Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Just Ducky!

I had the next top, from my infamous List of 17, to be quilted when we received an invitation to a family baby shower for one of Mr. Pirate's first cousins once removed.  Everything came to a screeching halt whilst I pondered what to make for the baby quilt.

I looked through my baby quilt ideas and finalized on a recent addition.  Does anyone else waffle over what their NEXT!  FAVORITE! project is going to be, based on what you just looked at?  It drives me nuts.

Anyway, the background is a mosaic of squares.  Along the top is a strip with appliqued rubber duckies.  All of that is surrounded by a frame and around *that* is another round of squares.

For the appliqued duck, I turned under all the edges then did a narrow zigzag (but not a satin stitch) in matching thread to hold the applique one.  Looks tidier to me than a fused and edge-stitched raw edge applique.

For the quilting, I did a continuous curve in the outer border, feathers in the yellow border and the duck wings, clouds in the sky above the ducks, stitch in the ditch around the ducks and a water ripple in the "water" area.

That picture is just a teaser! For all the gory details, links and more pictures, please visit my web page for the Just Ducky quilt.


  1. It is just to stinking cute! Love it!
    I like you always find I have another favorite I want to work on!

  2. thanks, Granny! It's so easy to start pulling ideas and patterns as the next one to do. After all, I wouldn't have saved the ideas nor bought the patterns if I didn't like them, right?

    But before I jump into the rabbit hole of NEW! PROJECTS!, I absolutely, positively *must* finish up the piles of UFOs I have here.

    It'll make me feel so much better to either finish them up myself or donate them to someplace who WILL finish them. :-)

  3. I think we all do that! So far this month I've posted on my blog 3 times that I'm now returning to my Civil War Diary quilt. Each time I've announced the next day that I've changed my mind and am doing something else instead. The last time I posted that message was less than an hour ago LOL!