Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tic Tac Quack!

It's Tic Tac Quack's turn today.  This one has the easiest focus block of the three Tic Tac Who? quilts.

Tic Tac Quack by Canuck Quilter Designs
Tic Tac Quack

You might remember my first rubber duck block attempt yielded a rather chubby duck. I'm glad I went back to the drawing board.  This one fits the space just as I hoped.

Tic Tac Quack by Canuck Quilter Designs - close up of duck block

 Tic Tac Quack by Canuck Quilter Designs - quilting detail

I tried to quilt random wavy lines for the waves.  I've seen lovely quilting like that, but whatever I was doing didn't do the trick.  It looked like one big mess.  I ended up ripping out the quilting (I quit after finishing about a quarter of the quilt, so it didn't take to long to rip out) and starting over after marking lines.  I used a flexible curve, the kind used in drafting I think, to copy the curve.  This, like most of my quilts, was quilted with a walking foot.

Tic Tac Quack binding and backing

I don't know if you can make out the detail in the binding.  I used the same bubble print as in the square right below the duck. It reminds me of bubble bath.  When my kids were little, rubber ducks and bubble bath were a great bath time team.

Have a great weekend!  I hope you'll drop in to see Tic Tac Hoot! in more detail tomorrow.


  1. This is an adorable quilt. I love your selection of the bubble fabric and the wavy lines for quilting. ~Jeanne

  2. Indeed I can see the bubbles in the binding; great choice of fabrics all the way, and your quilting is perfect! ---"Love"

  3. What a fun quilt! Love little rubber duckies and he is so sweet in this beautiful quilt. The quilting curvy lines are perfect.

  4. These are just so stinkin' cute! : )

  5. Every time I go to my local fabric shop I see a bolt of rubber duck fabric, it would be the perfect backing for this quilt! If I only I knew a baby.

  6. Cute as can be! I'm thinking of copying your idea in my next Baby Charity Quilt! Thanks for sharing!

  7. These quilts are gorgeous Joanne and I look forward to seeing the patterns come out!!!

  8. Very cute and extremely clever! The quilting is perfect! XO

  9. A cute quilt. The wavy lines look great and the baby duck.

  10. Darling! I love your simple quilting as well. It should give a new quilter a can do attitude.


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