Friday, 11 September 2015

Duck Duck Goose: A finish

This is a very special finish, and one that I have been dying to share! Last night at the MMQG September meeting some of our members swapped mini quilts. This was the quilt I made for a very special Quilty friend Dena.


This was not a blind swap, we each filled out a questionnaire so that our partner would know what we liked. Dena liked red and white and paper piecing, so I started there. But then I had another influence. This


This is the 3-D Duck panel that I rescued at our July De-Stash Yardsale and declared that I could make something modern out if it. Hey, I was high on fabric sales. Anywho, I though ducks, geese, flying geese and there you have it. I knew I would use the panel like yardage and just cut it up for piecing. It had great text on it with the instructions and the color and texture of the wings was pretty cool.




I started making my red and "duck" flying geese based on a this design by Fancy Tiger Crafts. It was fun to shrink the pattern to the mini size requirements (circumference no more than 100") and work with the duck fabric and all of my red stash.


I made the background with multiple white-cream solids to give the top some texture, quilting in a spiral circle, and bound with more red. I LOVE IT!!!



Don't you love the directions to make the ducks! On the back I stuck with the red theme, but I needed to also get a duck into the quilt somehow. So he got pieced in...love how you can really see the quilting from the back.



Well that's it. I feel like a can breathe now, my creation has been revealed! Feels good. Clearly I am an instant gratification kinda girl.


 
I am pumping my fist in the air and linking up with TGIFF!

Happy Friday!
Adrienne

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful work of art & so personal for your mini quilt partner. It was so much fun to witness the reveals. I aspire to your talent AND the other ladies that each made & exchanged a mini quilt last night. I'm in awe!!

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  2. Fabulously pretty & clever!
    I want some duck fabric!

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  3. Love it!
    And that's a great way to use a panel! Glad you rescued those ducks! :)
    Carol

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  4. This is fabulous! You made an absolute treasure out of someone's cast off. Congrats on a glorious quilt and how lucky the recipent is!

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  5. It's the duck! I love that you included it in this mini! If you hadn't told me it was there, I'm not sure if I would have picked up on it, it blends in so well and looks like a modern fabric choice. :) Awesome job!

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  6. What a superb success! So glad you linked up at TGIFF. I can't believe how great the duck bits look in there - you don't begin to guess that's what you did until you tell about the panel. Love the multi-pieced background.

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  7. It was a show stopper, to be sure, and twice as nice in person! So glad to have had the opportunity to finally meet you and to attend your meeting last night. You girls just have too much fun. Wish I lived closer!

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  8. I really LOVE this - it is 3.21 am here and I can't sleep but this has INSPIRED me, so maybe now I can sleep. I particualrly admire the finishing touch of the circular quilting - BUT how did you do that? I see it is machine quilting but did you draw on guide lines to keep it so even. I'd love to know that secret.

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  9. LOL @ those ducks! What a creative way to use them, fabulous mini!

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  10. Wow! Great way to use those Ducks! And love the circle quilting :)

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  11. Your wall hanging is beautiful!!! I have pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards, hope you are alright with that!!

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  12. Perfection. Love all the movement in this. Flying geese are a favourite

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  13. Bravo!!! This is a fabulous use of that fabric, Adrienne! You have outdone yourself. Love the front and the quilting. And the back is beautiful, too!

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  14. Who the hell knew you could make those nasty ducks look so good? Stroke of genius, my friend! The finished quilt is so good... the feathers, the text print instructions, the concentric quilting. Just plain great. I feel like this could be a program idea - everyone bring a nasty, horrible bit from their stash. Everyone goes home with someone else's horror and makes it awesome. January mayhaps?

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  15. To say I was a little freaked out when you told me you were putting those damn ugly ducks in my quilt would be an understatement. But I love those damn not-so-ugly-after-all ducks. I am still considering where to hang it, I want it where I spend lots of time, will probably end up at work on the Kona Silver wall. Thank you so much Adrienne, I just love it and am so honoured to be the owner of your creations.

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  16. Love what you did with that duck panel. I assume it was an exchange of sorts. Can you share what you got?

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  17. Duck Duck Goose!!! Awesome project. Although I was hoping to see more of a duck. LOL

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  18. I freaking LOVE THIS. What a fabulous idea and rendition! Think about putting this in quiltcon. (And if you do, add a label which includes a photo of the original panel).

    Love it.

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  19. Love it! I like the way you worked a somewhat less attractive panel into a beautiful quilt - such creativity!

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  20. Oh my! This ugly thing had been living in my house, and I never for a moment thought anyone could make anything out of it. You had the vision, my friend. Looks fan-freakin-tastic.

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