Monday, January 24, 2022

My Day For The "Polar Bear Plunge" Blog Hop

I love when Joan at Moosestash Quilting gets her wickedly clever brain going with blog hop ideas and of course, she never disappoints. The "Polar Bear Plunge" blog hop challenge for this month is just so fun! Thanks, Joan!


There isn't much chance of icy weather here, but we do occasionally need a jacket when the wind blows. I still walk to the mailbox in bare feet, but one of my neighbors thinks I'm crazy. Of course I'm crazy, but what does that have to do with walking in my bare feet? I used to walk to the mailbox in Utah snow...that possibly might have been a little crazy.


My "Polar Bear Plunge" project was made using the Benartex "Snow Place Like Home" by Kanvas Studios fabric line. Seems like a perfect match for this blog hop with all those polar bears and snowflakes!

Polar Peace
65" x 65"



He's a cool dude just looking for peace in his scarf made with Artic Stripe black!


I love the Snow Daze turquoise, red, and periwinkle!


The back of the quilt is pieced with leftover fabric.


Polar Bear Express in gray has the cutest bears and the Artic Stripe black makes a great binding.


I think we all could use some PEACE!


The pinwheels were so easy to make!


You can find "Polar Peace" in my Etsy store HERE.


I love doing applique, especially when I use my favorite iron-on adhesive!
Check out the other bloggers in the "Polar Bear Plunge" blog hop:

40 comments:

tubakk said...

This is a beautiful quilt Carol. And we all love peace.

GranChris said...

Great quilt but barefoot in the snow after a snowplow has goneby?

Dorian said...

LOL Cute Carol! Love your bear.... I, too, am a barefoot walker.. even used to go out in the snow barefoot.. but now it's too cold too. Have a great day! And thanks for sharing.

Stitchin At Home said...

Love your bear quilt with his cool scarf! I go barefoot most of the time, except in the snow and I have enough of that already.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Beautiful quilt! I am also a barefoot walker but haven't tried in the snow yet!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your Polar Peace quilt. The colors are so fresh and vibrant and the bear is too cool for school!

lynn said...

He is a handsome bear Carol, and your quilt is his perfect setting.

piecefulwendy said...

Definitely the perfect fabric for this Hop. Polar Peace is a cool quilt!

Leah said...

This turned out lovely and your polar bear is super cool!

Carol said...

Very cute, Carol! I love that bear, but all the fabrics are really neat. I frequently try to piece backs that way too (unless I'm too lazy and use wide fabric...hee, hee). Glad you shared!

Annie said...

Your quilt is so cute. Those novelty print fabrics are adorable.

Sharon said...

Great quilt with such cute fabrics! I prefer to be barefoot too, although the tile floors in our house get quite chilly in the winter so I wear my slippers with warm socks. Thanks for sharing!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Your quilt is wonderful, Carol. The polar bear and the fabrics all work great together. Peace is definitely what the world needs more of. You sure have tougher feet than me going barefoot in the snow! Yikes, I couldn't do that,lol!

Connie W. said...

Thank you for sharing this great quilt. You brought a smile to my face as I saw the bear, her great scarf and her message. Just terrific!
Connie

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness he just tickles my toes! LOL!! My toes are not frozen. Nope I have my big wool socks on mine. :-) You silly girl walking barefoot in the snow. You might get them stuck on ice around here if you did that today. Thanks for creating another one of your Carol Swift designs for the hop. It is absolutely darling! Oh and those fabrics. I'm drooling here.

Karrin Hurd said...

Adorable quilt! I just love it. I don't think I could walk in bare feet in the snow though! Thanks for another wonderful quilt!

ShirleyC said...

The quilt is just so adorable and pretty! The colors certainly depict cold weather!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a wonderful quilt... bright, happy, peaceful :)

Theresa said...

Your quilt is adorable, love it!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cute quilt! Love the pics of your tootsies in the snow. I think it is the Navajo that give babies snow baths as a ritual to make them strong.

For the love of geese said...

So very cute. Seems I have been going through a lot of Heat N Bond lately.

Corrie said...

Carol, that's amazing. How clever!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Carol, what a gorgeous quilt! I love the panel and all of the fabric!

Quilting Gail said...

Very cute quilt! And perfect for the blog hop!

Kathy E. said...

Your polar bear is, indeed, a very cool dude! He, along with many of us, are searching for peace, so it's perfect that he's holding up his end with those snazzy glasses and all the awesome colors! Your vibrant imagination never ceases to amaze me, Carol!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carol! That is one cute polar bear in his sunglasses and a nifty black scarf. He is definitely one cool dude. Those fabrics are so cute and perfect for this blog hop. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Carol, What a cheerful polar bear. He almost makes me forget that photo of naked toes in the snow! I just love a blog hop with happy inspiration. Thanks for all your effort and for sharing with us all.

beaquilter said...

that's a COOL bear quilt, he's almost TOO cool! LOL
Walking in bare feet is GOOD for you, my kids always do, I don't, I'm the type to wear warm slippers outside on the porch in the summer time!! My feet are always COLD!!
Hey, sign me up for the hour glass blog hop too! :)

Lianne makes stuff said...

What a cool bear and a great quilt

Britt-Inger said...

Such a cutie that you have made. I love your choices of fabrics

Carla said...

ADORABLE!! Peace is certainly something we could all use. Aren't you clever!

LJ said...

How cute, Carol. That's the perfect fabric collection for this hop and your project. Alford looks so cool in his Artic Strip scarf and those perfectly designed glasses.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

That quilt is just adorable! Love the bear!!

tink's mom said...

What a great fabric line for this fabulous quilt. Especially love the Gray background for those bears, Oh and the snowy toes, just priceless.

Carol Andrews said...

What a sweet little quilt. Those fabrics are just perfect! I especially like his motto. Peace is something we all could enjoy after the last few years of insanity! 😉

Kathleen said...

What a perfectly polar and fun quilt this is! I am not a barefoot person, so I am cringing at the picture of feet in the snow! Love the extra pointy pinwheels and the polar bear dude! So creative.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

A super cute quilt. I've seen toes in the sand, but not in the snow. Brrrrr

Elvira said...

Unas telas ideales para cualquier trabajo de invierno, El quilt ideal
besos

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love to stand bare foot in the snow - great for nerve pain. Love the cool polar quilt!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh wow Carol, your quilt is sooo cute! You had the perfect fabrics and what a cool bear that is! xx