On to the next project in my challenge to blog/create my way through the book Blanket Statement by Vicki Haniger. This time I chose the sweet little Darling Duckling on pages 62 and 63. What a relaxing thing it was to blanket stitch my way through this little quacker! And a green quacker at that! Vicki's directions are clear and easy to follow. I made the duck as suggested with no reduction in size.
However, I did reduce the size to make this duck for a baby greeting card...something like 62% reduction. I fed the card through my printer first with the words inside,
"Welcome to the world, Little One" and then glued the duck shape to the front of the card after using the blanket stitch around him, too. The duck bill is the same oval pattern as used in the 3D duck above; I just did a little gathering stitch in the middle to add dimension to the card duck.
Gotta say this is waaaay getting me into the becoming-a-Grandma frame of mind!