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About the designer

My mother is a very crafty person, she did a little bit of everything. I grew up helping her make many projects.
The latest being baby quilts for her grandchildren, which has turned into a career ...

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Counted Quilts Penguin

from Counted Quilts
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Counted Quilts Penguin
Counted Quilts Penguin
Counted Quilts Penguin
Counted Quilts Penguin
Counted Quilts Penguin
Counted Quilts Penguin

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Rotary cutting
  • Sew a straight 1/4 inch seam

Pattern Description:

I originally designed this quilt for mother to make as her traditional grandma baby quilt for my niece. She was born in the winter and my sister wanted a cute penguin quilt.

Counted Quilts are simpler than they look!
They are made by piecing strips together and using quick corner triangles, or the "snowball method" for shaping.

The pattern shows how many strips and pieces to cut using charts, and then a full page color picture "map" showing how the puzzle goes together using the alphabetically labeled pieces.

It is really fun watching the picture come together strip by strip!

The pattern comes with 3 sizes.
Crib size, 36"x42", and alternate smaller 24"x28" and larger 48"x56".
If you border the lap you can even use it for a twin bed.

The instructions are for the quilt top only there are no finishing instructions on how to quilt your project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The pattern comes with 3 sizes
  • small 24"x28"
  • Medium 36"x48"
  • Large 48"x56"


  • Sewing Machine
  • Rotary cutter and Mat
  • Iron
  • Fabric yardage varies depending on size

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional ribbon and iron-on material