'Bunny, Duck & Cover'

K8OrlandoJuly 24, 2011

Finally! Here it is: Bunny, Duck and Cover; a tribute to a happy childhood in the 1950's. The fabrics are 1930's repros but they remind me of the 1950's when I was a child in the Midwest. Lots of ducks and bunnies, of course. The finished size is 108"x98".

Two year's worth of birthday blocks, several more added to make it king size, lovely quilting by Mary Beth our local professional longarmer, 4 pillowcases, and finally, 2 days to do the binding. We had it on the bed last night and it's lightweight enough to be comfortable for summer use. I can't begin to describe how happy I am with it!

Kate

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mary_c_gw

Awesome, Kate! I love the panto she used - it's great on the quilt.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 5:04PM
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K8Orlando

Thanks Mary! I wasn't sure what to use for the quilting, but wanted something that fit the style. I think she really found a good one.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 5:06PM
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jackier123

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 5:48PM
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cannahavana

Gorgeous quilt! Isn't it wonderful to sleep under your very own quilt? :)

Rebecca

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 6:02PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Kate, You did a wonderful job of getting it put together! I can imagine your pleasure in it. I always sleep better with a quilt....either covered with it or hugging it. I'm just like a kid! lol

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 6:16PM
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nannykins

Love it!

Theresa

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 7:06PM
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magothyrivergirl

This is beyond terrific!! You did a fantastic job. You clearly had the vision to make these 2 years of blocks work.
The quilting is perfect - so is the binding. I love your pillowcases. You should be so proud.
Did you sleep well? LOL

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 7:33PM
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sandlapper_rose

It's wonderful, Kate. I love it!
Great idea about the pillow cases and the quilting is beautiful.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 7:51PM
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toolgranny

That's just wonderful, Kate. That combination of colors is great with the white background on each. I must keep that pattern in mind. Good job.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 8:42PM
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K8Orlando

Thanks for all the comments!

Yes, i did sleep great under it last night! Like a little girl with no worries or aches. Quilts are magic.

The block in the center is the oh-so-easy Buckeye Beauty. You could make dozens of quilts with this block, in different color combinations and block settings, and they would all look different. I think it's my favorite block; I learned about it here on this forum a few years ago.
The border block is the not-so-easy London Square. It doesn't look difficult but it's a bit tricky to put together if you aren't comfy with triangles and diagonals. Worth the trouble though!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 10:22PM
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murphy_zone7

Just beautiful!!! Love the pillowcases too!
Isn't it wonderful to sleep under something YOU made?????

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 5:23AM
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lafonda_ranch

I love this quilt!! And what a special use of the birthday blocks. I just started a "grandmother's flower garden" quilt and I have a lot of 30's fabrics already cut for it, so I think I will continue with that. I love the colors, very relaxing, perfect for a bed.

Robbi

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 8:57AM
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msmeow

Kate, it is fabulous! I love the colors and Mary Beth's quilting is beautiful! Love your pillow cases, too.

Maybe you'll inspire me to finish my king size in progress so I can have a new bedspread!

Donna

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 9:29AM
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bonica

That is awesome!!! Do you now have the urge to redecorate your whole bedroom??
I think that the best part is that you get to keep this one for yourself. You're gonna love looking at that every day!
Bon
:)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 9:33AM
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magothyrivergirl

"Quilts are magic"...........and especially magical when quilty friends contribute to that magic! That's exactly the way I feel with my blocks made from Lotto block winnings. Your description is perfect!

I really like the inner border treatments - I remember you saying you receive many blue Buckeye Beauty squares. It is beautiful.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 9:36AM
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fran1523

That is charming. You and your quilter did a great job. Sweet dreams.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 9:43AM
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sunnycentralFL

What a lovely quilt and successful BD block exchange!

Gwen

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 11:20AM
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teresa_nc7

Fabulous, K8! Love it, love the colors, love the borders, love the quilting, love it all! 'Course, I'm partial to the 1930's prints.

My longarm quilter used almost the same design when she quilted my Sunny Lanes quilt made from the 30's fabrics.

You will even enjoy making up the bed in the morning with your own quilt on the bed! I betcha!
Teresa

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 3:18PM
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nannykins

I keep coming back to look at this quilt. This is my kind of "eye candy". Love it. love it. love it! I did do this pattern once but in jewel tones, this is much more appealing to me. Maybe I will do it again.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 3:43PM
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K8Orlando

I wish Bill still visited this forum! It was his 1930's birthday block choice several years ago that got me started on the reproduction fabrics. I would never have considered them before that but it only took one block for me to be charmed. I would love to show him what his influence created!

Kate

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 4:24PM
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nanajayne

That turned out lovily. Love what you did with the pillow cases. They fit will with the quilt and fabric.
I think I am may be a part of that quilt as I remember doing those blocks. The patters work so well together. TFS.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 5:27PM
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K8Orlando

The birthday groups were Carolina Lilies in 2010 and Piece of Cake in 2011. Hugs to all!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 5:58PM
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vicky4x4

Beautiful and I really like the matching pillow cases :-)

Vicky

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 5:47AM
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rosajoe_gw

It is beautiful!!!! I have yet to make a quilt for my bed, I don't know why.
I love the matching pillow cases too.
Rosa

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 11:47AM
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barbara_l

the overall pattern idea with the accessories is really neat. Great choice in colors/pattern.

Barbara

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 8:31PM
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tinyteena

Fantastic overall look! Great that the blocks from 2 years fitted so well together and then you were able to add the borders. A really beautiful quilt Kate.

Kristene

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 6:06PM
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