4 March 2016

Penguin Inn


What a fast and fun finish! This Penguin Inn quilt was cut and pieced in one day. And quilted and bound the next. It may have been a couple of weeks since I sewed anything. But it must be just like riding a bike.


This photo shoot makes me thankful for the fresh show fall. Makes for the perfect backdrop to this polar themed quilt complete with an igloo and three adorable penguins.

 

The one on top seems to be King of the Castle...



But I assure you these are three very good friends!




Penguin Inn was made using ColorWorks Premium Solids from Northcott Fabrics. The penguins are Ultra Black, Super White and Canary. The background is Clearwater. The bricks are made from Oasis, Lagoon, Bahama Blue, Capri and Turquoise. And the binding is Liberty Blue.





It seems like I have been quilting with plain white thread for quite a while now. So for this one I dug into my stash of Superior Threads. And chose a cone of variegated blue for the top and used plain white thread in the bobbin. However, I stuck to my trademark organic wavy lines for a fast and fun quilting finish.







Thank you to Northcott Fabrics for sponsoring this project using selections from your ColorWorks collection for the front and a cute flannel print from the Let It Snow collection for the backing.



This snowflake print ties in nicely with the main blues from the front. I chose a navy for the binding to make a slightly darker frame to hold everything in place.





The Penguin Inn pattern is now listed for sale in my pattern shopThis quilt is made using traditional methods and is not paper pieced. The pattern provides material requirements, cutting instructions and detailed step-by-step directions. Here it is using an Electric Quilt mock up.





Instructions include the directions to make this single block that finishes at 18" square. The perfect size for making a mini quilt for the penguin lover in your life!









"Penguin Inn" finished at approximately 54" x 66"
and was the 83rd use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.









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24 comments:

Steffi said...

Die Pinguine sind total goldig!

Kate said...

Lorna, Penguin Inn is a beautiful design - I love it!!

KaHolly said...

As cute as can be, Lorna. I love penguins.

Little Quiltsong said...

Love this! Beautiful shades of blue solids for the background of these cute penguins!

Jayne said...

Thumbs up to quick finishes! Lorna this is so cute. The quilting works perfectly with the design! Gorgeous!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The snow really is a perfect background for this fun quilt! I love that it came together so quickly. Hooray for a wonderful finish. :)

Liz said...

I love their little bow ties! Adorable!

Vicki in MN said...

You've done it again Lorna, another fun quilt and so fast too!!!

legato1958 said...

What an fun and adorable quilt you have made! How cute are these little guys!! I love the igloo use of the blue fabrics!
Susie

Julie Cefalu said...

Such happy penguins! I love your latest pattern. And I'm all for the organic wavy lines in the quilting. Julie@TheCraftyQuilter.com

Natureluvr57 said...

I love love love these li'l fellas. I wish it was smaller for a wall hanging. Is it possible to make just the center design area for a wall hanging and how large would it be then? Thanks

tubakk said...

Your penguins are so sweet, I have to try one. Beautiful quilt, it is.

Ioleen said...

Love these penguins. Went to see them at the Calgary Zoo a couple of years ago. They are so cute in person.

Tish Stemple said...

Congrats on another great pattern!

JanineMarie said...

I love the formal attire on those penguins. It must be a high class inn. Those blues look great together and with the backing and the snow! Congrats on another fun pattern!

Vera said...

Yeah! Another fun and cute pattern! Good job Lorna!

Kitty | Night Quilter said...

This is very cute! I can totally see this quilt being made with one of the penguins sporting a bright red bow-tie! Great finish and pattern :)

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Hello penguins. So darn adorable. I don't know how you keep coming up with these amazing, but keep doing it!!!

Fran Gloade said...

Do you use a domestic sewing machine or a long arm when you do your organic wave stitch

Karen @runsewfun said...

So many pretty blues to show off these adorable penguins! Another darling pattern!

Jasmine said...

You continue to amaze me with your designs. This is absolutely adorable!

Daytona Damsel said...

Love this quilt. One of your best designs yet.

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

This is so stinking adorable!!! I love it!

Cheryl said...

So cute! I love the penguins and the ice blocks. The variegated thread for the quilting was a wonderful choice.