Last week I shared how to draft two super simple duck blocks -- Mama Duck and Baby Duck. Both are foundation friendly -- with only a few pieces making them quick and easy to do.
You can find the tutorial here -- along with how to bring in and use Delivered in Love -- a brand new Moda fabric collection.
Here were the final drafted blocks. FYI -- you will love the technique for making the Baby Duck.
As promised, this week I have a video on how I incorporated these blocks in a quilt.
However -- they are not in the main section of the quilt. Instead I placed them in the border.
For the center of the quilt, I found the block - Goose in the Pond. It is a block under 01 Classic Pieced>Five Patch. When doing a search make sure to type the name exactly as written. EQ does not look for "similar" names in a search.
Getting Everything to Fit
See more on how to draft the entire quilt in this video.
I ended up with two versions. Do you prefer cantaloupe or spray for the first narrow border and binding?
The body for each of the ducks (both Mama and Baby) can be cut from a 5" x 5" square -- making this quilt charm friendly. You will need additional yardage for the background, borders and the Duck in the Pond block.
I am curious what you decide to do -- either with the layout or the blocks. Feel free to share pictures in the Learning EQ Facebook post.
4/29/2023 08:51:42 am
Do you sell the pattern to the Duck Pond quilt?
4/30/2023 02:55:04 pm
I do not sell the pattern. Once drafted in EQ, you can print off your own instructions.
4/29/2023 01:15:03 pm
This would make a terrific gift for a baby shower. And even better, the duck block could be replaced by any cute animal from your previous videos. Thanks for all the work you do to put these videos out
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