Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Duck, Duck, Goose!

My Finished Duck , Duck, Goose! Quilt!

Duck, Duck, Goose! Quilt   by Summercrafter
available { here }

One of my favorite things to do,  in the wonderful world of sewing,  is to test out patterns !  Recently, I had the pleasure of finishing  up a fun and delightful child's quilt, designed by Elaine ,  the Summercrafter.

This quilt is called, " Duck,Duck, Goose!"    

Duck, Duck, Goose!  quilt   design by Summercrafter      Made by Susie's Sunroom

It's a pattern that made me literally smile and giggle as I finished  sewing each block! These little white geese are so " geeky " with their skinny necks and jaunty double feather tails!!

Quilt Details:

Pattern:  Duck, Duck , Goose!        Design by Elaine at Summercrafter  { pattern  here }

Size:   58 "  x 58 "

Front:  various stash fabrics

Backing:   A Riley Blake fabric from my stash  (can't remember the name as it is from an older line)

Batting:   Pellon 970 Thermolam Plus Sew In

Thread:    Aurifil Thread 50 wt. #2024 for piecing  and 
                                                # 4655 for quilting  (Variegated blue from a Color Me Happy Aurifil  Collection )     

Quilting :   My "Random Wavy Lines"-  keeping within a 3 inch width horizontally across the quilt

I love the yellow fabric on the back.

 The white designs reminded me of  feathers !

This little fellow  must have gotten lost !  " Hey, they are all on the other side! "

I ended up making an extra Goose block, and decided to use it on the back side! I needed some added width to the yellow fabric for the backing , and accomplished this by  piecing a long section together , 12 1/2 inches wide by 58 inches.  

For the quilting,  I sewed the  wavy lines, keeping each line  contained within a "lane " of 3 inches wide, horizontally across the quilt.  I tried to achieve the feeling of gentle waves for the duckies to float upon.  The Aurifil #4655  cotton thread is variegated, and gives the quilting some more interest with the  different lights and darks showing through.  (Aurifil is my favorite thread!)

Aurifil Thread:  #2024 white and #4655 variegated blues

The ducks were very cooperative for the photo shoot, so here are some more pictures !

Obviously, a few old pins don't bother this little Quilty Helper, Whiskers!!

Elaine has designed another brilliant baby /child's quilt pattern! 
Be sure to go on over to the Summercrafter blog and pattern store, to see all of Elaine's patterns!  They are available in PDF format, and many have the paper pattern option as well!

  *** You can check out the quilts that I have made using Summercrafter patterns:

High Seas  { here }
Water Color Sea Horses  { here }
Peppermints  { here }

 I am keeping this little Duck, Duck, Goose!  gem for any "future" grandchildren that may come " down the road. "  I love looking at it!
Wouldn't this quilt and  pillows of a duck and a goose be so cute for a baby shower gift?!!

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:    And Sew We Craft Together @ And Sew We Craft  and 
                         Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story  and
                        Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts  and
                      Fabric  Frenzy Friday  @ Fort Worth Fabrics Studio  and
                             Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts 




  1. Awww! I love this quilt,Susie! So cute. Those yellow ducks and white geese are brilliant against the blues. Love the quilting!

  2. Your quilt is adorable, Susie! Love your cat, too :)

  3. What an awesome job you did Susie, those soft waves are perfect. I also really like how bright your fabric selections are but you totally aced it with the back. That is soooo cute and isn't it true that there is always a stray? That pieced back is brilliant. It would also be a perfect quilt for playtime at grandma's. :) Thank so much for being my tried and true pattern tester and bloggy friend. Your feedback has been invaluable. Thank you so much!!

  4. What a C.U.T.E baby quilt!! I think Whiskers was hoping to be blended in as a duck because of her white fur ;-)


  5. Oh.So.Precious!!! I love everything about this quilt - the colors, the wavy quilting, that perfect blue binding, and especially the adorable backing! That little goose on the back is my favorite...oh, but I love all of the rest, too. The little orange duck bills made me smile, too!

  6. Ditto what Amy said! Everything about this quilt is just perfect! It will be a fun day when you get to gift this!!!!!

  7. So Adorable Susie! I can see why the blocks made you giggle. :) I love that little lost fellow on the back too! You did a great job and on the quilting too. I relaly love the way you varied the backgrounds of the blocks.
    Hey! Whiskers is all set in this glamour shot to be entered in Pets on Quilts next week! Will you be joining the show? It was so much fun last year and I met a lot of wonderful people.

  8. Your quilt is adorable. I don't blame you for holding onto it. Love the wavy quilt pattern too. Looks like you got some much needed help from Whiskers!

  9. What a cute pattern! Pretty for sure!


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