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Penguin Pyramid FREE pattern

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

The penguin parade continues…. Thanks to the brilliance of Kitty of Night Quilter who suggested a red bow tie for one of the penguins in the Penguin Inn design, I planned to come up with some alternate block sizes for the penguin. And then decided to offer them as a FREE tutorial!

Inspired by he 18″ penguin block found in my Penguin Inn quilt, the Penguin Pyramid pattern contains 12″, 9″ and 6″ penguin blocks. These would each be perfect for so many uses. Make a quilt with all the sizes or use a single block to make a cushion!

I used my blocks to make a pyramid of penguins wall hanging to go with the Penguin Inn quilt.

12″ Penguin Block
9″ Penguin Block
6″ Penguin Block

Just like with the Penguin Inn quilt, I chose variegated blue for quilting on top and used plain white thread in the bobbin. The backing is this flannel print from Northcott Fabrics’ Let It Snow collection.

CLICK HERE for the FREE tutorial for the Penguin PyramidThese quilt blocks are all made using traditional methods and are not paper pieced. The patterns provides material requirements, cutting instructions and detailed step-by-step directions.

“Penguin Pyramid finished at approximately 12″ x 27″
and was the 85th use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

Tomorrow is my 50th birthday.

As my gift to you, I am offering this coupon code.
SAVE 50% off any of my patterns until the end of March!
Purchase as many patterns as you would like.

Use coupon code HAPPY50 at checkout.

Keep On Quilting On!
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33 Responses

  1. Nancy J says:

    Birthday greetings from way down south, not quite the Antarctic, but getting closer. Love the Penguin Pyramid, and so many thanks for the free pattern .I'll save it for wintertime here. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday, Lorna! Thanks for all your wonderful patterns, tutorials and posts. It is always a pleasure to read your blog. Enjoy your special day. x Barbora

  3. Steffi says:

    Happy Birthday und vor allem genieße den Tag!Liebe GrüßeSteffi

  4. Patti says:

    Happy Birthday Lorna! Adorable penguins, thanks for the free pattern. My daughter loves penguins so this will come in handy in the future!

  5. Ellen says:

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for the free pattern – I do love penguins!!

  6. Sewmom18 says:

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for the free pattern and coupon code.

  7. Kate says:

    Happy birthday to you ♪♫♪♫Thank you, Lorna, for showering us with gifts for your special day.

  8. Tish Stemple says:

    Happy Birthday!! Love those cute little penguins. And might I add, you always have the cutest backing fabrics for your projects 🙂

  9. Jasmine says:

    Happy Birthday! These are darling! You are so sweet to share with us.

  10. Judy J says:

    Happy Birthday!! And thanks so much for the free pattern and coupon. Love your designs!!!

  11. Lori Smanski says:

    A huge happy birthday. What a fabulous age this is to be. thank you for the penguin pattern, they are adorable. and thank you for the coupon on your patterns.quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  12. tink's mom says:

    Happy Birthday. Thanks for your very generous freebie peguin pattern. They are very sweet.

  13. Karen says:

    Thank you for the free patterns and the discount on your other patterns — perfect for International Quilting Weekend!

  14. KaHolly says:

    Oh, Lorna! You are so sweet!

  15. KaHolly says:

    PS! Happy Birthday!

  16. Lisa J. says:

    Happy Birthday Lorna! How generous of you to offer a free tutorial and coupon….this means I can get even more patterns…..I know I haven't done it yet but I will!

  17. craftygramma says:

    Happy Birthday! You are sew awesome, Penguins are my grandgirl's school mascot! Can't wait to do these, and she can sew some, too. She's seven and has her own machine, and uses it…thanks

  18. Jacqui S. says:

    Happy Birthday Lorna! i love all the things you make, and so enjoyed reading your posts. an these penguins just make me smile. thank you. x

  19. Christine S says:

    Happy Birthday! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!

  20. KathleenD says:

    From one Birthday Girl to another, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LORNA!!!Thank you for sharing your Penguin Parade blocks with us! I love your whimsy and really appreciate your talent!

  21. Sally says:

    Many thanks, very cute!

  22. Lara B. says:

    Aww – these little guys are so sweet Lorna! Love the addition of the red bow tie too. Your talent and creativeness always makes me smile!Wishing you a fabulous fiftieth birthday!

  23. Colleen says:

    Happy Birthday Lorna ! very cute block/wall hanging

  24. The red bowtie makes them even more adorable…if that's possible. LOL

  25. Susan says:

    Wow! A half a century old. I can say that cuz I am older than you. LOL. Have a wonderful birthday and thanks for the cute pattern and tute.

  26. Happy Happy Birthday Lorna. Thank you so much for the pattern, you have a very generous heart.Smiles and hugsKate

  27. Happy Birthday Lorna! I'm a 'few' years ahead of you :)! Thank you for the gift of free pattern and discounts on your other patterns. You have a very giving and sharing heart!

  28. Janie Kemp says:

    I hope you have a very happy and blessed birthday, Lorna!Janie

  29. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the Penguin Parade pattern–so cute! I enjoy seeing all your creations.

  30. Carol says:

    Oops!! I meant Penguin Pyramid!! 🙂

  31. Happy Birthday Lorna. It doesn't seem right that I get the gift and it;s your birthday. But that won't stop me from taking it. 😎 Thank you.

  32. OMG!! Your penguins with their red bow ties are A D O R A B L E!!! Happy Happy 50th!!!

  33. JillB says:

    Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for the discount – that just made up my mind about what to do for my great niece and nephew – they will love the monkey and giraffe!