Am I excited? You better know I am. All of my owls are now all complete and on the design wall. I still have stitching to do on two of them which will happen this week. I then will begin looking at how to sash the blocks which go into sets of 4 prior to all going together. I even found the fabric I had been using for the eyes: of course it was in the box with all the other “owl fabrics” I just couldn’t see it. And now I will be able to return it and all of other fabrics I have used for these owls back into the stash filing system …. yea!
Of course some of it won’t make it into the regular stash but will be relegated to the scrap bin but with applique that doesn’t mean it won’t make an appearance again.
And this is how my fabric becomes swiss cheese. It really took me awhile to be able to cut perfectly good fabric like this: now I have no problem at all.
So, does this look like an owl to you? When I put these pieces together I saw an owl but when I looked at the picture it just looked like a mess.
But a little careful trimming and these “puzzle” pieces become an owl and a smile appears on my face.
And as for our other owl project, I found my light blue minkie fabric and would have it already on the frame but instead I took DH out for a Father’s Day lunch. I guess I had my priorities right, yes?
The plan for this week is to load this quilt and start the quilting, sash the other little quilt (it will be quilted right behind this one on the tail end of this backing). I also will be finishing the applique stitching as well as squaring the owl blocks.
I will be sharing on Patchwork Times and What a Hoot. Drop by and see what others are doing. Gari