Reese's parents and big brother love penguins, and when I saw Maude Asbury's "Snow Day" line of fabric at The Whale's Tail Quilt Shop in Ketchikan, Alaska while on vacation, I knew it would be perfect. I don't often see peach and aqua together and it was a stunning combination without being overly girly. I picked out some blender fabrics from Lizzie House (one of my favorites!), Bonnie Christine, and Jeni Baker. I also surprised myself by using more solids than I had intended, some of which I had in my stash.
|Laying out the blocks!|
|The finished product, already washed and dried (so a little crinkly).|
The quilting is a straight line grid, echoing the blocks. I thought about getting fancier, but I didn't want to overshadow the patterns on the fabric.
|Polar Bear and Cub|
|Guys, these penguins are wearing bow-ties. So cute!|
I had lots of leftover prints for the back, so I pieced together a few rows of bricks and used this excellent geometric print for the large pieces. (I forget where it was from, but I know the color is called "glacier," so it seemed like a good fit!)
|I like the back almost as much as the front.|
|My embroidered John Hancock|
Little Reese is growing by the minute and I'm excited for her to spot all of the adorable animals in her new quilt!