Polar Bear Plunge

I really had no idea what I was going to make for this project when I signed up.  Then not long before Christmas I found out one of my best friends' mom was having significant health problems and I wanted to make a quilt for her...My big Christmas gift was an accuquilt cutter so I dug into my scraps and started working; in the back of my mind I thought I'll applique a polar bear on the quilt and it will work for the blog hop.  Then I realized I used white for the solid portions so that wouldn't work...I love flannel for the back of quilts so I searched and found a flannel polar bear print to use.  My friend's daughter says she likes the back even more than the front. 



Once I was finished I started to think people wouldn't really see the polar bear tie in so I added this little mug rug.  

I also have to include this tiny arctic wall hanging.  I bought this kit on our Alaskan honeymoon and finished it several years later. It now hangs in my craft room.  


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Comments

  1. How sweet of you to make this beautiful quilt as a gift for someone who need some extra care. That back side is great.

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  2. A beautiful quilt, and the flannel backing is perfect.

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  3. Beautiful quilt; I'm sure it'll be much appreciated.

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  4. Sweet and thoughtful quilt. An Alaskan honeymoon sounds just about perfect. Thanks

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  5. Neat quilt--it will be loved! The wall hanging from Alaska is very nice--I love the mountains and Northern Lights in it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful and sure to be loved. Thank you for sharing your projects!

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  7. What a thoughtful gift, Becky! The backing totally ties in the the Blog Hop theme, but that mug rug was a super cute addition to your post. Thanks for sharing your special Northern Lights wall hanging, too!

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  8. The Polar Bear quilt is beautiful. The backing fabric is a perfect fit!

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  9. Your quilt is beautiful and such a thoughtful quilt. The fabric on the back is definitely perfect for this hop. Sweet wall hanging, too! Thank you for sharing, Becky!

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  10. You hit the jackpot with your project. One side is bright and cheery, the back side is cozy and pretty, and the recipient is enjoying her quilt. Thanks for sharing.
    Connie

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  11. A gift from the heart and what a beautiful one it is. I had to laugh when you said they liked the back better than the front. I have a friend who made place mats for a family member and they put them on the table with the backing side up. LOL!! Everyone has their preferences. What a cute little mug rug as well. You know I'm drooling over your Alaska honeymoon kit. My heart belongs to Alaska! Thanks for playing in the Polar Bear Hop with us.

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  12. Great projects! Loved Alaska when we went on a cruise. I still need to make something with the fabrics I bought up there. Thanks so much for sharing

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  13. Beautiful gift for your best friends mom.

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  14. What a sweet quilt and love the mug rug and your piece hanging on your wall. The flannel backing is great!

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  15. Hi Becky, those are all great projects!

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  16. Love the quilt! And the backing is PERFECT for the blog hop!

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  17. What a lovely quilt for a lady needing some support right now. I think the backing is great too. Great finish and the mug rug is a nice extra touch.

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  18. a very sweet gift! Have fun with your Accuquilt cutter, I love mine!

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  19. What a lovely gift, I really think I need an accuquilt

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  20. Your quilt is beautiful and the backing is PERFECT! Cute mug rug and a great way to remember your honeymoon for sure. Great idea!

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  21. I agree, the backing is spot on. Hope you're enjoying your AccuQuilt cutter - looks like it was perfect for this project. I did notice the heart; what a great idea to hold her in your heart.

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  22. So pretty, and the backing is perfect!! I know your friend will appreciate your kind gesture. Love the mug rug. I, too, love my AccuQuilt cutter and dies!!

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  23. How wonderful to make the quilt for your friend. I Love, Love, Love the arctic wall hanging!

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  24. Love your quilt and I'm sure your friends mom will too. I think that the backing flannel is just perfect. The piece from your honeymoon, especially the northern lights is wonderful. And of course I just love your mug rug.

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  25. I’m betting that quilt was just so appreciated. The backing is perfect. I like your mug rug and your wall hanging is gorgeous.

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  26. That's a beautiful quilt for your friends mum with very cute backing.

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  27. Love all your projects you made for this hop! You put a lot of thought into them and they are just right! xx

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