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.