Quilting a Penguin
This week my penguin quilt was under the needle again.... this time to quilt it - one of my favorite parts of quiltmaking.
I used this cute batik for the back - I just love the footprints on it.
Once it was layered with batting, as for all quilting, I started near the center of the quilt by quilting around the applique penguins. To make the penguins pop, I decided to stipple down the background but before doing so I straight quilted around the outside of the section.
I used cross-hatching to quilt the nine-patch blocks and at the same time, I extended the lines out into the next border.
My plan for the wider border was to quilt penguins - how fun is that? I reduced the penguin templates and used only the outline. I drew these onto tissue paper because I didn't want to mark the quilt top and then pinned them around the border evenly - pairs along the top and bottom border and single penguins up the sides.
With the tissue paper removed, they turned out great!
I've added the quilting templates - the right way and reversed - to the pattern which you can find on my website: Penguin Baby Quilt