Well, this challenge went through some changes.
I had a spiffy little art quilt drawn up.
Then my cousin posted a photo of a little lovey she'd made, and I was...challenged! Although she wound up sharing a link, I changed the animal completely and realized it fit the challenge.
This little girl TOTALLY symbolizes Hope for me, in so many ways.
The back is a 25-patch, quilting in a spiral. Tummy and underside of head are fleece. Head is lightly stuffed; flippers and tail are not quilted or stuffed.
DOH. Edited to add the link to the challenge at Persimon Dreams. Go vote for your favorite!