We are blessed to live in an area that has a million… perhaps a wee bit of an exaggeration… lakes and ponds. Also, we live in an area that has 4 very distinct seasons. And, as if that wasn’t all good enough, our area has a great many parks and wildlife areas that affords us boundless opportunities to enjoy the changing seasons with the wildlife.
One of favorite pass times in spring is to observe all the wildlife babies making their way in the world. From the antics of the baby squirrels scampering throughout our yard, to the baby ducklings swimming after their mommies on every lake and pond, we get a daily cuteness overload!
To me, nothing says spring as much as a newly hatched brace of ducklings. Today, we are sharing our Pond Duckie Applique. As always, it was sized to fit a 6″ x 6″ block, but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Hope it brings a little spring into your step 🙂
The March Appliques can be found HERE.
The Pattern for the Pond Duckie Applique can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce Patterns can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.
The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.
Our Gallery of all our Appliques can be found HERE.
DIRECTIONS – Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and cutting instructions.
Make a copy of the pattern.
Cut out felt using photo and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Using a blanket stitch on the top and bottom, and a running stitch along the 2 sides, sew hills to block using 3 strands floss.
Using a blanket stitch, sew pond to grass using 3 strands floss.
Using a blanket stitch, sew duckie to pond using 3 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew wing to duckie’s body using 2 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew beak to duckie using 2 strands floss.
Using a stem stitch, add feather detail using 6 strands of floss.
Using a stem stitch, add waves using 6 strands of floss.
Using a satin stitch, attach eye to duckie using 6 strands of floss.