Sunday, September 28, 2014

Find Patchwork Duck on Instagram!

Just a quick update to anyone who is reading this blog:  it's been over a year since I have posted.  Time flies!  

Yes, I am still crafting, quilting and sewing as much as possible, although it is currently too difficult to blog when I'm chasing an adorable toddler around the house.  Accordingly, I use Instagram for all of my projects!

You can see all of my latest creations at:  http://instagram.com/patchworkduck/

You can also see a selection of my creations on my Flickr photostream:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/28444331@N08/

One day, I hope to join the blogging world again.  Until then, see you on Instagram!  

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thrifty Fifties Quilt

Some people rescue neglected pets. I seem to rescue neglected quilt tops! Finishing up this 1950s era hand pieced postage stamp quilt ($15 on eBay). What a beauty!

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"Finishing up one of my two Wee Barn Quilts after I was inspired by a post from Generation Q! Quilt on the side of the barn measures 1.5 inches. Fun way to bring quilts into the garden!"

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

All Roads Lead to Home Quilt

I just finished this quilt, and it's another example of fast but fun quilting.  I used a Kaffe Fassett 6" design roll in "Smolder" with extra yellow fabrics thrown in to brighten it up a bit.  It's not my typical color scheme, but I was trying to coordinate with the recipient's family room decor. 

I call it "All Roads Lead to Home:"



I used a pattern called Going My Way, which was quick and easy to follow.  I liked that the large strips allowed for (a) fast improv-ish piecing, which I appreciate when I have such limited time to quilt and (b) showing off the beautiful Kaffe Fassett designs!  I used the 6 inch design roll as-is (instead of cutting it down to 5 inches) and added one more row to make the finished quilt a bit longer.



I quilted it with wavy horizontal lines using THIS great tutorial.  It is one of my new favorite quilting methods, creating fast but modern results.  I machine-bound it using a decorative feather stitch and washed it for crinkly appeal.

Closeup of quilting.

As always, I pieced the back, using more Kaffe fabric I found on sale and leftover scraps!






The quilt measures 56" x 70."  I can't wait to give it to the recipients this weekend!

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Stripe-Tease Mini Quilt!

I love using Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and my recent quilting projects have been no exception.  Yes, I'm still quilting, despite the very quiet blog...it's just been too busy to post with an infant in the house!

Here is one mini quilt I recently created for the NQA Little Quilt Auction coming up in June, which benefits the NQA's grant program.  It's called "Stripe-Tease!"


I used leftover strips from a Kaffe jelly roll and improv-pieced the horizontal and vertical stripe areas.  I then quilted it with randomly-scattered concentric circles.  As a final touch, I machine-bound the mini quilt with a decorative stitch.






It measures 21" by 26," and it was a lot of fun to make!  More mini quilts are in progress...they're nearly instant gratification!

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