Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Duck, Duck, Goose! ~~ My Quilt for the Summer Stash Quilt Challenge

My Summer Stash Quilt Story
I love a good challenge and Eileen, over at Eileen's Attic, tempted us with a Summer Stash Quilt Challenge. The rules of the challenge is to make any size/kind of quilt, however the kicker is to use fabrics you have in your "stash." Ok, I can do this....I think.... I will be an honest engine here and tell you I DID have to go and buy three additional fabrics because I just don't have a lot of blue fabrics. Eileen, don't kick me.... ha.


What happened next just happened. I thought about what I wanted to make and decided to design my own quilt. Now keep in mind that I am not a "quilter" (just a seamstress) so this "challenge" was a two-fer. I have always loved the whimsy of appliqued quilts, like Elizabeth and Ann design. Can I do that? Maybe a small one.


Subject matter???......hmm...blue=water. Yellow=ducks.

Ever play the game "Duck, Duck, Goose?"


So I took out my pencils and paper and began to sketch....ducks above and the goose below.


Now to figure out the pieces to applique.



My stash-o-fabrics to use. Ok, seems not too hard...I can see it in my head - now just bring it to life. So I sewed, embroidered and hand appliqued, cut and pieced... and..drum roll...introducing you to my little


Duck......


...Duck.......
....Goose....
...Quilt...

It is a little quilt, but it was tons of fun to make. I think my favorite part to do was the machine quilting - or stippling, as the pro's call it.




I added ric-rac for texture and the blue ric-rac is "the water."
Random squiggly lines and my first attempt at doing a proper binding.

...and Geese in Flight up the middle - I thought appropriate for this one.

"Hey momma, do you think it is ok for us to be on the quilt?"

"Sweetie," says Momma Duck, "just don't leave any droppings...."
I have to give credit to my sweet friend, Miss Jean, for giving me some "pointers" on quilting shortcuts. Thank you!!



Now I think I have been ever so gently bitten by the "quilting bug" and will have to make another. Hmmm......what should I do next? Something in reds!!



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53 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

THIS IS COMPLETELY DARLING. Seriously, love the fabric selections and the design, everything, super duper cute.

Lallee said...

Oh my gosh this is BEYOND adorable!!! You should win some kind of prize! My favorite is the chick with the scarf. Too cute!!! I feel like maybe 100 more exclamation points might make it clear how impressed I am with your creation ;-) When we talk you have to explain to me how the machine quilting is done. I have done only the hand stitching. You make me want to quilt again! And just for fun....more exclamations!!!!!

Hugs,
Lallee

My Maine Cottage said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!!! That is so just SO adorable! Wow. Great job, I'm with Lallee, there are not enough exclamations to show how wonderful that quilt is. :-)

-Elizabeth

mystele said...

absolutely adorable.

Tina said...

Oh my ... this is so sweet... and the colors... I love it. You did great on the design and deserve a pat on the back and a round of applause for a job well done...

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

There`s not enough words to tell you how stunning it is!
You are a very TALENTED lady!!
Never seen such a beautiful quilt, and probably will never will again!
Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!
Kisses Kisses
Debbie
xxx

Diane said...

You sure did a WONDERFUL job wow wow it is darling.
Love your ducks (:
Hugs, Diane

Adrienne said...

What a darling quilt! You could market that pattern, girl. ~Adrienne~

Liz said...

That is the cutest little quilt I have ever seen! I can't believe how adorable it is. Great Post!
~Liz~

Kathleen Grace said...

So adorable! How big is it? Crib size? Wall hanging? It is cute no matter what the size! I have never quilted, all those little pieces really intimidate me, never appliqued before either. You have me wanting to give it a try withthat beautiful creation:>)

Jean said...

You are so unbeleivable. What a cute, cute quilt. I love the colors and the design. I can't beleive how quickly you did that. You can't hide talent, can you? I am so impressed. You better pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
Have a wonderful evening,
Jean in Virginia

yellowfarmhouse said...

Holy Moly girl that quilt is sooooo adorable. I think you need to keep on making and designing - you've got the knack and maybe even the fever, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

Lisa said...

Perfect, what a great idea!!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh My Goodness!! Becky! This is so adorable! I LOVE blue and yellow together. This Duck, duck, goose quilt could not have been cuter.
Blessings,
Patricia :o)

She'sSewPretty said...

Becky! I can't believe that is your first quilt! It is absolutely adorable!
Oh...and that hunkda dunka on the post below...that's my favorite hunk too!!

Miss Jean said...

I am so proud of you, my friend! You have officially been bitten by the quilting bug. There is no known cure for it! Can I get an Amen, Ladies?

Stop by anytime to go through my sewing room for patterns(not that you need them when you can creat them yourself) or a project to work on. I see a great future of sewing Saturdays with my BFF's! Thank you for the mention as I am humbled. With your clothing construction background you are going to soar to great heights in quilting and I can say "I knew her when!"

Oh, yea, that's right! I'm your agent (and biggest promoter) so I get 10%! Cool!!!! LOL!

Love ya, dear friend.

(Shhh, don't tell anyone but I think we need to colaborate on a certain type of dog quilt!!!)

Maggie sends her love.

Seeb said...

You did a lot and the result is great.what nice colors and cute ducks ,I missed you and your blog,nice to meet you again

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Okay,God did not make man equally because I have NO talent. I am still trying to find it, I know its there somewhere.You are amazing! I just love all the colors in your quilt. Your picture is very nice! I had my husband take my picture about a week ago because I decide to put a face to my blog as well. But as you can see I chose not to put it up. I will take another one soon, maybe it will turn out better. When your own husband tells you that it's not very good picture then it's gotta be bad!
Thank-you for stopping by it is always nice to hear from you.
ginger

Letty said...

Very very lovely!!! I love the colors!!

Maebelle Park said...

My goodness!!!This is the ccutest thing I have ever seen!!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

your talent is amazing! Love the colors!

Michelle said...

Becky,
What a beautiful quilt!! Great job!!!!!

Michelle

quiltymama said...

This is absolutely darling! You should make many, many more quilts. You should also think about selling the pattern. Very cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi
Loved the ducky-goose quilt. Did you quilt it on a regular old sewing machine? Are you going to sell it on ebay? Or etsy? Or give it away on your give-away? ;)

Stephanie said...

I LOVE that quilt! You did a great job and have great talent :)
Stephanie

Anna @ Rusty Cottage said...

Becky,
I am giving you an award. Come on over to get it. I love your blog and look forward to many more posts.
God bless,
Anna

Daisys Little Cottage said...

This is undoubtedly the most stunningly charmingly wonderfully made childs quilt I have ever seen and I am dead serious when I type this!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are dripping with talent. Do you sell??????? I would love to have you make me one for my someday hopefully grandchild.
smiles~
DarLy*~

Sinta said...

Your quilt is so very very cute! Your design is adorable... you just have way to many talents! Thanks for sharing your sweet quilt:)

bee'nme said...

Becky, Becky...you unbelievably talented thing you!!!!!!I'm sitting here with my jaw on the floor, drooling too...wow, wow, wow -is that the cutest quilt ever or what???? Girl, that rivals ANYTHING I have ever seen in a quilt magazine...goodness gracious!! I HOPE (if you want to that is) that you will submit that somewhere for publication!!

I really love the colors and textures, plus the really ingenious way you laid out the design...it's fresh and unique and VERY appealing!!

OK, I think I got my point across that I like it :o) Knowing that it is made by the hand of one of the sweetest gals around just makes it that much more wonderful!!

You rock!!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky S.

quiltdoggie said...

OMIGOSH THAT IS ABSOLUTELY THE CUTEST THINGY * I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!SO Beautimous (!) xox P

paintinpatti said...

Oh my goodness - that is the sweetest quilt I've ever seen! I love the colors, the designs on the quilt are really fun - You are very talented!

Happy @ Home said...

What an adorable quilt!! You did a beautiful job on it. Those are all of the colors in my house. If you ever make more in those colors and decide to sell them, I'll be the first in line.
Lovely work and thanks for sharing.

farmerjulie said...

Oh my gosh! I am so impressed!! I l love that..i would love to know how to make a quilt. Soon, i hope :) thanks for sharing.
jules

quiltingnana said...

the quilt is wonderful! and you said you weren't a quilter!!!

Idaho Quilter said...

Oh, you sure met the challenge, what a darling quilt, you should definitely do more. You are a natural.

Shelley said...

Hi dear Becky, I love your little quilt. It turned out so sweet.You are so very creative,it couldn't have turned out not being wonderful.I think it would be so cute if it was paired with a sweet little baby doll.

Blessings,Shelley

Linda said...

Becky...this is just wonderful!! You are very talented and your eye for color is amazing. You brought bits and pieces of fabric to life and created the most darling quilt. Bravo! Hugs, Linda

Mary Isabella said...

I love this quilt. You are very talented....Mary

Ulla said...

Your quilt is absolutely sweet and adorable! I'm so proud it is your stash challenge quilt. You work so fast you have time to make at least another one!

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Your quilt is so cute you should start your own line of patterns.You could be the next Alex Anderson.
xo
Brenda:)

Heidi Ann said...

Wow! Your quilt is completely wonderful and absolutely adorable!!!

Our Red House said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Are you keeping it for future grand-babies? It really is an heirloom.

Kate

Rosemary said...

oh my goodness, that is the cutest thing! And this is your FIRST quilt? OMG! LOL! You are too much :) Now you gotta give me some tips on machine quilting!

Kathy said...

For a non-quilter, you did a fantastic job. Just sooo cute!!! Now what will be your next project.

Kizzy said...

WoW This is a Adorable quilt.I just love it.I add you to my blog.I be coming back alot to see what you up. Kizzy

Cowboys & Custard said...

You are such a clever lady and I wish you would just pack your trunk with some of your exquisite crafts and come on over to our very own blogger's fair in November... can I tempt you?

Michele x

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Becky!!!! Well done honey!! This quiit is adorable!!!! You my dear are one talented lady :) Hugs! Jenn and Jacqui xo

Jenn and Jacqui said...

....And ..we think you have INSPIRED us to attempt quilting!! You are an INSPIRATAITON Miss Becky!! xo

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Becky this is beyond phenomenal. I think you need to enter this in some huge quilting contest somewhere. WOW.


WOW.
Nikki

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow! If this is being "bitten by the quilting bug" I can't wait to see what you come up with next! This is adorable!!!

Katy said...

Oh my gosh...that is ADORABLE!!! You do such beautiful work!!! I love it!!!!!

Cris said...

Very sweet!

Bettsi said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!!

That is so pretty!