My November ‘19 One Monthly Goal was to make a Penguin Party pillow (Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman) to add to my holiday decor this Christmas. I did simple one-inch apart straight-line quilting on this pillow cover. You may notice if you look at Elizabeth’s pattern that I opted to center my penguin in the middle of the pillow rather than having a wide border on the left and a narrower border on the right as was instructed in the pillow. I know asymmetrical borders are a hallmark of modern quilting which I am certainly drawn to, but sometimes the more traditional look is more appealing to my eye. I guess I’m only a partially modern Mary!
Below is the back of the pillow. I just love the adorable ice-fishing penguin print.
I made a second Penguin Party pillow for my friend, Alicia, and decided to quilt it slightly differently. I chose to not quilt through the penguin but instead stitched-in-the-ditch around the penguin and then did half-inch-apart straight-line quilting. See this Post for a picture of Alicia’s penguin.