Owl quilt for Emanuel

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  • Scraps - This is a very rustic quilt. I took inspiration from the "Life's a hoot" pattern by ajpadilla. I simplified it a great deal and did the owls with machine applique. I had a piece of cloth for the backing that I didn't want to cut. So I placed the center panel on and did that before attaching the borders. I Practiced some stitch in the ditch
  • then I went around the figures in the lower part of the panel still using my walking foot. I decided to try free-motion on the figures on the top half
  • and probably will pull that stitchery out and do it by hand or go back and redo it with the walking foot. After stitching the center panel
  • I basted in the filling for each border and attached them
  • one at a time. All of the work on the borders was done with the walking foot on. I'll hand quilt a moon in the big white space and also add the baby's name and birth date
  • when he arrives. I need to practice free-motion stitching on something else - maybe some small throw-away squares. Oh
  • and I made the mistake of using a fluffy batting scrap that I had. I think FMS would work much better on thin batting. So
  • I used a variety of the techniques from this class. Now
  • I'm going over to Mimi Dietrich's Finishing School class to review the part on the simple
  • mitred-corner binding. I have a bunch of other projects that will keep me coming back to this class over and over again. Thank you
  • Ann
  • for this wonderful learning opportunity!

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