Thursday, April 7, 2016

Owl Always Love You

"Owl Always Love You" 44" x 54" Wall Hanging/crib size quilt.  Now available:  PATTERNS & KITS 
 My latest quilt finish.  It was so nice to have all the little pieces laser-cut by Barb @ Quilted Works when I visited her studio in St. George last January.  The silhouette on mine is the view of Mt. Timpanogos, here on the back side of the Wasatch mountain range of the Rocky Mountains.  I love it! 


I'm getting ready to teach some upcoming classes on raw-edge applique' techniques, one of which is chenille-strip applique'.  See my upcoming class schedule HERE.  There's still time to sign up for HMQS and Panguitch!  Can you see the chenille?  This is the perfect little quilt to practice applique' techniques.


This little cutie ↑ is a smaller version of this adorable ↓ quilt.  The original is a 60" x 72" Lap Quilt.


My niece Aubree was living in New York area a couple of years ago and asked for a quilt for Christmas.  She wanted "Sweet dreams and good night, my daughter" quilted in Spanish on the tree (I added lettering on the picture because you can't really see the quilting).  The New York skyline makes it a sweet memory of her time there, not to mention that she wrapped up in it every night.  She loves her quilt!  Here's that story:  Sweet Dreams.

My sweet Aunt Marjorie saw Aubree's quilt and immediately went to work to make a couple of quilts for her own granddaughters.  She had never made a quilt. (!)  Auntie M liked the idea of quilting "Owl Always Love You" into the tree, and using the Teton mountain range as a skyline silhouette - her granddaughters' favorite mountain view from the Idaho side.

Aunt Marjorie and Uncle Jack were troopers!  With her shaky hands, Aunt Marjorie wasn't sure she'd be of much help, but she did most of the stitching on the applique'!  Uncle Jack grabbed the scissors and went to town.  I showed a sneak peek a few months back (see post), but now that the quilts have been given away, here are pics of the finished quilts.

Gracie's.  If you look closely, you can see the words "Owl Always Love You" quilted in the tree.

Olivia's.  You can't see the words in the busy print, but they're quilted below the baby owl in the tree trunk.

Each of these quilts are quilted with Cuddlesoft plush fur on the back.  Mmmm, they are definitely warm, huggable quilts of love, whether for granddaughters, a niece, future grand baby... 

And Aunt Marjorie's next quilt?  She wants a bear and an owl:  "Bear in mind, Owl always love you!" Nothing's going to stop Auntie M now!  Stay tuned!

p.s.  I love this quilt so much, just had to share this story over at Quilt Story!

9 comments:

  1. Every one of them looks amazing! Laser cut pieces make applique way more fun!

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  2. Your Owl quilt is OWLdorable. Very sweet and beautiful. Embracing Creative Bliss...

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  3. all these quilts are wonderful and loving the idea your Aunt`s next challenge can see your family have a great sense of humour

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  4. I will glad to get your pattern as it is so far to travel for one of your classes. I am waiting patiently. ;-)

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    1. Betty, you can now find the pattern on my Craftsy and Etsy stores. Click either button under "Let's Connect" at the top of the right hand margin.

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  5. these are so darn cute. I love that you added the skylines to them and the Teton Mountain range, what a really cool idea. I myself have been looking at the benefits of laser cutting recently, it seems like a really cool way to cut your fabric, unfortunately the machines do cost a lot of money..

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