosemary said...

Love the polar bears! Your quilt looks wonderful! I love meandering all over a quilt. It comes out fast and looks so good!!

PJs Lapperier. said...

Suveränt fint teppe!

Rene said...

This quilt is beautiful! I can see the love you put into it.

Joanne said...

Hi there, I remember when you started this quilt. It has ended up beautiful. The design and color choices are wonderful! Thank you for sharing another completed UFO .... YEAH !!!!

ulla said...

The quilt has lovely colours and it's just so georgious.Wow what a quilt!

Mary said...

This is wonderful! I'm looking for polar bear fabric like this. Where did you get it? Thanks

Astrid said...

Hi Mary, thanks for your lovely comment! I bought the fabric from www.craftconn.com
you may try there... Or else, try www.equilter.com
I have seen they have some polar bear fabrics too.