You may have noticed that I made a new paper piecing penguin since introducing him to you a couple of weeks ago. The fabric for his torso (do penguins have torsos?) has now writing on it, to go with the ones on the back of the cushion. Matching alert everyone, I am actually caring about the back as well as the front of my project now!
I did some embroidery for the eyes - very therapeutic actually. And you will have noted that I may be the only person that can mess up a paper piecing pattern, and there is a little black triangle that should not be there (a bit like an added third ear). Don't ask me how I managed it, I really don't know.
I kept it really simple at the front - to make sure the penguin strip would stand out. I may add some snowflakes quilting later - but not sure yet. I top-stitched the white bands of fabric.
For once I am very happy to show you the back of my work. I saw this fabric first on Don't Call me Betsy - and I just had to get it. It is so perfect, the penguins are so cool! I used the Sew Mama Sew tutorial for the zipper, and it is amazingly simple! Why no one told me before - than you Jess for showing me the light!
Here are more details about the cushion:
- Paper Piecing pattern from Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays (the correct version of the pattern here)
- Blue background fabric for the penguin is Leah Duncan Maya fabric (also used for Baby MiH's moses basket)
- Penguin torso fabric is Mon Amie in white found at Plush Addict (UK based)
- Kona solids for the rest (can be found at Simply Solids, UK based)
- Back fabric is Circus - Penguins on Blue by Nancy Wolff found at Plush Addict
- The flap fabric was in my stash (I think I got it from Stefanie Style Etsy shop)
- Embroidery floss from DMC.
This is one cute little fellow for Baby MiH's cot! I am quite pleased with my first paper piecing finish!
PS: Did you read the Susan's post on Le Challenge, she has also got an amazing giveaway - you can enter here! Only a couple of days left to finish your entry!