Wednesday, 22 April 2015

IN FLIGHT- Block 7- Duck

Hello and welcome back to the In Flight Quilt Along.  I hope you enjoyed the Easter break, but are ready to get back to some serious sewing.

This week's block is the duck. This is one of the blocks which gives you the choice of doing a 12 or a 24 inch block. I chose to sew a 24 inch block. I really enjoyed sewing it. Sewing bigger blocks is a bit more challenging than sewing small blocks, but I really believe that it is more rewarding and worth the extra hassle.

I decided to use some of the darker shades from my Colourshott bundle- Dark green, dark grey and black. I guess you could say that with it's green head my duck is a mallard. I was a bit worried about these colours, but I think they worked out well in the end.

You can find the pattern in my Payhip Store and My Etsy Store.

I've been playing around trying to come up with a suitable layout for my blocks. I was not really happy with the layout that I had for 6 x 12 inch blocks and 6 x 24 inch blocks. It felt too ordered. I wanted something that while balanced retained an organic feel. In the end, I decided to add the thirteenth block to my layout and replace two of the 24 inch blocks with 18 inch blocks. I am really happy with the way that it works and am looking forward to creating my quilt top now.



Before I forget, the winner of the Oakshott cotton Charm Pack and Tartankiwi patterns is:

Please email me Karin and I will get your prize sent out to you as soon as possible.

I will open the next linky party tomorrow, so don't forget to link up your blocks. It's really great to see so many of you sewing along. Please don't forget to link up and to encourage other participants.

Don't forget that my awesome sponsors have donated some amazing prizes for the end of the quilt-along: Hopefully these mouth watering prizes will help to keep you motivated until the end.

1st Prize
(This prize will go to someone who has made at least 9 blocks and has at least created a complete quilt top)
- $25 Fat Quarter Shop token

This beautiful large box of Aurifil thread.

2nd Prize 
The winner of this prize must have made at least 6 blocks and have a complete quilt top or finished item.

A $25 Fat Quarter Shop token

This beautiful box of Aurifil thread.

Umbrella Prints Mosaic Kit
If you are not familiar with Umbrella Prints fabrics, go and look them up, you won't be disappointed in these beautiful organic screen printed fabrics.
3rd Prize
Open to any item created using an In Flight block or blocks.

A $25 Fat Quarter Shop token

2 comments :

  1. I love your Mallard :-) Juliet! And also your new layout - well done!

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  2. It looks awesome! Love the colours of your duck... Perfection :). And the layout is looking great too! Exciting! xx

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