I hope you’re having a great weekend and have a little time for sewing.
My regular readers will recognize my entry into the Art Quilt category for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
It is a penguin mini-quilt based on Charley Harper’s original artwork! I made this mini quilt for an Instagram-based, Charley Harper themed swap. I made the design up as I went along so there really isn’t a pattern for it.
I started by gathering up blue, aqua, and low-volume neutral fabrics. Some of the fabrics are from the Charley Harper fabric lines by Birch Organic. I created a background by stitching together 2.5-inch squares, with the darker blues in the upper left-hand corner fading towards the low-volume neutrals. The bottom piece represents the ground.
For the penguins, I was inspired by the Charley Harper Nurture penguin fabric. I made my own applique pattern and used individual pieces of fabric to represent the parent penguin and the chic. I then carefully stitched around each fabric piece. The yellow accent lines are straight-stitched using Aurifil thread.
For quilting, I used my Bernina and my walking foot and did some simple, straight-line quilting using white Aurifil thread. I really love the results!
Here’s a look:
The backing piece uses all Charley Harper fabrics plus a label:
Hop on over to Amy’s Creative Side and check out all of the wonderful entries in the festival. I’d love your vote in the Art Quilt category!
I love this so much!
This is very sweet–you captured such a charming expression on the little penguin’s face.
this is so lovely, I’m a big Charley Harper fan, so this definitely speaks to my heart!
Such a sweet quilt!
That’s wonderful – I didn’t realize how cute the back was going to be!
I love what you have made here! I have a fat quarter of the chick fabric – so cute! Your interpretation is gorgeous!
such a fun quilt. I’m a huge fan of Charlie Harper and you did a wonderful job on your mini.
how lovely! Great background too
Wow. I love the chick. So original
Love this Jennifer~well done! I’m a big fan of Charley Harper prints as well~