Thursday, April 25, 2019

World Penguin Day

Apparently today is world penguin day.  Which makes it an appropriate day to share my quilt top of penguin blocks made by hive 4 in this year's Stash Bee.  Completing the top was my One Monthly Goal for the link-up party hosted by Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

At 74" x 90" this quilt is big for me, so photographing it on short notice (so as to post on world penguin day) was tricky.  Here's the best I could do:



I don't currently have anything big enough to back this, so it's on hold as a finished top for the moment.  Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting recently wrote a great post about fabric shopping at IKEA and using duvet covers as backing which I thought was brilliant, so I'm hoping to plan a trip to the Charlotte IKEA soon to find something suitable.

Penguin block pattern is by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts, blocks were made by my fabulous hive-mates in Stash Bee, Hive 4.

Here's another thoroughly bad photo.  This is why I don't like to make big quilts!!!







April Finish link-up is open!!

10 comments:

  1. The penguins are adorable! Don't worry about the photos- they show us how cute the top is.

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  2. Your photos are perfect, I can see how cute and adorable the Penguin quilt is. Good luck with finding a backing at IKEA, don't forget to check out the Children bedding, I remember seeing great black and white prints there.

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  3. This top is adorable! I can see it quilted in swirling snow. Have you checked out any wide backings of quilting fabric? Backside Fabrics is in Stanley, NC. Are you close to them?

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  4. How sweet!! Congrats on meeting your goal:)

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  5. World penguin day! You timed that one perfectly!!! Fun quilt. I hope you find something good for the back at IKEA.

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  6. Lovely penguins, I love your quilt!

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  7. Love those penguins!! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  8. A very fun and cute quilt! Congrats on finishing your OMG for April.

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