Tuesday, December 24, 2013


I love art.  I love sewing.  And I love polar bears.  So when it came time to create a piece for the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild's January show, I knew exactly what I was going to do.  Ok, well maybe not exactly.  I actually boasted (confessed) to the other members of the leadership team that my quilt was amazing - in my head - but I had yet to put stitch to fabric until a couple of weeks ago.

To me, polar bears are majestic and magical.  At the zoo, I could watch them all day.  And the walruses. But let's focus on the polar bears, shall we?

This polar bear is actually made of white felt and is wearing a saddle made of Anna Maria Horner flannel.  He (yes, I imagine he is a boy polar bear) is embellished with perle cotton french knots and some hand quilting for decoration, but also to secure him to the quilt.

The quilt measures approximately 21" x 21" and is meant to be a wall hanging.  It is improv pieced and free-motion quilted.  I even threw in some delicious perle cotton for added pizzaz.  

I love this guy.  From the beginning, I had every intention of selling him in the show.  Now, I'm not so sure.

With love and waffle kisses.


  1. He's a very cute polar bear :D Nice job!

    1. Thank you. My basement is being overtaken with bear art. Now I'll just be able to add this to the collection :)

  2. I love him. I can see how you wouldn't want to part with him!

    1. Thanks, Leslie. He is now happily back at home with me. I think he'll become a permanent fixture in my sewing space.