Penguin Promenade BOM – Block #9

And here we go: It’s December, and this is the last block of my Penguin Promenade BOM 2020. This last little guy is going down the mountain on his snowboard. I went with the brown fabrics that I used for the sled but you can use your imagination and give him all kinds of crazy board colours. Dig into your scrap bins! I hope you had as much fun with this project as I did. Remember that I will email you the finishing instructions if you send me pictures of your finished blocks until the end of March 2021. My email address can be found on the first page of every pattern. (Edit: As announced earlier, the finishing instructions will be available for purchase in January for those who can’t meet the March deadline.) As for the new BOM, it’s coming along nicely, and I am almost ready to announce it but not quite yet. Stay tuned, it shouldn’t be long. I am also quite confident that I will be able to publish the first block in January. Probably on the first of the month, as usual, or if I need a bit more time, I’ll switch it to mid-month and publish all blocks on the 15th. Either way, I will announce the details soon.

PPP-054-09 Penguin #9

 

Don’t forget that the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop also starts today. I am going to post on the last day which is Friday. Head on over to Carol’s blog Just Let Me Quilt to see the schedule and visit the participants’ sites for yummy recipes and lots of fun stuff. And please come back on Friday for my recipe (lots of chocolate!) and a giveaway.

2020 Cookie Exchange Logo

 

The last Penguin block will be available for free download until the end of the month and move to the pattern store in January.

 

 



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Anniversary Hearts

When Sharon’s son got married last year, she prepared some muslin, cut it into heart shapes, embroidered the couple’s names and the date of their wedding and had the wedding guests write their good wishes for the bride and groom on it. For their first wedding anniversary, she turned the wedding wishes into this colourful quilt. What a great gift and keepsake! The heart panto I used for quilting it is called “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.

Anniversary Hearts

 



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Bow Ties

This stunning quilt was made by Chere. She meticulously pieced hundreds of tiny bow tie blocks and put them together to form a secondary pattern. Truly a labour of love! The pantograph she chose is called “Jessie’s Swirls Simplified”.

Bow Ties

 



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Cynthia Challenge Quilt

A while ago I mentioned our guild’s “Cynthia Challenge”, named after one of our members who had donated a lot of 2″ squares. Gail’s “Scrappy Chains” was the first project I quilted that was made from Cynthia’s squares. Naida was also up to the challenge, and this lovely quilt is her result. This is another great pattern to keep in mind for using up scraps. I especially love the scrappy border, it pulls it all together nicely. The pantograph I used is called “Ginger Flower”.

Cynthia Challenge

 



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Outer Space

Nola made this cuddly quilt as a gift for a little space traveler. Maybe a future astronaut? The fabrics speak for themselves, and the quilt is rather busy, so not much quilting was needed. The pantograph with the loops and stars we chose is called “Starry Night”, and I have used it on quite a few space-themed quilts. I only make one small change. The original pattern has a moon with a face which looks cute on baby quilts but is not really suitable for older space enthusiasts. I just quilt a curve instead of the mouth and nose shapes and turn the moon into a plain crescent.

Outer Space

 



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Cross Trails

This colourful quilt was made by Sandra. Don’t you just love quilts with alternating blocks that create a secondary pattern? Sometimes you have to take a step back to be able to see it. I always enjoy when something unexpected shows up after all the blocks are put together. Sandra chose a leaf pattern for her quilt, this one is called “Wedding Vine”.

Cross Trails




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Bella

Ruth made this quilt that she calls “Bella” from a Jelly Roll. What a neat pattern to use up strips! She started it a couple of years ago, and pandemic restrictions finally gave her the time she needed to finish it earlier this year. The pantograph she chose for her project is called “Ginger Flower”.

Bella




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Penguin Promenade BOM – Block #8

Can you believe it’s November already, and we have only one block left until the Penguins are complete? 2020 is a very strange year. Sometimes time doesn’t seem to pass at all with all the Covid restrictions and no place to go, and then you turn around, and it’s been eight months and we are getting ready for Christmas. With next year looming in the not so distant future, you are probably wondering if there will be another block of the month next year. The answer is, I am working on something but I haven’t made as much progress as I would have liked, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. I might or might not be able to publish the first block on January 1, stay tuned for further updates, I will announce the start date as soon as I can.

Back to our Penguins, this month’s block features a snowball fight. That was one of the first winter activities that came to mind but it turned out to be more difficult than I thought to come up with a fairly simple design for the block. So here we go, our snowball-throwing buddy is about to get hit in the face by an incoming snowball. The block is available for free download until the end of the month and will be moved to the pattern store in December when the final block is released.

PPP-054-08 Penguin #8

 

 

EDIT: Block #8 is now available for purchase in the pattern store if you missed the free download in November

 

 

EDIT: Auch Block #8 gibt es jetzt auf Deutsch. Die Anleitung ist als Kaufmuster im Pattern Store zu finden.

 

 

 



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CQA Challenge Quilt

In 2019, the Canadian Quilters Association started a sew along with the theme “52 blocks in 52 weeks”. They posted a 6″ block every week, and quilters from all over the world made them and shared pictures of their projects. Several of my local guild members joined the challenge as well, and this is Ellen’s version of the CQA Challenge Quilt. I love the bright colours she used to accent the blocks and how well the background fabrics pull the design together. Ellen chose “Wild Wind”, a basic swirly panto, for her project.

CQA Challenge




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Vintage Windmill

“Vintage Windmill” is a Krista Moser pattern, and this is Linda’s version. I love the bright, bold colours and how they stand out against the white background. And even though the pattern name includes the word “vintage”, Linda’s quilt has a more modern feel, and “Overlapping Crop Circles” was a great panto choice for her project, adding nice texture.

Vintage Windmill




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Dog Gone Cute

Mitzy made this dog quilt as a gift for her granddaughter. Aren’t those dog faces just adorable? I am usually more of a cat person, as you might have noticed, but these little puppies are super cute. Choosing a pantograph was easy, we went with “Puppy Paws”, of course.

Dog Gone Cute




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New Patterns: Happy Hippo Hop Quilt and Pillow

It seemed to take forever but the Happy Hippo Hop pattern is finally ready to be published! It took a bit longer because I decided to make a matching pillow as well for those who don’t want to make a whole hippo quilt. The pillow has a 10″ hippo block while the hippos in the quilt are only 8″ in size. I just love this quilt, the smiling baby hippos are so cute, and they make me laugh every time I see them.

PPP-053 Happy Hippo Hop Quilt


I wanted to incorporate the major elements of the quilt when I drafted the pillow design and put the colourful Flying Geese into the border. The hearts were separated and form the cornerstones.

PPP-056 Happy Hippo Pillow


Both patterns are now available for purchase in the store section (in English/Imperial measurements only). I have also created a discount code that is valid until October 30, 2020. Enter the code HIPPO during checkout for 20% off.



 

 



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