Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Peter Penguin Pillow and Block

I had been wanting to make something holiday-ish lately, but not something too Christmas-focused.  After some thinking and several designs, I came up with a paper pieced Penguin block that I then turned into a pillow.
 I introduce you to Peter Penguin!

I love how this little pillow cover turned out.  I used a couple of hot fix crystals for the eyes and did a simple wavy line quilting around the penguin to make it look like snow drifts. 
The quilting took me no time at all - maybe 20 minutes.  I love quick projects lately and really love how this one turned out.  
And because I always enjoy seeing where people get their inspiration from, I thought I'd share a picture of the sketches I drew before I moved to the computer to test everything and make the actual paper pieced design.  I don't have any fancy software to do my designing, I just use Microsoft Publisher. 

You can download the free pattern here in my Craftsy shop.

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Cute--and perfect for all winter long.

  2. very cute! I don't use fancy software either - I stick to pencil and paper, actually :)

  3. This one is so adorable. Love the wavy line quilting around it.

  4. He's adorable. Thanks for the pattern.