26 May 2017

Ducks in a Row



Have you got all your Ducks in a Row?

After sharing my Love Birds quilt last week, I was inspired to design another simple baby quilt with just a single row of piecing. I shared my EQ7 drawings for the Ducks in a Row design, showing the many possible colourways I had come up with, in this post.





I have been using prints a lot more lately. Not only am I trying to challenge myself to go out of my solids comfort zone.... But for this year I am also trying to resist making any fabric purchases. Instead I am shopping from my stash. The yellow and orange fabrics for the ducks are from the Fancy collection by Lily Ashbury for Moda Fabrics.




The background is the only text print I have in my stash. Thank goodness I had enough! It is Fairy Tales White from The Land That Never Was collection by Lisa Congdon for Cloud9 Fabrics.





Of course, the quilting is my usual organic wavy lines using my walking foot. I used plain white Gutermann thread both on top and in the bobbin. I chose to bind this little quilt in the wonky black and white grid print - to match the eyes and to provide a strong frame. This is Sylvia by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics.





The backing is a really cute minky that I found at FabricLand. So soft and it provides a lovely drape for this little quilt. I love it!





The "Ducks in a Row" baby quilt finished at 38" x 42"
and was the 33rd use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.






One of the things I love about this new pattern is that it can be made to suit a boy.... or a girl... or to be a gender neutral quilt - all depending upon what fabrics you choose!

This new pattern is called Ducks in a Row and you can find it listed here in my shop.







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24 May 2017

Let's Bee Social #178

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!
So glad to have you join us for the Let's Bee Social weekly linky party!

The Love Birds quilt that I shared with you on Friday has got my creative juices flowing...



This week I drew up the Ducks in a Row....


 I am having fun trying out different fabrics to see how this could look....


 This fabrics you choose could make this design look like it suits a boy...


 Or the fabrics you choose could make this design look like it suits a girl...



Or it could be made to be completely gender neutral.



Hope to be able to make a decision on a fabric pull and show you a real life version soon!

You can find the pattern available for purchase here.














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19 May 2017

Love Birds




Meet the Parrots!

These love birds love hanging out together - some kissing - and some back to back. 




I know that I have been using prints a lot more lately. I am trying to challenge myself to go out of my solids comfort zone. But for this one.... I could not resist digging back into my stash of solids to make this graphic lineup of love birds.




It is also quite unusual for me to leave a lot of negative space in my piecing. But for this quilt, I thought the effect of one row of birds was what this quilt needed. And the row of birds could also be used to make a table runner instead of a quilt!






Of course, the quilting is my usual organic wavy lines using my walking foot. I really got in the groove with this one and love how the waves turned out! I used plain white Gutermann thread both on top and in the bobbin. I chose to bind this little quilt in black - to match the eyes and to provide a strong frame.






The backing is Makin' Waves in Ink from the True Colors collection by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics, which you can view here. The boldness of this print is a great contrast to the front. 






The "Love Birds" baby quilt finished at 40" x 48"
and was the 32nd use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.






This new pattern is called Love Birds and you can find it listed here in my shop.
The pattern provides instructions for making BOTH.....
a Baby Quilt size 40" x 48" and a Table Runner size 14" x 38"





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