WIP Wednesday – Duckling Quilt

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After having my very own tiny human, I feel like quilting has really been on the back burner for me, but I recently got a chance to get down to my sewing space and finish up the quilt top that is supposed to be my daughter’s baby quilt.  Hey – maybe if I’m lucky I’ll get the quilt done before her 1st birthday!

This quilt is super simple.  It features images from the Little Golden Books Fuzzy Duckling fabric book panel.  I picked mine up at a local quilt shop, but this panel is widely available online, and the design for the quilt should work with panels for any of the Little Golden Books fabric books.

The design is a simple alernating block pattern that is 4×5 blocks.  With each block finishing at 10-inches, the entire quilt 40×50-inches. There were 2 block patterns in my design, a simple 8-pointed star and a framed block featuring images from the panel.

The featured image block is a 6-inch square image, that has been fussy-cut from the soft book panel, surrounded in 2-inch strips. While the star block is an 8-inch star block pattern (similar pattern for free from accuquilt) surrounded by 1-inch strips. This makes the the total block size 10-inches to match the feature image blocks, but keeps the math easy. I like easy math.  My star blocks used a single print for the star and a second for all the “background” pieces, but I’ve shown the block in multiple colors so that you can see how the pieces go together. 

For the quilt, I made 10 of each block.  This left me a couple unused images in the panel.  These can be used as part of a decorative backing, or for a small matching taggie blanket. 

Overall, I’m happy with how the top came out (though my points certainly aren’t perfect).  Here’s hoping I get the thing quilted soon.

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  1. Rhonda Dort on February 14, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Such a darling baby quilt!

    • Andrea on February 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you so much Rhonda! I’m hoping that I get the chance to quilt it soon. I honestly have another I should quilt 1st, because it’s pinned and ready to go, but it’s a lot bigger, so I’m kinda dreading doing it on my home machine.

  2. Gloris on February 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    The quilt is so cute

    • Andrea on February 15, 2018 at 8:40 am

      Thank you!

  3. anna on February 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

    So cute!! And it looks like it was fun to put together. I’m currently handquilting a hybrid “Creation” quilt–same idea and many of the same fabrics as before, but incorporating inspiration from your Squares and Strips baby quilt. My friend Ana Maria lost her first pregnancy last year, but this one is going well and it’s a boy. She and the daddy are over the moon of course! Usually by the time I get done with a quilt I am sick of the sight of it, but it’s going to be hard to say goodbye to this one…it’s real pretty!

    • Andrea on February 21, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Yea! And congrats to your friend. I’m sure she’ll love a handmade quilt.

  4. Donna Cardinale on February 20, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Such a nice quilt that she will treasure always!

  5. Margaret Dixon on February 22, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Hi Andrea, I have been following Rhonda as she makes her beautiful doiley quilt. I would like to ask you if I could download your diagram for same. Her quilt is just Magnificent! I am 74years young vbg! I would very muck like to make a quilt as I have also collected doileys over the years as well as many my mother and Godmother did for me when it was the thing of the day to collect things for your “box” when getting married. They were always prolific stitchers. Thank you for reading my little “epitaph” Margaret on Victoria Australia???

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