It all started with a mini penguin quilt for a rainbow swap in 2016. After that I made another rainbow mini for myself, a bigger penguin quilt for our little mister Jules, penguins for my first book and also a super sized Christmas penguin quilt last year.
I have made so many penguin blocks and quilts, it was about time to spread the love and host a Quilt Along with them.
In this quilt along we will be making a super sized version of the block. There will be an updated version of the pattern coming out this Monday the 26th.While making kits to go with the pattern the idea popped up to celebrate the new pattern release with a Quilt along. It won’t be a year-long-very-big-project like my previous two QAL’s.It will be a light and short quilt along, to just sew a fun quilt top together.
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Ready in time for Christmas
What better timing then to make a quilt that is finished just before Christmas? After this QAL you will have one awesome handmade Christmas gift ready to go!
Let’s make some penguins!
What will we be making in this QAL?We will be sewing a medium sized quilt, with 9 penguins, measuring about 50 x 50 inches (125 x 125 cm). Or a sligthly bigger quilt with 12 penguins, measuring about 50 x 70″ (125 x 175cm).
Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP)
The blocks are made with Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP). So you will need to know how to do FPP to follow along. But I’ve got your back if you’re new to this technique!You can follow my course on FPP to learn all the ins and outs on this technique, or search for YouTube videos from my previous Quilt Alongs.
The QAL will start on the 4th of November and runs till the 8th of December, or till the 15th if you’re joining the bonus week with ruler quilting.
Here is the schedule for the QAL:
Sept 26th Pre order opens for the kits
Oct 4th Kits start shipping
Nov 4th Week 1 – Fabric week + preparation
Nov 11th Week 2 – Sewing blocks 1-3
Nov 18th Week 3 – Sewing blocks 4-6
Nov 25th Week 4 – Sewing blocks 7-9 + Optional Applique
Dec 2nd Week 5 – Quilt assembly + entering for the Giveaway
Dec 9th Bonus week – Quilting with rulers
We assembled three very happy bundles of fabric for this quilt!
Bright Rainbow (This kit is sold out)
Nine rainbow Sassafras fabrics on a grey background. This is the version with nice penguins you see in the picture below.
Ella Bella (This kit is sold out)
While writing up the super sized pattern I couldn’t help myself. I needed to make a penguin quilt for our little girl Ella. This is a softer rainbow version on a very light pink background. This kit makes a larger quilt with 12 blocks.
And then there is a Christmas Penguin quilt. This kit includes fabrics for quilt with nice penguins. Check out the shop on Monday for more details!
Yayy! There will be a giveaway with prizes in the Penguin Parade QAL! Of course everyone who finishes the QAL is a winner. But I will draw three happy quilters who finish their quilt by the 16th of December.
a large half meter rainbow solids bundle + a Angela Walters machine quilting ruler of choice.
Second + Third price
a (also large, but just a tiny bit less large) fat quarter rainbow solids bundle + five Sulky Cotton Petites.
Here’s a quick overview of all the info, just in case you scrolled down ;)
- Penguin Parade QAL starting Nov 4th
- Quilt tops will be done by Dec 8th
- Want to join? Sign up over here!
- Kit pre-sale starts Sept 26th
- Pattern release on Sept 26th
- There will be a bonus week on quilting with rulers after we finish the quilt top