Monday, December 8, 2014

Penguin Giveaway!

If you're new here WELCOME!!! To give you a bit about myself I live in Northwest Iowa with my amazing husband. I love to knit and quilt and am an aspiring quilt designer. Recently I had one of my patterns published in Fons and Porters' Easy Quilts Winter 2014.

I know that there are a lot of postings to read right now with the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day so I've put instructions for entering the giveaway in bold at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to enter the giveaway and come back next week to learn more about me.




I don't think it's a secret anymore that I love penguins. I was so excited this morning when someone shared on facebook that there was a penguin for sale on ebay. While my first thought should have been asking why someone would sell a live penguin online or maybe that penguins are wild social creatures that need to live in a flock not as a pet. My first thought was CUTE!!!!! When I told my husband I expected him to remind me that our lease doesn't allow pets or maybe that a penguin is an impractical pet, but instead it was to remind me that we don't have room. Imagine our disappointment when it turned out that the penguin for sale is a walking foot for the feather weight. I say disappointment because the foot sold for $700 so I don't foresee this penguin ever coming to live with me. The good news is that if you are also a lover of penguins the little guys on this quilt can come to live with you!



When I was first learning to quilt I took a workshop on the drunkard's path block. Being new to quilting I didn't know that curved seams were supposed to be hard. Ignorance and a wonderful teacher proved to be bliss and I learned that the drunkard's path block is really pretty easy. I wasn't happy with any of the patterns I could find so I created my own. With encouragement from my guild I wrote the pattern for this charming quilt and included the tips that I learned that make curved seams so easy. The quilt finishes 60"x60" and the pattern includes instructions for the angled corners or a square quilt depending on what you want to make. 


Today's give away is for a digital copy of Penguins on Parade and is open to everyone. 

Please leave a comment telling me what name you would give a penguin. Although I don't have any live penguins I do have a stuffed penguin named Matilda. If you want a second chance to win please follow my blog and leave me a comment letting me know how you follow. I'll be announcing the winner next Saturday December 13. 

If that's not enough I've decided to offer my Penguins on Parade pattern half price this week only! (If you buy the pattern and win the giveaway you can choose to give the pattern to a friend or choose one of my other patterns. I have Chrysanthemum in my Craftsy shop and have two more that are almost ready for publication.)

63 comments:

  1. A truly beautiful creation. I would name a penguin Penelope....

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  2. I would love and squeeze and call it George there is always a George ( hubby's name coincidentally I think not!!!)

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  3. My husband and I have a stuffed one called Penny, in lieu of being able to have the real thing

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  4. My stepdaughter loves penguins and she would call her penguin Pongo

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  5. OMG! love this! We call my niece Penguina, as she loves them, so I'd call one Cholula, just for her. I'd love to make the quilt for her!

    Julie DOT Mirdoch AT shaw DOT ca

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  6. My toddler would love this! I'd call him Pete :)

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  7. I don't know why - but I think Puddles would make an excellent name for a penguin.

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  8. I am also a new follower via Bloglovin. I am loving how your blog has a bit of everything on it.

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  9. She looks like a Pandora to me.

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  10. I would name a penguin William. sarah@forrussia.org

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  11. I follow you with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  12. I love alliteration, so if not Percy it could be Peabody Penguin. ikinfamily@bigpond.com

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  13. My boys & I have numerous penguin stuffies... and mine are named Waddles & Chilly. :)

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  14. My daughter calls her penguin Blackfeather, so that would be my choice.

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  15. I would name the penquin Pearl. This is a great pattern! thank you!

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  16. I would name a penguin Theodore or Mr. Poppins.

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  17. I absolutely love this penguin. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  18. I would name the penguin Peter. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  19. What a cute pattern! I would call him Tipper or Riley unless it's a girl and then it would be Wanda the waddling penguin.

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  20. Diver. That might sound bad. Tuxedo maybe?

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  21. And I now follow. I was sold on your blog when I saw the knitting. :)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  22. I asked my 3 year old what he would name a penguin and he says we should name it FRANK!
    faramena at gmail dot com

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  23. I am a bloglovin follower
    faramena at gmail dot com

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  24. How about Penny the penguin. :o)

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  25. I would call him Anti (from Antarctica). Thanks for the chance.
    naturallyfundays(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Penny the Penguin. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  27. I follow on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  28. I would call the penguin Charlie because everybody loves a person named Charlie somewhere. Also I named one of my outdoor kitties, a tuxedo cat, Charlie. It fits.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I would name a penguin Percy. :)

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  30. Cute pattern. I would name a penguin Egbert! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. I let my five year old come up with a penguin name and he says he'd name a penguin "Pickle"

    If I win though the quilt I sew will probably be for his toddler brother though. I bet the penguin block would be adorable for some throw pillows too though!!

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  32. I follow you on bloglovin now as crunchy con mom!

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  33. the penguin quilt is so cute.. and the name would be Penelope

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  34. I am a blog follower on bloglovin

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  35. I think a good name for a penguin is archie

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