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Monday, January 13, 2020

Rubber Ducky Quilt Block Tutorial and a Sing-a-long


I'm back with another wacky scrap block for my National Days quilt project. It's National Rubber Ducky Day! 



I feel like this block took way longer than it should have to draw up. Turns out it's kinda hard to draw a rubber ducky. That fits into an 8" square. I guess I could've just done a yellow duck silhouette, but that wouldn't have been as much fun! So after tons of drawing and redrawing, here he is. My yellow rubber ducky! I love his face! I'm not gonna lie.. he has a LOT of pieces for an 8" block. And a few more 1" strips than I like. 

I try to stick to pieces no smaller than 1 1/2" when I do my patterns, just because they're easier to piece. And I'm all about easy piecing. But this guy just needed the smaller strips for his face. Otherwise, he just looked not very rubber ducky at all. The rubber ducky is all about the shape and the face!




Here's how he goes together.



Fabric A (background):
(9) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 3 1/2 x 4"


Fabric B (main yellow):
(5) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 3" (>>>)
(7) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4" 
(1) 1 1/2 x 5"
(2) 2 1/2 x 3"
(1) 4 x 4 1/2"


Fabric C (darker yellow):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)


Fabric D (orange):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 3" (>>>)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)


Fabric E (white):
(2) 1" sq. 
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)


Fabric F (black):
(2) 1" sq. 





Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.






~Using the above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & 1 1/2 x 5" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.


~Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & 4 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top.


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Right Upper Clip & Flip



1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.



~Using the above method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B & 3 1/2 x 4" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.

~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & 1 1/2 x 4" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top.

~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & 2 1/2 x 3" sq. of Fabric B-short edge at the top. REPEAT for total of two of these units.

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~Place 1 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A & B right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press. You will have a 1 1/2" A/B half square triangle. REPEAT for total of two of these units.




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Stitch together as shown below using scant quarter inch seams, and you'll have a super cute 8 1/2" (8" finished) rubber ducky!

(NOTE: The small squares that contain only a letter are 1" squares of that fabric.)






Here's my duck!


And a little bonus song for your viewing pleasure.. 🀣 Did you grow up on Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers like me?







Rubba Dub Dubby ~ 🎢🎀 haha! If you make this block, please don't hate me for making him have so many pieces! I tried so many ways to whittle them down but he just looked UGLY otherwise. And it's not Ugly Duckling Day, it's Rubber Ducky Day! If you make him, please send me a pic! I'm dying to see other rubber duckies and I'm tempted to make him in all the colors! I'm going to link this tutorial over on the National Days blocks page with all the others. If you're just finding these blocks, they are linked *HERE*. This is number 22! 

Hope you're off to a great week! Thanks for visiting today.

Happy Monday & Happy Stitching!

xoxo

5 comments...:

Dee Dee said...

You designed a really cute duck!I am enjoying following you making the national days. Soon I hope to pick some blocks and sew.

This is adorable. You have done a wonderful job making this little ducky look happy. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Maureen said...

For these adorable blocks, Is it possible for you to change your font color to a darker color? Even on my printer's BEST setting I can barely read the non-bolded instructions. Thanks.

Beth said...

I can't thank you enough for the clip of Bert and Ducky! That made my day.

Hi Kelli - do you have a pdf link for the rubber ducky by any chance? thanks...

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