Monday, January 24, 2022

Polar Bear Plunge Hop

 


I'd like to think the hop trio of hosts didn't plan this first Hop for 2022 knowing that most of the US (and parts of the world) would be in such a deep freeze and snow .  But I thank JOAN for starting us off with some hopping fun.


I looked for some 'image' inspiration and a number of Polar Plunge logos came up for Polar Clubs - yup, jumping in that icy water is a thing.


I found this cute little free bear pattern HERE and looked for days for my Sherpa with no success  BUT THEN ......


 


the news of the 'Saskatchewan Screamer' that then became Storm Izzy kept flashing all the colorful and cold  weather photos.




Someone had just given me the new copy of Simply Moderne - the cover caught my eye (love the whole quilt too) and the light bulb went off.


 Using the pattern and colors of the weather maps I came up with my own 'Izzy'.  And one of those quarter circles is the Pantone Color of the Year - PERI, so I have that covered, too.



I even did some hand quilting - haven't done that in a while.  Using the magenta, peri, and white colored threads for some very rough circles.  It was a fun project that helped thru some pretty cold days and nights - waking up to minus 12 degrees is a shocker!

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30 comments:

tubakk said...

I work with that kind of quilts just now. Super fun and interesting. Yours is beautiful, and extra nice with those hand stitces.

Stitchin At Home said...

I like the inspiration that you used for this piece. I do not like the cold or snow. Is it spring yet?

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful quilt, and it definitely represents a winter storm well!

lynn said...

I don't know where you live Sharon, but here in Nova Scotia it is winter, and the season stays with us for a few months. Thanks for introducing me to more modern quilting, I'm just beginning to get the sense of what it is

Carol said...

I LOVE this quilt--the colors reflecting the weather map are just right and the curves are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Great job finding your inspiration! I really love your weather quilt, so thanks for sharing! Stay warm, and happy quilting.

Barbara said...

That turned out great! Love the colors.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Izzy brought cold and snow here, too. Northing like to cold you got, though! Your storm map quilt is a unique entry for the Polar Bear Plunge Blog Hop. Way to make it work for you, Sharon!

Jeanna said...

You played this very well. I love the quilt and your hand quilting!

Connie W. said...

Wonderful colors that will bring an inner glow each time you see this piece. Thanks for sharing.
Connie

Carol S. said...

I can't even imagine how cold that must feel...minus 12 degrees, YIKES! Your Izzy turned out gorgeous in those colors and I love that you put the newest color of the year in it! Thanks for sharing, Sharon.

Leah said...

Love your quilt. What a neat idea to use the colors on the weather map!

Calicojoan said...

I feel like I put the "voodoo" out on part of the country with this hop! LOL!! But it wasn't my goal, I promise. You may be freezing, but at least you still have your sense of humor about you. :-) Your take on Izzy is absolutely gorgeous and hand quilting. Wow! If I get my act together here, you might just see a polar bear from the link you shared. I have it printed, but it hasn't sewn itself together yet. LOL!! Thanks for playing along with us!

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful hand quilting! Thanks so much for sharing!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the hand quilting in coloured thread... it really adds to this fun quilt!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow that is an awesome quilt and love the colors you used and your quilting. Somehow Izzy missed Michigan.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Sharon, that's a great idea. Congrats on a lovely quilt!

Quilting Gail said...

Very cute!

Rebecca Smith said...

Love how the weather inspired your project

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Sharon, that is a lovely quilt. I like your color choices and the abstract design. Well done.

beaquilter said...

cute project and where I grew up in DK there were "vikings" who'd drill a hole in the ice in the harbor and jump in, then quickly back out and drink snapps or whatever other drink to warm them up, it's supposedly good for you! I haven't tried it, I'd be too scared, but I HAVE been to a water park in Holland where you swim around this lazy river and at some point it was outside and right next to it was a small round pool like a spa size, but really deep and the water was super COLD, so we'd be brave step out of the hot water, jump into the cold and back out and quickly into the hot water again, it was like burning then! You have to JUMP into the cold, you can't just tippy toe or slide into it, then you'll never make it.....of course I was a kid then, don't know if I'd do it now!

Carla said...

I love your inspiration for Izzy. Great project for a little handwork too.

LJ said...

One never gets completely settled with minus degree weather; stay as warm as possible. Loved your modern quilt. What a super way to commemorate Saskatchewan Screamer/Storm Izzy as well as this coooold hop.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Fun projects. Love the little bears as well as your quilt! The weather map inspiration is great!! And I'm so thankful that Arctic blast did not make it this far south. It's cold enough here in the 40s! LOL BRRRR! Thanks for sharing, Sharon.

tink's mom said...

Your bears are just perfect for this event, so dang sweet. Thanks for the link to the pattern. What a great idea for your quilt piece using the oh so colorful weather map. Good luck this weekend, I understand it's gonna be a duzzy.

Carol Andrews said...

Thank you Sharon for sharing the link for the sweet bear pattern. I love your Izzy and the story behind your design process. Sorry you had that nasty storm roll through. It’s been a weird winter up here in British Columbia! 😉

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Wow, I love that quilt and it's really great that you've incorporated your weather map colours .

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Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like those circles. I'll be working on a similar circle quilt soon.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I love how you used the weather map colors for this project! The quilt turned out so well! xx