Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First UFO/WIP finish and a giveaway!

It's done, thanks in large part to the quiltathon, and it's so cute!  I saw this hanging in my local quilt shop and mentioned how cute I thought it was. I was promptly told they were doing a 2-day class on raw-edge, machine applique for, get this... only $25!

I signed up.  My first class. It was low-key, come and go as you please, 3 or 4 people.  Sa-weet!  I learned some basics. Where I was fudging my way before, I now know how to accurately tack and stick down the applique prior to sewing. I've learned about zig-zagging around curves.  I've learned why, no matter how careful I am with cutting fabric, I'm always just a little bit off.  AND THAT, my friends is so important, I have to share with you. I think it makes more sense to explain it with pictures so a mini-tute on how to properly measure & cut your fabric is on its way.

Yes, I'm sure there are other tutorials out there but I don't feel like searching this morning. -wink-

Now, onto the good stuff!  My poor, cold, penguins!

Now, over at Kati Cupcake, there is a fat quarter giveaway. As much as I don't want anyone else to enter, the fabric is so pretty I have to share the opportunity. Go check it out!

Cheers! Beck


Angie said...

Those Penquins are adorable. Is there a pattern somewhere? Too cute!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

yes, there is a pattern, Angie!

It is pattern #1121 Penguins on Parade by Wistlepig Creek Productions.

I used actual buttons and 3mm beads for the eyes instead of glitter and 4mm beads.

Shay said...

Whooooooooooooo Hoooooooo @ your WIP/UFO success.

Love those penguins!

QuiltNut Creations said...

love the penguins!