Sunday, September 18, 2016

Polar Ice - #3 Shifting Shadows Quilt

Shifting Shadows goes together so quick and easy, I didn't stop at one. Or two. But made three. Polar Ice is the third in the series.

Polar Ice Shifting Shadows

The first two, Safari and Jungle, were made with prints in the squares and the background. For this one, prints are still in the squares (need something entertaining for a baby to look at!), but the background and shadows are solids.

Believe it or not, I actually went to my LQS and found this cute penguin, seal, and polar bear print. 

A perfect dark green solid fat quarter for the shadow was in the stash, which gave the opportunity to test whether a fat quarter would be enough fabric for 20 blocks. And yes it is, as long as it's cut into 18" lengths.

Speeding along with assembly again, this quilt was also done in a day. For the back, some leftover polar fleece from another quilt long ago, was the perfect size. It's been a long time since I used fleece, and found it to be shifty. I think I'll stick to cotton or flannel.

Polar Ice fleece back

Believe it or not, the back is quilted with white Glide thread. It sank into the fleece, so all that's visible is texture.

For the front, custom quilting ruled again. This time, the background has stippling with some loops.

Polar Ice quilting

And the shadows have 1/4" spaced lines, with a swirl in the corner. How cute is that??? And have I mentioned I love my Innova 22LS for helping create such beautiful stitches?

Polar Ice quilting closeup

Since the sewing marathon last week, there are three additions to the baby quilt stash, 1 for a girl, and 2 for boys. But I don't expect they'll stay there long.

Shifting Shadows quilts

Happy Quilting!


  1. I love the use of fleece and the quilting!!

  2. Sew sew cute. Love all three. Fleece is such a good choice for the back of a child's quilt, soft already. I think I must make one of these, have cat fabric.

  3. These quilts are just adorable. Thank you for sharing!

  4. The triplets! I really like the colors in this one and bet the fleece feels great too.


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