Oct 2, 2014

Bees Knees, a quilting bee - September

I was invited to join the Bees Knees, a quilting bee.
The button is on the right of my blog if you want to take a look!
September was Melissa Corry's month from Happy Quilting.
She wants to make a quilt for her grandparents to use in their camper so she sent us "Smore Love" by Cosmo Cricket.
Melissa told the quilting bee that we could make whatever block we want to.
I saw this cute fabric and knew right away that I wanted to make an appliqued owl.

I drew my little owl.

Then I numbered each section in the order I would appliqué the fabric onto the white background.

I traced each numbered section or piece, onto the paper side of freezer paper, and numbered each one.

I traced the owl pattern with the branch and leaves, onto tracing paper.

I cut out all the pieces that I traced onto the freezer paper.

I turned the steam off my iron and pressed the paper pieces wax side down unto the fabric.
I traced each piece with a fine point pencil and cut each one out, leaving a l/4" seam allowance.

I placed each appliqué piece on the white background in the number order, and made sure it was centered, using the tracing paper template.

Here's my little appliqued owl!
I love the woodgrain on the brown and aqua, and the fabric on the foot really looks like claws!

I added a patchwork border around my little owl.
He measures 12 l/2" unfinished.
I can hardly wait to see all the blocks Melissa receives and see how she puts them all together in a quilt :)

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  1. Awww is he ever cute!! What beautiful work - what talent. Just love the look in his eyes! Maybe we'll get a peek at the whole quilt when it is done?!?

  2. My daughter would flip over this guy - she is an owl lover! I admire your work, so talented. Love popping in to see what you have been up to - thanks for sharing. Have a great week-end!

  3. that is adorable. my daughter would love that