Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Welcome to Duck Creek - It's for the Birds Blog Hop

I am thrilled to be part of the "It's for the Birds Blog Hop" and want to thank  Mary and Madame Samm for organizing the hop!  Every thing is ducky here on the last day of the hop.

I knew right away when this hop was announced what I was going to do.  I live in a cabin surrounded by a creek, (when we aren't in a drought)...  Anyway, the creek is called Duck Creek and I needed a quilt with ducks for my Duck Creek bedroom. And not too girly either, I have to share the room you know.   I finished 3 projects for this blog hop.  Crazy....for me.



My first thought was to embroider ducks on a quilt and when I asked hubby what he thought, he handed me a drawing he had designed for his metal work.  I was good to go.  If it works for metal it had to work with fabric and thread. 

Duck Creek Design duck pattern embroidered with stem, slip and back stitch

The inspiration for the quilt came from here.  The fabric was a prize I won from my dear friend in the UK, Jen, over at Glinda Quilts.  (I can finally share the finish with you, my dear) It was perfect for this rustic quilt.  Flying ducks, standing ducks, and swimming ducks decorate the quilt. 










I worked on some free motion skills with the quilt and had fun making a scrappy binding.  In fact, between making the binding and the two pillows, there aren't many scraps.  The quilt is 49" x 49".  Yep, that's a hay bail it's sitting on.  It was so windy....it practically stayed on without clips.








Duck pattern in metal
The reverse appliqued duck pillow was a bit of a challenge to cut out, but since it was my hubby's drawing, I wanted it to be perfect nice.  :)  I lucked out and found some yardage of some of the same fabric from the quilt and was able to make the duck pillow.The top fabric was fused to the Kona snow.  I used scraps from the quilt for the top and bottom to make it a 24" x 24" pillow.

Duck pattern in fabric
I couldn't have a duck theme here with out a Duck and Ducklings quilt block.  A duck can be more than just a bird.  There are a lot of classic quilt block patterns with ducks in the name.  There are duck tracks, duck paddles, and even ducks foot in the mud.  I used Kona snow and more scraps from the quilt to make the pillow.  It is a 14" pillow.

Duck and Ducklings



Here is where my lovely ducks will roost.  I'm so happy to have more ducks around.


 That's my duck story.
 
I'm quacking myself up...

 
Don't be a sitting duck.  Fly or paddle on over to the other feathered friends:

 
Wednesday, May 15

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One last thing.  A GIVEAWAY.  What better way to celebrate the end of a blog hop than with a giveaway.  3 coordinated fat quarters of fabric by Red Rooster. 

To win, just quack a comment.  If you are a follower, (new or old faithful) leave me a quack comment telling me so.  That's 2 chances to win.  The drawing will be by Mr. Random at 8 pm Central time Sunday May 19th.  Winner will be announced by Monday.  Be sure you leave an e-mail if your aren't a Google user.  Anyone can win.


I'm a lucky ducky to have you stop by,

69 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your ducky quilt and pillows! Your quilting is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Great idea for your Duck Creek quilt. I love all the birds on the quilt. Thank you for sharing. Thank you too for being part of this hop.

feltfree på Åsly said...

Great job. Love the ducks. Thanks for sharing. Frederika

Mystica said...

I collect ducks but of the pottery, paper mache kind! yours are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Patty C. said...

I enjoyed my visit - lovely work

Nati said...

Great work, thanks for sharing!

karamino said...

Love the ducks) Thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Love the ducks. What a nice job!

Britt-Inger said...

Your ducks are so awesome. Thanks for sharing

Fiesta said...

Great ducks! Your work is fabulous.

Thearica said...

Fabulous quilt!!

Celtic Thistle said...

What great use of your husband's metalwork pattern, the cushions are both lovely and your duck quilt is wonderful.

Sharon said...

Oh this is just so cute. i really enjoy all the ducks/birds on your quilt...thanks for joining in.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your projects are all wonderful, especially the duck quilt!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice!! I;ve never tried this technique...thanks for sharing

Pauline said...

Gorgeous ducks, your DH gave your a great design, you worked it out to be beautiful set, I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

oh my word Carla...this is an amazing projects...I now love DUCKS lol...
your photos well you will see wink

Patty D from NC said...

These are fabulous - the reverse applique is just amazing. thanks for sharing!

krislovesfabric said...

Love this duck design, you and your hubby make a great team!!

Marla's Crafts said...

That is to cool. Love the duck pattern. Thanks for having a give away.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Just gorgeous!

Just Quilt It said...

Your projects are just "ducky". Very nice job. I love the fabrics in your quilt and the duck pattern.

Just Quilt It said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Jeanie said...

You quack me up! Love all of the ducks and they certainly fit your ducky themed home. Thanks so much for sharing and for the great giveaway!

Leanne Parsons said...

Great job on all of it! I especially love the reverse applique pillow.

Patty said...

I LOVE all your ducks. You(and your hubby) do great work. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Linda J said...

You did a great job on the quilt! Perfect spot to show case all manner of ducks. The pillows are inspired!

I think a lot of quilt blocks were named for the things in an agriculturally based society, the things around them. That's how the same basic block came up with so many names too, LOL. I know Blockbase has a search mechanism for looking for blocks with keywords and those very duck names would be popping up in it if I were to look.

Carol said...

My goodness, so many beautiful creations! They all turned out so amazing...thanks for sharing! Loved all your quacky comments, too. :O)

Needled Mom said...

Your ducks are just fabulous and deserving of a top choice for today!

Kathy H said...

Wonderful duck projects. How fun to have the same design in metal as well as fabric. Enjoyed reading your ducky post.

Kathy H said...

I am an old follower.

apple blossom said...

well that is just ducky ;P love your projects beautiful

Linda Crosby said...

I am a new followewr thanks for the chance to win

Linda Crosby said...

Love all of your duck patterns...thanks for sharing. Really like the metal art as well.

Abbigail said...

I love the use of the ducks in the large space on the quilt! great idea!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Abbigail said...

I'm a new follower!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Love the ducks. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Your duck quilt is beautiful. I love that lodge look. Can I move in with you???? LOL!

patchouli moon studio said...

Darling ducks and congrats for being one of the top 3 today too.

Gill said...

Fabulous! I especially like the reverse applique!
Thanks for sharing!

Gill said...

Follower!

Lou said...

Love the pillow!!!
Great job!

Rose Best said...

The colours are prefect with the ducks

Lou said...

I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom.

Nellie Duclos said...

Carla-Love your ducky applique. How lucky you are to have your daughter sew with you on Mother's Day. I always get to spend Mother's Day doing what I want and every year I try to pick a different activity to do with my 2 daughters. One year we went to an art exhibit at the museum, another year out to lunch at a brewery on the ocean, but this year I selected history treasure hunt in the city I grew up in and we had a blast. All of us enjoyed it and since my B-Day is in the fall, I'm planning another one! From California, thanks for sharing.
Rosemary

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Your projects are just ducky! Love them all. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Glinda ♥ said...

I've been going quackers wondering what you were up to, my friend!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your work, especially the quilt - lovely to see our fabric used in such a creative way. I'll duck out of the Giveaway to give everyone else a chance as I am a lucky ducky LOL :)

jan said...

Very cute woodsy projects!! Great job

lefuntz said...

I love all of your ducks, especially the reverse appliqué. Love your quilting too. Just ducky!

sandra said...

Very creative, I love all of the beautiful work you did on all of your projects. Thanks for sharing

Emily C said...

Love the ducks. Great stop on this hop.

maggie said...

Just love your ducks. Well done.
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

maggie said...

I just became a follower of your lovely blog.
cheers
maggie

Pam in IL said...

Great ducks!

carla said...

Hi!!!! You quacked me up too!!!! I love your ducks!!! I love the country look to them also!!!! Great for you to be out in the country and in a cabin!!!! So fun!!!!

carla said...

Hi!!! I am a happy follower!!!! Thank You

LJ said...

Super! Loved the quilt with the embroidered birds. The white duck pillow was cute. But...the reverse applique duck pillow was outstanding. Loved it! Great work! And to think your husband designed the duck...extra special.

Pamela said...

Love your ducks...they are awesome!

Amy said...

Love your duck quilt! My hubby would love that! Great job!

Amy W. said...

I am a new follower. Love the ducks, the duck drawing is amazing. Great job combining both of your talents.

Amy W. said...

I am a new follower. Love the ducks, the duck drawing is amazing. Great job combining both of your talents.

CharlotteT said...

LOve your duck project. Great Drawing. Love the giveaway also.

Janet said...

The quilt and pillows look fantastic on the bed! Thanks for a nice giveaway too.

Vickie said...

I love your rustic quilt, and your photos are great, and Congratulations !

Tricia said...

I am a follower thru both GFC and Bloglovin' and I take delight to say that your duck shows a nice combination you both you & hubbys talents. Thank you for it with us and for the chance to win those yummy fabrics.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Tricia said...

I love the love picture of your projects. The last one looks like it was staged for a magazine!! This would be a pattern that I would to get a hold of. I too live out in the sticks surrounded by rivers,creeks and farm land. You little duck would be right at home in our little cottage where we watch the ducks play in the river right out our bck door. Thank You so much for sharing it with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Madame Samm said...

Congrats Carla...you were one of the winners of our sponsored prize....fabric and some notions.
send me your mailing info....sponsors do not pay for shipping, although I add much more than the cost of shipping and seek the least expensive way to get it to you...look for a RED package wink..

tink's mom said...

Carla what a wonderfully creative couple you are. Your contributions to hte hop are terrific. Thanks also for sharing the piece your husband did in metal.