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Owl Baby Quilt

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Machine Quilting Negative Space taught by Angela Walters

Turn your quilt's negative space into positively fabulous designs! Angela shows how to complement pieced sections with motifs and texture.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Scrappy fabrics, Hobbs Heirloom Wool Batting, Superior Mono Poly clear thread for the stitch in the ditch, a variety of fine threads for free motion quilting and machine applique: Aurifil, Superior Masterpiece, DMC, Presencia, and Mettler, DMC embroidery floss for hand embroidery, Shades Soft Fuse fusible web for applique. The pattern is "whoo's your BABY?'" by Karen Costello Soltys from the book "jelly babies".

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What are you most proud of? Those swirls in the background! I've never done background free motion quilting without pre-marking the design. I was able to incorporate the teachings from several free motion quilting Craftsy instructors and completed this project using my home sewing machine. Thank you Ann Petersen, Cindy Needham, Leah Day, and Angela Walters!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice, practice, practice! I love Angela's approach to free motion quilting. She doesn't worry about every little stitch being the perfect length. She doesn't "stress" over every little wobble! And as Leah Day would say, if you rip out every imperfect seam when free motion quilting, the only thing you're going to be good at is using a seam ripper!

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I love this! Would you consider making one to sell?

02/25/2015 Flag

Thank you! I'm sorry but I don't make quilts to sell. I find it difficult just finding time to finish my own projects!

03/06/2015 Flag

I am needing the size of this owl quilt. Also how many inches the white back ground the owls are sitting on. Would like to know how tall the owls are and how wide. Wish you had a pattern out there for this as I am making it for my first Grand daughter. This is so beautiful....You done an outstanding job on this. Hope you can help me.

02/28/2015 Flag

@Lana Rush, KGapud has already mentioned above that there is a pattern for this owl quilt. It's called "Whoo's Your Baby?" and it was designed by me and is in the book, "Jelly Babies" which is published by Martingale. Ask for it at your local quilt shop or online. The maker did an excellent job on her owl quilt, and you can too, but please don't ask her to give you all the pattern details for free.

03/02/2015 Flag

Nice job! This is my original design and it's so much fun to see someone make it in different colors. And your swirl quilting looks fabulous!

03/02/2015 Flag

Thank you ksoltys15986! I'm so happy you were able to see it! My cousin loved this quilt so much she entered it into the Long Island quilt show and it won third place! I don't know how it works when your pattern is included in a book, but you could easily sell this pattern a hundred times over. People really love it! Thank you for creating such a wonderful pattern!

03/06/2015 Flag