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.
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Nov ‘19 OMG Finishes. This was one of my 2019 Qtr 4 FAL goals. Linking up to 2019 Quarter 4 Finish-A-Long Finishes.
Hi Mary! This penguin is just so darn adorable. I love the fabrics you chose for him. Centering him works as well, I think – otherwise you wouldn’t be able to enjoy all of his cuteness! This is the pillow you are keeping for yourself? He’s a sweet addition wherever he lands – I would have a hard time giving him up. ~smile~ Roseanne
Your penguin pillows are wonderful! They would be lovely in the Winter months. I believe I would want him in the middle of the pillow, also. Too Cute!
This is so very cute! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!