Penguin Mini Quilt

I’m becoming a big fan of mini quilts. No, they’re not especially practical. But its so fun to try out new things on a small scale without committing to an entire quilt. Plus, everything’s cuter in miniature form, right?

Fractured Penguin Mini Quilt

As part of the Houston Modern Quilt Guild, I got to participate in the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge a while back. They sent us all a few free fat eighth pieces of fabric, and we got to make whatever we wanted with them and whatever solids and other Michael Miller prints we wanted.

Fractured Penguin Mini Quilt

I fell head-over-heels in love with pictures Violet Craft’s Forest Abstractions patterns when I saw them on instagram, but the patterns hadn’t been released yet when I was trying to decide what to do with my challenge fabric. I also am kind of crazy about penguins, so I decided to have a go at designing my own paper pieced penguin pattern in a similar geometric style by sketching it out on a piece of paper, then having it blown up and printed on copy paper at office depot.

Fractured Penguin Mini Quilt Pattern

I used 6 gray kona solids (charcoal, graphite, ash, medium gray, smoke, and steel, I think), along with some of the gray, orange, and yellow bits of the challeng fabric and michael miller stitch for the background. I had a lot of fun free motion quilting this! I used a solid black on the back to really show off the quilting.

Penguin Free Motion Quilting

I’m thinking about tweaking the pattern a bit and trying to put it together as a pattern to release. If anyone is interested, let me know!

Quilt Specs:
Design: Fractured Penguin – designed by me!
Size: 14.5″x19″
Made for: me! as a part of the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge (2014).

5 thoughts on “Penguin Mini Quilt

  1. Oh my gosh, your penguin is adorable! I do hope you release it as a pattern, I love paper piecing and this one would be fun!

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