Last year I became cyber friends (and then real friends!) with Heather through a flickr swap. Through Heather I met a group of super nice and talented ladies who have a quilting group called the Wild Threads. Then they invited me to join their group! Did I mention these ladies are really talented? I am not sure if I really belong in this group but I am glad I am. We laugh alot and I am learning alot too. So... on to the Penguin. The group decided to have a Christmas mug rug exchange. I vacillated but decided to be brave and join in. Here is what I came up with.
The information I received about my partner: "I like winter brights...pinks, teals, purples, & yes, I am a fan of lime green...not into the country/homespun look...and I am a collector of anything "penguin". I found the backing fabric first. I thought the pattern was busy enough that my stitching wouldn't be so obvious! It had small hints of orange so I added orange even though she didn't mention it. A penguin needs an orange beak and feet, right? I am not very good at FMQ so I hope she likes it in spite of my learning curve. Here is the back. This is my very first label, which is obvious. :)
The other part of the gift exchange was to come up with a spoon. They said to be creative. Here is what I came up with. A spoon necklace with her initial on it.
Tomorrow is the big day when we'll be exchanging with our partners. The anticipation is killing me! It's like an early Christmas! :)