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