Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Quack Quack!!!

How to turn Sunbonnet Sue into a duck.

(this is not a ‘true’ tutorial so we will skip some of the steps and also some of the words used to complete this sewing project! hahaha)

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I started with this. I drew the design in parts and cut them out of old timey fabric, then assembled them. (I made 2 designs)

Then I had the bright idea to use some of the old cutter quilt for the back.

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I wanted it to be an old quilted pillow like a child would have taken to church in olden times.

But when I finished (well, I still haven’t sewed up the bottom where the feet were supposed to go), I ended up with a ‘horse of a different color’…otherwise known as a DUCK!

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Quack Quack

It may sound funny to you but it was no laughing quacking matter.

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

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Back to the drawing board! Eye rolling smile

32 comments:

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Hysterical!!! A duck of a different color....is still a duck...xo Diana

Stephanie said...

Well look at you, you clever gal! I love your Sunbonnet Sue Duck - too cute! :)

Have a wonderful Wendesday! Hugs!

Diane said...

Too funny!

Debby Ray said...

Well, it's just adorable whether it's a duck or it ain't...lol!

Pamela Gordon said...

Now that is a cute discovery! I love the little quilted duck. It does look old fashioned and kids would love them to pieces. Have a great day!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOL - You "Quack" me up!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are so funny! Love the 'duck'!! Big Hugs,
Linda

Linda Walker said...

LOL, i needed this today! Thank you for the chuckle! You quack me up!
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think it's so precious, but forgive me for getting a little chuckle out of it. Thanks for sharing Diane at VIParty.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Quack quack quack quack - my ducks are enjoying the sunbonnet duck. I had never heard about children taking a pillow to church - sweet story.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

remember it's the process ! :)

ann said...

Creative genius is never wasted.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm smiling at this post and your sweet sunbonnet ducky.

Simply Shelley said...

All smiles.....love those old fabrics. I had several yards of the blue just like what you made the bonnet out of, but just recently gave it to a friend. Blessings friend

Joy H said...

Very cute, that is a lot of linky parties. :)

Inger said...

I love the way you live your life!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm sorry Diane, but that really gave me a chuckle. :-). I thought those things only happened to me. Lol

Susie said...

There are no mistakes in art. LOL.. It still looks like a nice pillow toy. I do like that cute fabric you make the girl from, too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Red Rose Alley said...

ah, she's sweet, Diane. She looks a bit like Holly Hobby.

I wanted to thank you for looking out for the red cardinal and taking a picture of it for me. I didn't realize they have them in Florida. I always had the impression that they come around in places with colder weather because I see pictures of them with the snow in the background, and their little red body is beautiful. Thanks a bunch. You take the best nature pictures.

~Sheri

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Nothing better than a Sunbonnet Sue duck. I think you may just be onto something. LOL
xo Laura

Mimi said...

Girl, you make me laugh! I'm glad I'm not alone in my creative mishaps!

Carla from The River said...

LOL ~ that was great fun to read.

Glad to know I am not the only one to have goof ups too. ;-)

xx oo
Carla

Shug said...

You are so adorable.....I love your wit...and your duck!!
hugs

Deborah Montgomery said...

haha! that's so cute! that would be something I would do! Surely one of your dollies would like a little duck to play with?

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh my, well Diane, you always make me laugh...that's too cute by the way.

Are you going to be posting this on Utube tutorials?

Jen

Kathy said...

Too cute and we get credit for good intentions!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw! So funny! I guess it's a 'lame duck'! :) I've got a few UFO's (unidentified fabric objects) :) xo Karen

Sam I Am...... said...

Well, I think the fabrics define Sue's body so evidently when you use all one color basically you end up with a duck! LOL! They're both cute!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You are too funny!!

foxandfinchantiques said...

Diane,
I had to laugh, not at you but remembering that I've done the same thing and apparently other people have, too. I bought a stuffed animal made out of a 1930quilt last week. I thought it was a kangaroo and then someone said, "Oh, cute squirrel."

JoKnows said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. Jo

carla said...

Hi!!!! Ha Quackers!!!!! Love it!!!!