Sunday, June 15, 2014

Owl Success

all doneAm 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!

IMG_3532Of 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.

IMG_3533And 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.

owl puzzle
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


Happy Room Diana said...

Brilliant work, I love owls

Joanne Lendaro said...

Those are just too stinking cute!! It's going to be fantastic when it's all done!! Nice of you to take the hubs to eat on Fathers Day...priorities, right, and no dishes to boot! LOL!! Can't wait to see it quilted!

Heidi said...

Oh, this IS exciting!
And I agree, one of the best parts of finishing all the blocks for a quilt is returning the fabrics to the stash ;-)

Kathie said...

Love the owls how cute. I didn't really see the owl in the one you showed till the additional pieces were added, now it is very cute.

LynCC said...

Yay!!! Everyone up on the board together. :D I really do love the background fabric with its leaves - so perfect. Love the new owl, too! I've got a bunch of those swiss-cheese scraps - sometimes you gotta get the right shadings. And you've reminded me that finally finishing the labels for my Dragonfly quilts means I need to resort their box of fabrics and scraps back into the stash!

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous, I love owls and this is a great quilt. You are really going to have a great one there!!! and on Father's day my husband bought me a cordless iron $$$. yes he did!

Rhonda said...

Wow, Gari, your owls looks great. I love all their expressions and the fabrics are cool!!

Ramona said...

Your owls are just adorable! Their faces are just precious and they do make me smile. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Kate said...

Love your owls!