Friday, October 5, 2012

That took longer than it should

The owl quilt is finally done:

I think the reason it took so long was the way I quilted each block in 2 concentric rectangles. Not fun. So even when I had some time to work on, I wouldn't always. And then I had 14,000 ends to darn. Not an exact count.

But it's done now and I think it makes a handsome quilt.

It's pretty large for a baby quilt - 44" x 57", so I'm calling it a youth quilt.

I'm also really tickled with how well the back coordinates:

Those dots were from a different store, and I knew they were older, but during quilting I noticed the date of 2009 on the selvedge, so 3 years older and just a perfect match. Crazy, huh?

Anyway, my shop has been updated, and I will be linking this to Crazy Mom Quilts for her Finish it up Friday series. So glad that's back! I love seeing what everyone else is doing.

Moving on, I've started a log cabin quilt with my Aster Manor leftover fat quarters:

Do you cut each piece to size, or just lay them out on strips like this?


  1. Your quilt is darling -- such a great color combination!

  2. The combination of purple, blue & green on your quilt is so pretty. And, the owl print is adorable. Great job!

  3. Love the quilt, and the backing fabric is amazing :)

  4. Great work! It's always a good feeling to be at the end of a long project. And that "youth quilt" size is a great "in-between" size that works well for kids.

  5. Very pretty quilt.... beautiful colors, and one of a kind. :)