Thursday, 4 December 2014

Penguin in the post......✓

Back at the end of September I held a Blogiversary Giveaway for a handmade cushion and the winner could pick to have me make them a cushion from all the ones I've made and I've made quite a few!!
The winner was the lovely Helen who picked one of these paper pieced cushions from Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays and let me surprise her with which one, as she couldn't decide.
After a bit of thinking I set to work cutting and sewing, but thing got a little crazy so he got put aside for a week or two and last week I finally moved my backside to buy an insert and get him posted off!!
And this morning Helen received name as yet!?!
I made it with an envelope back.
I quilted him just following his outline and then tried a snowflake like stitch from my machine on the background.
I picked this character as without the Christmas hat on he can be left out on the sofa for the whole winter, rather than just for the Christmas period. Penguins also seem to be a bit popular at the moment what with Monty the Penguin from John Lewis and The Penguins of Madagascar film coming out, which this chap still reminds me of those 'Smile and wave boys, just smile and wave!'

Size - 19"x19"
Fabrics - Too many to list! 

I loved making him and have now lost count of the amount of things I have made from that book, I can honestly say I've had my moneys worth!!! And it's making me want to dig my Penguin and Polar Bear cushions out of the loft.
I'm so pleased that Helen likes him and that this is also a finish from my Q4 list from the 2014 FAL, I actually think this might be my only finish so far.......(hangs head in shame and rushes off to see if there is anything else I can get finished!!)

****** Disclaimer - No Penguins were harmed in the making or posting of this cushion!!*****


  1. Fabulous!
    I'm off to check out the book!

  2. Superb, I think I need to pull that book off the bookshelf again (once all the other projects have been finished) our 3 cushion covers came out of the loft last weekend, a small child has decided to give them new names this year!

  3. I love this! Lucky Helen :) I think I need to add this book to my Christmas list.

  4. 'Smile and wave, boys' - I say that quite a lot to my boys over here as we are often the center of attention! Can't wait for the new movie, and I just love this cushion!

  5. Helen has great taste, and I'd have gone for that penguin too. Should I be embarrassed that I have no kids, but know exactly where that quote's from?!

  6. I love him, I love him, I love him!!! (So do all my visitors so I've started frisking them before they leave!) He still hasn't got a name but I'm sure that, when he's ready, he'll let me know what he wants to be called. Thank you!!!!!


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