This wall hanging can be made individually or combined with the other three Maritime's Most Wanted series of Sea Otter, Horned Puffin and Octopus patterns to create a large 41 1/2" x 41 1/2" combined wall hanging. The last photo shows the combined wall hanging using all four patterns designed with Dana's From the Depths batik fabric line by Hoffman Fabrics.
Tufted puffins live through the winter at sea diving for fish and return to shore each spring for breeding season. These birds often form lifetime partnerships returning to the same burrow each year usually to lay a single egg.
Wildfire Designs Alaska patterns are designed for fusible applique, so I recommend that you use an Applique Pressing Sheet. The pattern contains a layout guide, full size pattern pieces, and instructions. Although the instructions do not say this, all the applique pieces should be sewn down to the quilt top after fusing using the stitch of your choice (straight stitch, zig-zag, buttonhole or satin stitch).
Please note that the instructions are complete, but the numbering for the instructions is wrong in the pattern. The numbering ends at instruction 7 on the left page. Instruction number 13 on the right page should be instruction 8, and instruction number 14 should be instruction 9.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Quilt Size
19.5" x 23.5" Wall Hanging