Friday, June 9, 2017

Ducks in the Pond

Here it is - the duck quilt!


Ducks in the Pond

And yes, the name has been changed to Ducks in the Pond. Why? Because as the quilt design evolved, the ducks were all around, and not in a row. I think the new name fits quite well! I'll save the other for another time.

I'm very happy with how this one turned out - the fabric is fun, and the design interesting with the blue and yellow. And can't forget the fun pinwheels too! What started out as leftovers made a beautiful quilt!

Let's look at some closeups, shall we? Quilting is kept simple, to add to the overall design, and to keep the quilt soft.


Ducks in the Pond closeup 1

There are waves breaking on the shore (those at the edge), and soft waves for the ducks to swim in.


Ducks in the Pond closeup 2

Ripples in the pond are in the sashing. Notice the circle at the sashing intersection. That was my solution to ripples meeting from different directions - the ripples just spin off the circles and continue along. And bigger ripples occur in the border corners.


Ducks in the Pond closeup 3

Originally, I thought I'd quilt pebbles or at least stipple around the pinwheels. But after adding the arcs, I just didn't see the need for the dense quilting.

And my trademark flannel backing looks just as pretty with all the quilting -


Ducks in the Pond back

keeping it nice and soft!


Ducks in the Pond back closeup 1


Ducks in the Pond back closeup 2

This one is going to be really hard to part with - hubby is saving it for someone special, though I'm not ready to let go. And I want to thank everyone for the very sweet comments on this quilt - you are all such a wonderful, supportive group!

Wishing everyone a great weekend quilting!


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25 comments:

  1. Beautifully quilted. Sweet, sweet quilt!

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  2. An adorable quilt and lovely quilting!

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  3. Perfect name evolution and what great quilting for each section. It really sets it off!

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  4. Hi Susan,
    I love the new name and this quilt turned out just great! The quilting really makes all the areas pop. The pinwheels, which are my favorite, look sweet on the backing too. I would have a hard time parting with it too . . . ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  5. What a fun quilt, and to think it was made from scraps. You have a great eye for figuring out patterns.

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  6. Susan, I've been waiting to see this one all finished. It's even sweeter than I had expected...and I knew I was going to love it. The quilting suits the quilt perfectly. My hubby used to sing a song to our son when he was little that talked about ducks in a pond quacking a happy song. This certainly fits that song. That will be one lucky recipient. --Andrea

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  7. Your quilt turned out beautiful! I just love the idea of a flannel backing! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. You sure have all your ducks in a row...Very cute.

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  9. Very cute and that someone special will be very lucky. Love the quilting, it suuits the quilt so well.

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  10. Oh, I can just feel how soft it is by looking at the pics. It turned out beautifully!!!

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  11. I love it! Leftovers really can surprise you. Thanks for sharing a pict\ure of the back. It looks just as fun as the front!

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  12. That really turned out cute. Your quilting is just beautiful on it.

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  13. I've picked up some great quilting ideas from this one, especially the pinwheels. That curve really makes them spin. Very fun.
    Pat

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  14. looks fabulous and so admire your quilting skills simple you say looks pretty complicated to me

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  15. Just ducky! (I couldn't resist....) Seriously, it's a great quilt and all your great quilting will make it soft and cuddly. Perfect!

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  16. This is adorable. I love the blue and yellow together.

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  17. So bright and fresh! The new name is a perfect fit! Thanks for sharing another beautiful project!!

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  18. Such a sweet quilt and the name is perfect!!

    -Soma

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  19. So cute and adorable! The quilting really makes it extra wonderful. :)

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  20. Perfect quilting - looks so sweet on the back! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday!

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  21. So cute, I love the quilting!!!

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  22. Ducks in the Pond is just a perfect name for this gorgeous quilt. The quilting is so fitting and I love the breaking waves. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF :)

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