Monday, March 11, 2013

Penguin Quilt - The Home Stretch

I've made so much progress these last few days.  All the penguins and the 3 inch nine patches are done.  Sashing and border pieces are all cut and ready to go.  My penguin quilt is all laid out and waiting for the final approach!

I assembled the nine patches using strip piecing, and for some reason I was having a dickens of a time sewing the light blue fabric correctly.  Every time I turned around I had a blue strip wrong side up!  The first mistake I noticed early; everything was still strips.  So I took out my trusty seam ripper, and removed a blue strip.  Then I stepped back to look at what I had...  and I still had a strip wrong side up!  Oh no, I had taken off the wrong one!

But despite a few mishaps, it's coming together.  I'm so excited.

Linking up to Design Wall Monday and WiP Wednesday.


  1. I had to come see your penguins! I love what you've done with the 9-patch corners. Very creative, even if it drove you crazy.

    About 5 years ago, someone sent me 4 penguin blocks from this pattern, a donation to American Hero Quilts, and I had such fun with them.

  2. Love your 9 patch corners! It looks almost like lace set that way.

  3. This is so cute! I love the nine patches, too. Looks like snowflakes! :)

  4. I'm so thrilled to see another penguin quilt! Our guild had a drunkard's path workshop this winter and I've been working at turning my drunkard's path blocks into penguins.