The little Christmas Penguin is finished and hanging on the tree! I didn't have any kind of frame or hoop to put him in, so I decided to be cheap and finish him like a little pillow with a fabric loop. He isn't quite round, but with him hanging on the tree, it's not really an issue.
I cut two pieces of batting and then a backing of penguin fabric, sewed about 3/4 of the way around with right sides together, and then flipped it right side out. Here's the back:
I top stitched all around to close it up and hold everything together.
He looks a little more uniform from this side, lol!
While that blue penguin fabric was out, I cut pieces for a bowtie block. I've been hand-piecing these, and am caught up with 17 of them stitched - one for each day of the month of December.
So far, my color choices have just been random - whatever is out on the cutting table or in the scrap bin that I can get 2.5 inch and 1.5 inch squares out of. I'll continue this as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project in 2023. I want to make at least 100 of them!
Pieces are prepped for today's block, #18, and that will be my slow stitching project for this afternoon!
Linking up with the Slow Sunday Stitchers
at Kathy's Quilts.
That Penguin ornament is fantastic! I love the backing fabric you used! But the cross stitch is so wonderful and is just perfect! Love your bow ties too! Have fun making them today! Hugs!
Your penguin ornament is really cute. Congrats on keeping up with the bow tie blocks. That's a block that's on my bucket list. It's such a versatile block with lots of fun setting options.
Cute penguin! I wish I had known, I have a box full of small hoops and frames, I could have sent you one!
What a cute ornament for your tree! How many other penguins are hanging on your Christmas tree??? A nice collection of bow ties too!
Congrats on getting the ornament finished in time for Christmas!
Your penguin ornament looks lovely on the tree.
good idea on the finish for the penguin ornament - do you have a lot of them on your tree?
He's cute. And the backing is perfect!
Mr Penguin is adorable! You'll enjoy him for years to come. You are doing great on your bowties.
Love your bow tie quilt! Your penguin is adorable too
Adorable penguin ornament! And I love those happy bow ties, too.
The penguin ornament is adorable! Love your bow tie blocks too! Happy Holidays Dian!
Penguins and bowties -- a dynamite combination!
Penguin is a very cute finish. I rather like him finished without a frame.
Your little penguin is adorable! He didn't need anything more than a simple loop; he's perfect just as he is. Merry Christmas!
Oh, how sweet your little Christmas Penguin ornament is taking pride and place on your Christmas tree. The backing fabric with those little penguins is perfect. You certainly have a head start for your Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2023 with those pretty bowtie blocks. They all look fabulous, Diann. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!
What a cute little penguin ornament! I like how you finished it off! Great idea!
What a cute penguin block you made! Those blocks look good together! What a great time you will have as you look back at the projects you made from those scraps!
He looks really cute as a little pillow, and the bow ties are fantastic.
Your penguin ornament is so cute, and a perfect hanging on the Christmas tree. Smart to continue with the bow tie block project for next year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Beautiful blocks!
Your penguin ornament is so sweet. I like the bowtie block that you made with the penguin fabric.
Aw, cute penguin. I think making Christmas ornaments is so fun at this time of year. And the best part is that next year when you get the ornaments out, it is a surprise all over again to find it.
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