Hootlet quilt! by Ecormack

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A friend asked me to make a baby quilt for her first grandbaby after she narrowly missed having the winning bid on a quilt I donated to my Rotary club's silent auction. The baby's parents were decorating the nursery in an owl theme.

I saw Ashley's Converging Corners quilt on her blog several months ago and knew I wanted to make it some day. I fussy cut owl and other motifs from my main print fabric and then worked the log-cabin type rows out of my scrap bin. I traced one of the owl motifs onto some Kona Snow and embroidered it in colours I pulled from the main print.

These blocks were fun to make although I found them time consuming. It took me roughly an hour to make each block which I feel was slow but I'm not sure how to expedite it as the randomness in the sizing of the "logs" is a fundamental part of the design.

The quilting is my attempt on my home machine; I still need lots of practice but it is getting better. I gave the quilt to my friend today and she said the quilt makes her happy just looking at it.

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Comments

Rebecca

I like the converging corners design and the fussy cut centers you added are fantastic! Lovely!

Terryt1955

This is the second time I've seen this pattern and I really like it! The fussy cut owls just stepped it up to a whole new level. So even if it seemed like it took too long it was worth it.Beautiful!

Amanda

I love the fussy cut owls - what a beautiful quilt!

True

Ditto just perfect it makes me happy as well...love this pattern and the fussy cuts are perfect! When I made the ones for Jess realized it is time consuming but when I see these done I want one!! Love label.

Caribousmom

This is wonderful! I really love the fresh, clean feel of this quilt...and it is so cute with those little owls!

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