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Purl Bee Penguin

Purl Bee Penguin
Winter in New York City can be hard to love with its frozen sidewalks, dirty snowbanks, and bare trees. But this winter I'm counting on my new cold weather friend, the Purl Bee Penguin, to help me through! Its happy ovoid shape and graphic palette are sure to remind me that joy really does exist in January. Just ask an Emperor Penguin! I used our new Penguin Fat Quarter Bundle, a lively mix of black and white dots, stripes, and prints, to sew up this quirky little trio of penguins. I loved seeing how each one developed its own personality as I sewed, becoming more and more alive with each stitch! The Purl Bee Penguins are pretty addictive to make, and I don’t think that I’ll be able to stop with just these three. Materials To make three 9-inch tall stuffed penguins: A Penguin Fat Quarter Bundle or 1/4 yard each of seven dots, stripes, and chicken wire in black and white.A piece of bright yellow felt. Cutting Cut out the fabric according to the directions on the template. You will have:

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