Papa and Baby Penguin Applique Pattern
What you get+-
Make a sweet papa and baby emperor penguin pair!
This video shows the block coming together.
It's the short, no-words version for folks already familiar with the process. The pattern has links to more detailed videos where I talk you through every step. :-)
The pattern also has links to additional free patterns for tote bags, pillows, wall hangings, and more projects perfect for using a single applique pattern. There's also a link to a free workshop teaching how to make a quilt using Quilt As You Go and applique with fusible adhesive. You can work through the lessons using any applique pattern - including this one - and make a quilt any size you like!
You Get. . .
- A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
- SVG file for use with electric cutting machines
- Full-sized applique pattern templates so there’s no enlarging needed
- Reversed and exploded appliqué pattern to print directly onto freezer paper or fusible adhesive. No tracing!
- Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right.
- Videos showing how to assemble the block from start to finish.
- Links to additional videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project.
- Links to additional patterns (free ones!) for finished projects you can make using your penguins pattern.
The block finishes at 10" square.
This applique block is a little more complicated than usual - it's got two critters and several pieces. If you have experience with any of my patterns you'll be fine - but if this is your very first applique project using fusible adhesive, I recommend starting with a more simple block.
I use appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make super easy quilts - all done on the machine. The pattern also includes links to videos teaching needle turn appliqué and machine appliqué with freezer paper, in case you prefer those methods.
In the photos you'll see fabulous penguins made in lots of different colors - including a cute version made by a member of the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club.
What You Need+-
You'll need. . .
For a single block you'll just need an 11" square of fabric and some scraps for the applique. You'll also need a sheet of fusible adhesive. I use Heat & Bond Lite for all my quilts.
If you're making a quilt in one of my standard sizes, here are recommended fabric amounts needed. (You'll find info for additional sizes here.)
Crib Size (50" square)
- 3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
- assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 7 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
- 2 1/2 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 1 1/2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
- 1/2 yard binding fabric
Napping Size (50" x 60")
- 3 1/3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
- assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 8 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
- 4 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
- 1/2 yard binding fabric
Twin Size (70" x 90")
- 7 yards of a variety of background fabrics
- assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 16 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
- 5 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
- 5/8 yard binding fabric
You might also want. . .
- freezer paper (if you choose the machine appliqué with freezer paper technique) – either a roll from the grocery store, or this printable freezer paper