Sioux Falls Quilters' Guild May 2020  "Two Color" Quilt Challenge

May 2020 Challenge:

​​​It’s already May and time for another Guild Challenge.  This month the challenge is to use the designated Duck Tracks block in a project of your choice.  It can be anything from a pot holder, table runner to a baby or full-size quilt.

I chose this block because it is simple but looks more complicated than it is.  It goes together quickly and works well to use up your stash.  You can make the star blades from 2 or 4 different fabrics. The background can be one fabric or scrappy as well.  The pattern is for an 8-inch finished block but I have attached a chart that you can use to make it a 4, 6, 8 or 12 inch block. 
I have found that the 8-inch block is charm pack and 2 ½ inch strip friendly. You can get 2 blades from a charm square and add a backing and an accent color to finish. 
It makes up beautifully in Holiday prints, 30’s, brights, batiks as well as more modern or solid fabrics.  I haven’t tried yet, but I think it would be beautiful in RW&B for a Quilt of Valor. 
So, dig into your stash and create a project that appeals to you.  If you are feeling ambitious you could make a quilt for Charity or QOV.  I know that they would appreciate it since their work days have been cancelled along with our Guild meetings.
I will be putting some pictures of completed blocks on FaceBook for inspiration!  Type #ducktracks in your Facebook post text so we can search for challenge post without going through all of the posts!  You can start by posting a picture of your fabric choices and don’t forget to add #ducktracks in your text.

 

Sioux Falls Quilters’ Guild