Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi (her blog is here) has done another amazing job and created a new paper piecing pattern for the little Yellow-eyed Penguin.
The yellow-eyed penguin is one of New Zealand’s native birds, considered endangered and one of the world’s rarest penguins. I think he is very cute, I love the yellow eyes and the plumage coloring.
(Photo/Image from http://mesh.biology.washington.edu/penguinProject/yelloweyed)
Here is how my 10×10″ block turned out. The pattern is 12×12″ and I used the 84% when printing. All the fabric I used were scraps taken from my scrap bin, except for the background where I used a fat quarter of “Hands on Deck, aqua” by Maritime Modern for Riley Blake with solid scraps.
The penguin was a delight to make up. Juliet’s pattern is not for a beginner and definitely offered a challenge, especially the A block – the head.
The head has several small pieces around the eye. You might be able to see it here in the close-up. Around the eye are 6 yellow pieces….this was the second attempt. I love the personality of this penguin’ s face.
She has a giveaway for her kea pattern if you want to go out check out her blog. Don’t forget to check out Juliet’s pattern page on Craftsy.
I plan making most of Juliet’s NZ native birds, here are some of the posts so far:
I am linking up with Kristy @ Quiet Play for her Paper-Piecing party.
I am so impressed with these birds!!’ You are doing a fabulous job with them!
Thank you, I am enjoying making them too. Helps me improve my paper piecing skills…again nothing like small finishes to keep on going
That’s super adorable – it looks great!
Thank you 🙂
Oh, so cute! Your fabric choices are IMPECCABLE. That boardwalky background print is great. And you are so precise! I can’t even see where the sections are–a sign of great work.
Say, have you thought about making a whole bird quilt? It would be amazing!
I had not thought of a quilt but now that you mention it there are only so many cushions I want to make so maybe I will 🙂
That is so cute!! I love the background print – perfect!
Thank you, I loved that icy blue
This block is fantastic and very intricate. I’m with Kristy. The background fabric is perfect!
Thanks – Juliet does an amazing job with her patterns
Reminds me of a fabulous trip on Doubtful Sound. Thanks!
Doesn’t it !! a very beautiful place
Love your penguin. The background and the beak/feet are my favorite bits. Nice.!
Thank you 🙂
Very nice. I love seeing everyone’s paper pieced blocks every week.
me too, so many creative people out there 🙂
This is so cute, I love his spotty orange feet and beak. Can’t believe you managed to stitch those tiny pieces!
It was a lot of fun and took some patience. I did do it twice 🙂
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