I've made great progress on the penguins in the past few days. Following the directions to the letter, I first sewed sides to the eyes so that they don't look like houses anymore.
I chain pieced wings.
I got tired of drawing diagonal stitching lines so I finally got out the Sharpie and just drew a line that I could follow. That sped things up nicely.
Three sets of penguin wings for small, medium and large penguins. I'm calling them papa, mama and baby anymore. There are 4 papas, 8 mamas and 8 babies.
Next was adding corners to the head and finally we have something that looks like a penguin! NOW I can play with the bodies.
Here are all of the fabrics that I have to choose from for the bodies. I need twenty so I'll spend the weekend deciding which ones that I want to use. The tedious part of this quilt is over!
This weekend I'll work more on this, the scrap coasters, winding yarn and I also need to plan a new crochet project.
3/13/2020 11:24:06 am
They will be the most unique penguins ever! A new species!!
3/13/2020 02:35:10 pm
Your creativity and eye for design always amaze me. Your penguins are sheer genius.
3/14/2020 08:09:33 am
Those penguins will be adorable. I see a couple of fabrics that you will surely use. (Heart, Star)
3/14/2020 09:31:04 am
i've seen that pattern...and like it....but didn't want to do it myself. i'm glad you are doing it....i like living vicariously through you. hahaha we like a lot of the same things...we could be sisters.
3/16/2020 08:46:13 am
Those will be some snazzy penguins!
3/21/2020 12:06:59 pm
Houses no longer! Love the thought of the shibori 'tummies' - talk about well dressed penguins.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.