Friday, May 17, 2013

FF: Owl Love!

Last night, I finished the binding on Mr. M's Owl Quilt. Woo!


Several weeks ago (meaning this quilt is horribly overdue) my good friend B asked me to make a nap quilt for her son. Since he was the recipient of my very first quilt, and is kind of a super important kiddo to me, I was happy to oblige, but really, what to make him? 

I started this quilt with the owls fabric that is in the center of each log cabin and on the borders, and I had originally intended to use it in a much different design, but after cutting the fabric and test piecing a block...well, let's just say it was the right call to switch to log cabins instead. 


I FMQ'd a stipple and some loops in the logs and also outlined the owl. Seeing that owl framed by loops and stipples on the backing makes my heart giddy with glee. It might just be my favorite part of the quilt, which is admittedly a little weird, but whatever makes you happy, right?


The binding is scrappy using up the leftovers from the logs--I was shy two inches, so I pieced in some black as well--and the backing is classic chevrons in black and white. Did you know the chevrons now come in flannel? We knew we wanted a flannel backing, and when I researched what flannel options we had available, this bad boy came up, woo!

Now, to get this quilt to Mr. M for snuggling enjoyment! I'm linking up with TGIFF with Ms. Midge and Finish It Up Fridays at Crazy Mom Quilts.

This was a part of my Q2 Finish-A-Long list, woo! 

15 comments:

  1. Love! Seriously everything about this one is great! I had no idea the chevrons came in flannel! I'll have to go check that out.

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  2. So Adorable! Love the owls in the center of each block. Lucky, lucky boy to get that quilt.

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  3. He IS lucky! And lucky to have a wonderful quilting auntie to make it for him! L.O.V.E!

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    1. Any time! He deserves all the quilt love in the world! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm really really pleased with the way it turned out! :)

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  5. LOVE owls. What is the name/brand of that cute owl fabric please? It would be PERFECT for my next quilt!!

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  6. Wow this quilt came together beautifully. So cute.

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    1. Thank you! I kind of wish it was staying with me, so I'm really glad it's going to such a sweet little boy. :)

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  7. It's so cuuuute! I love the backing :) I like the softness of flannel on the back of quilts. Bah! Must make another quilt! Like, now! ;)

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  8. oh how cute! I love the backing!

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  9. We became a follower of your lovely blog! We would love it if you came and followed us back!

    Anna and Sarah
    quackadoodlequilt.blogspot.com

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  10. Great finish - I love the colors - nice to see owls without a bunch of greenand browns - very modern.

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