I bought a fat quarter stack of modern whimsy last March or so with the express purpose of making a quilt for my good friend Laura. She is pretty obsessed with ducks partly because she grew up with ducks as pets and partly for reasons I cannot explain. I was so excited when I saw the fabric and thought it would be perfect for a quilt for her. I showed her the fabric I picked out and she pointed out to me that the birds were geese and not ducks. Oh well, I still like the line.
I struggled for a while to decide on the quilt design but in the end thought the swoon design would be a perfect fit. I chose 4 of the animal fabrics and 4 of the circle prints that matched. I picked out 4 solids that matched well. I wasn't sure if I wanted to mix up the colors or not, but in the end I'm really glad that I kept each block monochromatic.
I made a few modifications to my blocks to cut down on all the seams. Instead of using a rectangle and flying goose block for all of the large blocks around the perimeter, I cut a large square and used smaller squares of white for the corner triangles. For the points with the circle prints, I cut rectangles and then used a colored square and white square for the corner triangles. I'm happy that I made these changes, though it meant I needed to use more of the solid fabric than 1/4 yard.