I chose the 'goose in the pond' block for several reasons. My dad loved to go duck hunting with his dad and brothers when he was growing up. Once he became a grandfather he loved taking the grand kids to the duck pond. There was a funny story about how my son David fell in the duck pond one day but dad's quick reflex allowed him to grab David's ankle before he went completely under. Another man nearby said "Good catch!" Dad was always looking out for his grand kids and wouldn't have let anything happen to them.
Then I added sashing with plaid blocks to create a secondary design. Not sure what inspired it, but I like the way it connects the blocks.
And finally, I added borders. My mom loves blue and white and has most of her house decorated in blue and white. I think this will make a nice lap or cuddle size quilt and will look pretty across the back of her blue chair.
It's in the process of being quilted, but I'm not finished yet. I think I'll use more blue plaid to bind it with. Actually, I know I will because I used up the very last bit of background fabric for the backing. So that decision was easy. :)
Are you finishing up your Christmas gifts yet? Please don't say YES, because I still have two more to START on. Sigh. Oh well, quilting is all I have to do besides cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating, and celebrating two boys 15th birthday between now and December 25th. So maybe I should shut this laptop and go quilt!
Enjoy every stitch!