Sunday, August 21, 2016

Quacks on Quilt!

It's time to join in on the fun at Lily Pad Quilting: Pets on Quilts.  This is my first year to participate, but I have ahhhhed and ahhhhed over others pets.  I am in the "other pets" category with my five ducks on a quilt.


My ducks (left to right) are Emma, Maisy, Jordon, Grey, and Pepperoni.  The chicken in the forefront of the picture is Orange.  Wiggles the rooster and a few others watch from the rear of the picture.  Pepperoni is a drake (male) and the other four are females (did you know that a female duck is just called a duck?)

It was easy to lure the ducks onto the quilt with the watermelon.  It was also easy to get them all to look at me at the same time because I made the noise my rooster makes when he sees a hawk in the sky.  They all freeze and look.  Say cheese... I mean quack!

They all have distinct personalities.  I was amazed at the differences when I first started raising chickens and ducks over three years ago.  Grey is the most friendly and adventurous.  Maisy was the first duck I purchased.  Her partner was eaten by a fox this spring. :(  I purchased four ducklings the next day to keep her company.  Ducks are very social.  Maisy doesn't mind hanging with the ducks or the chickens.

All of them just love watermelon.  It's been such a great season for watermelon this year here in Ohio.  They are dining on my Nested Churn Dash table topper.  Don't worry.  I washed it right away after the fun photo and it's all good.  I made the Nested Churn Dash during a quilt along with Quilt Jane.

Check out all the other cute pets here.

Lily Pad Quilting

24 comments:

  1. I laughed when I read 5 ducks on a quilt, but after reading about them I kind of wish I could have ducks.

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  2. I think this is the first time there has been ducks to the show - how pleasant! I do know ducks are social - great watch dogs too. Welcome to your first time at Pets on Quilts.

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  3. This is awesome!!! Love your sweet feathered friends!! I'm also wondering how you got them all together near your quilt🤔

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  4. So cool! I love the "other pets" submissions so much. Your duck family is adorable.

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  5. Great photo...not sure but I think ducks is a first. They are so cute

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  6. I love ducks, we keep talking about getting some, but would feel bad keeping them caged up (we have loose dogs in the neighborhood and no fence in our yard). Thank you for sharing your feathered friends!

    ~Brandy

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  8. Let me try that again...I have a sore finger and my typing is bad!
    Your ducks are beautiful. I love watermelon too :-)

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  9. I'm so glad to see sucks on a quilt. My friend has been feeding non-migrating geese for many years. They all have names and distinctive personalities, live in families and guard their young closely. Thanks for telling us about each of your ducks. They are winners!

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  10. Well, that's not something you see every day. Ducks on a quilt! I enjoyed reading about their story.

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  11. This must be a first for the show Kathy... Ducks on quilts, How fun! It is so interesting to read about how different their personalities are.

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  12. Love the Ducks on a Quilt and they are all looking at the camera and love your explanation of how you did it. I sometimes can't get Treacle our Airedale to look at me when I am taking a picture no matter what I say!!! Hugs, Susie x

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  13. What a cute idea! And who doesn't love watermelon?! :)

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  14. The ducks are lovely, but Wiggles is the beauty for me, something about that head just peeping in. A bit like the photographer getting all the wee kids to smile at the same time, well done. Cheers, Nancy J

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  15. LOVE IT! We feed our watermelon rinds to the turtles, they love it as well.

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  16. Absolutely adorable photo that I think would also make an excellent quilt magazine cover, or quilt calendar. You have such sweet birds which I can tell are loved very much. I think they certainly enjoyed their dinner table set with your lovely quilt.

    Definitely a quack me up photo!

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  17. Absolutely adorable photo that I think would also make an excellent quilt magazine cover, or quilt calendar. You have such sweet birds which I can tell are loved very much. I think they certainly enjoyed their dinner table set with your lovely quilt.

    Definitely a quack me up photo!

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  18. I love it! Your ducks are terrific, with or without a quilt!

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  19. great pic! we had a chick named pepperoni, but a fox ate pepperoni last week :(

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  20. What a fun family! It's so sad when a pet is lost to a predator :(. So glad you got her some friends to comfort her.

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  21. Lovely quilt! We have eight beautiful Khaki Campbell ducks. I've just been introduced to Magpie ducks. Are these Magpies?

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