Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Okey Dokey Owl and Friends Quilt for Extra Special People



There was a bit of a sneak peek on my Instagram and Facebook page yesterday of my latest owl quilt.    ESP, which stands for Extra Special People is a local non profit group helping kids and people with special needs. My son has done some volunteering through his school and worked with ESP and they are a really great group of folks. he director contacted me a few months ago to see if I would have a donation for their Big Hearts Pageant in February. Oh course, I sad yes, wanting to help out but I just didn't have anything made that was a good fit.

Appliques Ironed

I decided to sew up an Okey Dokey Owl and Friends Quilt in the A Walk in The Woods fabrics. I choose to stick with the dots, plaids, vines, etc so it could be a quilt that could be used year round. I shot some photos of the process.




After securing all of the appliqués with Heat n Bond Lite I went around them with an Applique/Buttonhole stitch in coordinating thread. Here they are after stitching.

All twelve blocks are sewn together so the branches meet up. Here is the top on my design board.


I quilted the top by just sewing a meandering pattern in he background. I left all of the owls and branches alone so they "pop" from the quilt.



Last step was sewing the binding on. If you are curious, the Big Hearts Pageant is February 8th at the Classic Center in Downtown Athens. Here's the Extra Special People Facebook page, if you want to like them.

Have a great day,









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