Friday, January 30, 2015

"Just Ducky"

Technically, I made this last year. But I wasn't able to finish it with a label until just this week as I have been waiting for baby to arrive. So I'm counting it as my first quilt finish of the year. Woo!

Just Ducky, front view

It is a simple, very cute pattern called "Play Pen" from the book, Crazy for Baby by Me & My Sister Designs.

This is the second quilt I've made from this book, and I should have another to share soon (that baby is due next week!). Having made three projects from it so far, I'm calling this book a winner! Fast, simple projects, great instructions... what's not to love?

Just Ducky, quilting detail, front

I also appreciate that the projects are a bit larger than the typical baby quilt. This one finished at 54" square, a nice size for playing on as well as for bundling-up with and snuggles.

Just Ducky, quilting detail, back

I used Aurifil Mako 50/2 thread for the quilting. The yellow areas are all done with #2130 (Medium Butter) and the rest with #2600 (Dove). Inspiration for the double-loop quilting in the yellow areas came from Natalia Bonner's book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.

Just Ducky, back view

The super cute ducky print has been in my closet for many years (P&B Textiles, c2000). It felt good to finally have a special project for it! All of the rest of the fabrics came from the stash as well, including the happy striped binding and the pieced back.

Just Ducky, label

I had to put a ducky on the label.

Just Ducky, front-side view

Hopefully, baby Graydon will enjoy his new quilt!


  1. Cute! I'm in love with yellow for baby quilts right now.

  2. I've liked all of the baby quilts you've made from that book - I may have to pick up a copy. And don't you just love all-stash quilts? This one looks like a great way to showcase a great print.