Sunday, November 2, 2014

Grow Wise Little Owl

It's done, what fun I had quilting this one.  It's a special quilt for my husband's god-son who is having a baby in January.  They have an outdoors-ish theme for the baby's room in these colors which I thought was wonderful.  Pattern is a modified Owl Duet from Katie's Quilts and Crafts.  I embroidered the saying at the top, the letters are about two inches tall.  I quilted the letters and numbers in the top and bottom with different fills so you can see them just a bit better.   I used Premo soft thread on top which is a 50 wt thread, light lemon yellow on the white and then a military gold in the colored charms.   Of course I had to put feathers in there for those fine feathered owls, but added some swirls every now and then for a bit of whimsy.  Now I'm going to use that extra hour today to sew.  My niece is coming back from Afghanistan the end of Nov and she asked me to make a quilt for her for a fund raiser.  She asked for a combat theme.  Oh boy, that was tough but I think I have it. I'll update this post later today with the progress.  It's going to be a close one thought.






On the design wall, I made a lot more progress than I thought I would.  For my niece and the 101st Airborne.  I hope I can get it done by the time they get home.  It's a good start.  I saw the center similar to this on the qov.org site.  Since it's for my niece I have both the man and the woman kneeling.

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46 comments:

  1. Hey Girlfriend! :D I thought I had lost you! My laptop died this past summer and I have just gotten a new one and am rebuilding my web presence! Eeek! I haven't forgotten that I want you to do the long arm quilting for me but it's been a bit hectic and as you can imagine this laptop set me back a pretty penny. Geez, all of a sudden prices have exploded!!! *sigh*
    Anyway, I'm glad I found you again.. I so love that owl quilt!!! I also love the technique you do on the backs of your quilts... very creative my friend :D
    Hugs my sweet blogging sister,
    Happy quilting...
    Beth P

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  2. love your owl quilt - just so cute and the colors! love them

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  3. The quilt is adorable! I am always in complete awe of your amazing quilting! WOW!!!

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  4. Love all the quilting designs you use on this one! So beautiful!

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  5. cute quilt, love the quilting! I like the little welcome message you included, too!

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  6. Certainly a special quilt. It is gorgeous-from a cute quilt to a work of art with your quilting. Love how you quilted this and the numbers are amazing along the bottom.

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  7. Wow, just wow! The letters and numbers are a nice touch too. Incredible work, as always.

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  8. You always just WOW even the simplest of quilts. Of course it had to have feathers.

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  9. OMG Sue that is just awesome!!!! Cuteness plus the wonderful quilting makes it perfect!!

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  10. Oh Sue this is sooooo adorable!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it !!!!!!!!
    I"m posting it to my facebook page now: facebook.com/KatiesQuiltsandCrafts

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  11. I can't believe you with the numbers in the quilting!! and the text looks amazing. love love love it!!!!

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  12. I love these owls! And your quilting is fantastic. Did you match thread colors on the squares, or use the same thread? Have fun with the combat quilt.

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  13. What a fun quilt! You've done such a beautiful job of every part of it. I'm sure that is going to get a lot of cuddling.

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  14. Sue, I absolutely love the way you've quilted this little owl quilt. It just sings--and much of that song is of your wonderful talent!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The quilting is amazing! I have the same question as Jasmine--did you match threads? Thank You for stopping by and linking up with "Anything Goes Monday". I am enjoying be a guest host and meeting so many new quilty friends. I would love to say that I just stumbled onto your site-however I have been following years and plan to many more!!!

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  16. Love your work (as USUAL!!) and the soldier quilt is going to be outstanding!!!!

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  17. Your baby quilt is gorgeous! I love everything about it: the theme, the colors, the letters and the quilting (particularly inside the squares).

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  18. Wow, a great quilt. Love your owls and al the colors!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Your quilting is just stunning! Absolutely beautiful. Maybe when I grow up I'll be able to quilt half as nicely as you do!

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  20. WOW -- love the owl, love the quilting, love the embroidery... amazing. That is a beautiful quilt and I think the parents are going to want to hang it on the wall instead of use it!

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  21. It's just perfect. So sweet. The quilting is awesome, no surprise. I like the concept, but the colors and whimsy of the owl eyes is so fun. I must tell my sewing group to come look! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  22. Adorable quilt! And great quilting too!

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  23. My son's a vet....lost many friends. I love this.

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  24. it's an adorable Baby Quilt. Lots of feathers! I love them!

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  25. My husband peeked over my shoulder and said you've got to make me that one - about the Freedom Isn't Free... block. Guess that will have to go on my project lsit for '15.
    Your quilting is insane!
    HollyBeth

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  26. Your quilting is absolutely wonderful! Such a beautiful design!

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  27. That baby quilt is adorable! And your quilting, as always, is over the top amazing! Love that panel for your niece as well.

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  28. Inspired....LOVE your quilting. THANKS for the close ups....they really help me learn.

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    1. I bookmarked this post to try those letters out on a project linus quilt! I have a two flimsy's the ladies made that have a strip across the center...an inspirational word or two would be fun to add!

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  29. Adorable owl quilt! And great start to your patriotic quilt!

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  30. Beautiful! I hope to quilt like that someday! Owls are totally gorgeous.

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  31. It never ceases to amaze me how much beautiful quilting adds to a simple pattern. This quilt is absolutely a show stopper! I love the quote, colors, cute little owls, EVERYTHING!

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  32. Oh Sue it is just adorable! I love all the great details you put into it. Nicely done.

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  33. What an adorable and amazing quilt! Love the quilting very much!

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  34. Just beautiful Sue -- you are always an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. This is a beautiful quilt, Sue! Everything is so well balanced and your quilting makes me sigh wistfully!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  36. Love the owl quilt. So very cute. And beautiful quilting as always.
    Good luck with the auction quilt. Good choice

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  37. Wow - your quilting is AMAZING! I love how you really made those numbers pop and the level of detail is just exquisite. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

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  38. Gorgeous Quilt with lots of yummy quilting!!

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  39. You are definitely one of the best quilters I know. Love the quilted leaves on the branches.....great idea.

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  40. That is just amazing quilting. You've done a great job :)

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  41. I love your owl quilt. Someday, "when I grow up"--machine quilting wise--I will quilt as well as you do. Awesome work! Thanks for sharing at KISMIF.

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  42. Your quilt is adorable and the feathered quilting is gorgeous!

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  43. Visiting from Tuesday Archives. The owl quilt is a cutie, and your quilting is perfection! Love the quilted letters and numbers. I'm going to remember this one!

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