Friday, November 14, 2008

Ducks in the Pond/Songs in my Head

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As I continue to try to get serious about life (i.e. start a temporary job, do serious job searching, etc. etc.) I find my productivity in the crafty area grows and grows. Fascinating correlation, no?

I'm happy to say that this is now a finished top. It feels good to finally have reached stage 1 completion on this since it has been such a long term project.

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The block, according to my source (the book "Great Lakes Great Quilts"), is Ducks in the Pond. I can't find it by that name anywhere on the internet. I was mistakenly calling it Ducks Foot in the Mud for a while, but that's a completely other block.

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The two-tone border is due to lack of available yardage on hand. The first thing I thought upon laying it out to take this pic was - should have mitered the corners. It honestly had never occurred to me. But I think it's fine as is and I'm not likely to change it. It turned out to be a very purple-y quilt. From the quilt's inception all those many years ago I was planning a blue-green border. And yet when I laid that out:

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I didn't really like it and ended up deciding that purple was a better fit. If I was doing it over again I think there's a good chance that I'd think about border options longer, but I do like it as is.

This is about 45" x 55".

4 comments:

Michael5000 said...

Eh, seriousness about life. Who needs it?

Did you forget about the songs in your head part?

jovaliquilts said...

The purple border is perfect, and I love the quilt. But the calendar in your sidebar? WOW!!! Where did you find that?

Exuberant Color said...

I think mitered corners are highly over rated. I like it the way you did it. So much more personality.

Debra said...

Turned out great and I agree, the blue green was just not as good as the purple. How will you quilt it?

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