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Percy Penguin

So sorry it's been so long since I've blogged and I promise (again) that it won't be so long!!
I decided to do Denise Russart's 2011 A Year of Wall Hangings and this was the one for January.

I may or may not have shared that I got an Accuquilt GO! for Christmas and I used the die for half-square triangles to make the one border. Well, I certainly learned a bias lesson...what a nightmare. Since I'd already done the applique center and I'd cut the border on the bias (which I didn't realize until after it was all cut), I didn't have enough scarf fabric to redo the border, so I eased it in as best I could, but I got in done in time to submit it for the backing drawing, but I want to see if I can ease it in better in some places.  

Also, this was my first real applique project and I have a few spots that needed re-doing, but I'm going to go with the charm and keep it as is to show my applique progress when I get really good at it! I can hope, right? 

Love my Accuquilt GO!


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