I thought I had this block all figured out on paper.
Not bad, but hubby thought he looked a little, well, bloated. Part of me just wanted to get this quilt done and said it was fine. The other part of me wanted to get this done right
and agreed Ducky was a little round. After tweaking the design and cutting into more scraps, I think Ducky looks more comfortable, and certainly more like the rubber duckies gathering dust atop my bathroom cabinet since the kids outgrew them.
|You can see I have done a bit more work beyond just the block, but I'm not quite ready for the reveal yet. Soon!|
I tweaked my puppy block too. At least I figured that one out before sewing. Here's how he started out.
He didn't quite fill the block the way I needed him to. Plus, when I came back to him after a good night's sleep I no longer thought he was cute. He seemed rather stern, like a guard dog on duty. I started over almost from scratch to transform him into a cuddlier-looking pooch.
Now I'm working on Mr. Owl. I went through several iterations in EQ. The first few looked more like bats. I also polled my coworkers for opinions and fine-tuned him a little.
He needs a few little tweaks, including to my medium brown fabric choice. I think the print is too busy and he'd look better in a solid or an almost-solid. I think the design is almost set, though I'm not quite sure about those ear tufts, and that beak is not quite right. I'll sleep on it and see. I know exactly where he's going to live once I get him just right!
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