March 16, 2011

Quack Quack

(It was either Quack Quack or Ducks For Cover. I went the less corny route. You're welcome.)

I finished the Duckie quilt late last night! And I managed to watch all my recorded eps of Chuck while putting on the binding! Yay!

(That show has gotten more and more ridiculous but I do love me some Zachary Levi. I like dorky, tall men, what can I say? And yes, the hubs knows he's dorky and tall.)

I basically made the mod sampler pattern by Elizabeth (of Oh Fransson!) but with a jumbled layout and no borders or sashing. And I did more 16-patches because I looove 16-patches.

I stitched in the ditch because I wanted to keep the look of each block. I think stitching in the ditch doesn't get a lot of love because people reckon it's a cop-out, but I think not. Just my two cents :)

Quack.

I was going to use the orange in the quilt itself, but thought it'd make a much better binding. It was the only orange I found that went nicely with the duckies, and I didn't want big splotches of orange everywhere. I'm glad I did that though because the orange frames the quilt quite nicely.

This one's going to live in Australia :) Seems like a lot of my baby quilts are going there lately... must be something in the water hehe

11 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

To actually stitch IN the ditch is rather difficult - that's more why I tend to avoid it, not that it's a cop out!

vivian said...

Love the orange binding-perfect!

Bobbie said...

I LOVE the stitch in the ditch look -- I just HATE to DO it, so I don't. Your quilt is LOVELY, and I agree, the orange is the perfect binding.

Karen H said...

What a great idea - I love the quilt! I have lots of baby quilts to make - I will keep this pattern in mind!

mascanlon said...

So cute! Hmmm, I'm going to go check out the pattern. Love the orange binding!

Camille said...

I like Ducks for cover! And I love the quilt. And the scrap one below it. So fun!

Stormy Days said...

I so would have picked Ducks for Cover, too perfect. Love the orange, it really sets off the whole quilt.

punken said...

absolutely adorable...Great work!!

Chelsea said...

HA! I like Ducks for Cover, I'm still giggling at it!

Regardless, cute quilt! Looks so cozy

aussiestitch said...

I also love the orange binding! Perfect finish. Such a lovely quilt!

Mermaid Sews said...

This looks so nice and fluffy, what batting do you use?

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