Ernie (the rubber duckie’s #1 fan and my hero) has, of course, brought duckies to PBS for years on Sesame Street. As a quilter I brought duckies to the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting set on PBS in the form of a rubber duckie quilt project. Does that bring me closer to my dream of meeting Ernie?
Here I am with Marianne Fons on the set. Marianne is such a joy!
(Note that the Oliso iron is appropriately yellow. It did NOT just happen to arrive home with me, though I was tempted.)
The duckie fabric is my own design. I created it in Corel Draw and then uploaded it to Spoonflower for printing. A week or so later a package arrived at my door and voila! my very own rubber duckie fabric!
The half square triangles are made from Andover’s Dimples line. They so look like water!
I hand sttiched a simple running stitch with embroudery floss around the edges of the duckies.
Master quilter Mavis Rosbach of Quiltbird Studio worked her magic on my quilt with custom quilting which she designed on her Statler Stitcher and stitched with her Gammill long arm quilting machine. It sure came out cute!
Mavis stitched umbrellas over the half square triangles and galoshes in the border. And bubbles around the duckies–naturally!
The pattern is published in the 2009 issue of Baby Quilts. And you can buy a kit for the quilt, including the printed rubber duckie fabric panels.
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