Penguins are my favorite bird! They are so cute! Okay,well everyone might not share my opinion of them but my nephew Ian does. So I was delighted at the challenge of making me a penguin quilt for Christmas.
I would a fun penguin fabric that is perfect for the quilted front and bought some yellow and orange to match.
Do you see the problem that I belatedly saw? Yup, I missed how much this color combination resembles Halloween. Luckily I noticed it before I had started to sew. Saving the orange and yellow for another blanket, I switched the color scheme to blue, black and penguins.
This quilt has different sized square than I used before. The squares for my Project Linus quilts were smaller and the squares for Owen’s quilt were bigger. Happily it still went together easily enough.
For the back of this quilt I was going to do the same solid black as I used for Owen because the fleece fabrics with a penguin on it were Christmas oriented. Someone above was smiling down on me because at the last-minute I found the perfect fabric!
It is so cute and I am so pleased! I put the fabric in the wash and prepared the blanket to work on. Once it was all sewn together, I added the yarn finishing touches.
I am so pleased with this blanket! I am almost sad to give it away but I know that Ian will love it and use it all the time. Wrapping it I could not help but think “it is Christmas time yet?”