In Sewing Pattern

I’m ending the week of Wildlife with Love™ introductions with a grand finale! This is where all of the cuties-of-the-week come together in one super sweet project: Polar Babies Quilt and Pillow.


My goal was to round out the collection with a baby quilt featuring each of my characters, plus a few more. (Sadly there are too many endangered species to choose from!) The quilt consists of nine blocks pieced with subtle curves, providing a polar *habitat* to showcase the animals.


 
Instructions are also included for a coordinating appliquéd pillow with the character of your choice.

The appliqués are made using wool blend felt, applied with fusible webbing and machine stitched. Important details, like faces, are hand embroidered. The felt really lends itself to these furry (and feathery!) characters and adds a wonderful depth and texture to the quilt. I pre-washed my fabrics and felt to be sure that irregular shrinkage would not be a problem. With a gentle cycle this quilt can be machine washed.
The amazing quilting on my photo samples was done by the talented Angela Walters. She knew just what the finishing touch should be for my quilt….wavy landscape, swirling skies, it’s perfect!
Fluff the baby Polar Bear

Swift, the Arctic Fox

Tweed, the Snowy Owl

Slide, the baby seal

Pip, the baby penguin

Poppy here, posing with his favorite quilt square…
Flurry is partial to this one…
This concludes the reveal of the Wildlife with Love™ sewing pattern collection! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what’s new each day this week. It’s been fun introducing them and telling you the back story about my inspiration and decision to support the National Wildlife Federation. The Polar Babies Quilt and Pillow PDF pattern is now available in my etsy shop. If you’ve missed any posts this week, you can follow these links:

Polar Pal Appliqués
Slippy and Slide Seals
Flurry and Fluff Polar Bears
Poppy and Pip Penguins

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a lot to do before leaving for Quilt Market next week. I can’t wait to take my wildlife friends on the road and show them off!

Update: I forgot to mention! All of the fabrics used in the quilt are organic cottons from Cloud 9, Timeless Treasures, and my own Stitch from Robert Kaufman.

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  • Bari Ackerman

    I love the whole group, Betz!

  • Jan | Daisy Janie

    I like these so darn much! The wavy background fabrics really set off the cutie-pies and def give a nice water / ice effect! Bravo Betz!!!

  • You have outdone yourself!!!

  • Jill P

    Love love love it! Am not showing it to my girls because they will insist I make one for each of them and I do not have the skills or machine for that! Bravo!

  • Dagmar

    These are adorable..I have done many of your projects and feel wonderfully reward with each result!
    Please stop by and say hi, I am having a giveaway❤

  • La Chapa

    Oh my goodness! These are so, so cute! I particularly like the fox.

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