a great weekend! Thanks so much for your comments/e-mails.
I seriously can't thank enough for how much brightness
you guys bring to my life. I am so appreciative of this
fabulous technology-Internet. Without it my life would've
been much more boring. I don't deny I am an Internet addict.
I bet many of you know by now about the online quilt
festival hosted by Amy @ Park City Girl.
I thought my Penguin Quilt might want to participate in it.
For those who have never seen the pictures taken during the
progress of this project, I'd like to show some today.
This is how I started. I made 9 blocks using this cute
penguin tenugui fabric I found at one of souvenir shops in
this hotspring in Tokyo. The navy fabric is also
from Japan. I was so excited to do something with these.
Then I added another border for each. I loved the fact
that pretty much any fabric looked good for the border,
so I decided to pick 9 different fabric to make each
block identical, unique, and fun to look at.
Then I added another border - different fabric for each.
But I kinda felt like there is something missing to
stand out each block, so I added...
Another border before connecting all of them with sashing
in between. I think that helped each block stand out from others.
This is what I worked on a day before Christmas Eve: Binding.
I almost chose pink fabric for binding, but I thought using
the same navy fabric might match better.
This penguin quilt, my first quilt is definitely not
the best project I've worked on. I didn't know using
100% linen as sashing was this much difficult. I didn't
know there was a choice to use quilting adhesive spray.
I didn't know not machine quilting all the way would
make this quilt so wrinkly. There are many things I think
I could've done better, and I know there are more things
you guys professional seamstresses can tell me how I could've
improved the quilt, but I am simply...
in love with it. It was the biggest project ever for me,
but I somehow managed to complete it and now it is on the
couch making me smile every time I look at it. Whenever my
projects come out nicely, I feel like letting others own them,
but not this one. This penguin quilt will be with me forever.
I love it so much. Such a meaningful quilt to me.
Stashes. It was random, but I thought these stashes are
so beautiful that I had to take some pictures this morning.
The same stashes from the other side.
Joe, please treat my lovely fabric gently.
These are my latest projects that I finished this morning.
A springy fabric basket and a matching patchwork bag.
The other sides. I really like how they turned out.
I made these for custom orders. I like them so much
that I even feel like making the same ones for myself.
I always love this shot of a patchwork bag.
Thanks so much for spending your time to
stop by here. Have a great weekend!!