Of course, as usual, I fell for a large-scale print without having any real plans (did I mention I got it in both colourways?) but I was smart enough to order several coordinating prints and textures to go along with it so that when I did decide what I wanted to make, I'd have everything on hand.
I do have a plan for it but reality says that may not happen in time for (this) Christmas. As it happens, one of my son-in-laws is rather fond of polar bears. This same young man also needed a Christmas stocking of his own for here at our place on Christmas morning. Hmm...polar bear fan + polar bear fabric = polar bear stocking!
This stocking was inspired by a photo posted over at Sew Katie Did (love her work!) and - bonus - it was fun and easy to make. I fussy cut the polar bears and sewed them in a strip with a few other scraps until I had a piece long enough to go with my stocking pattern. The background is an Essex linen from my stash and the backing is the snowflake print, also from Brrr. I did some straight line quilting on both back and front, added a lining and a hanger, and bound the top edge like I would any other quilt. And it's done!
Here is a close up of one of the polar bears:
I like it! And, I am looking forward to stuffing it full of goodies!