Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Big-Girl Bedspread

First of all, thanks to Judy for letting us post our design walls so we can be inspired by everyone's beautiful work. We love you, Judy!!

My daughter's best friend since 2nd grade, asked if I would make a quilt for her almost 2-year old. She wanted "pink, green and owls." We all know that owl fabric was all over the place a couple of years ago but not so now. I went to 5 quilt shops on a Shop Hop Thursday and did find a couple of owl fabrics but not in the right colors. So, I decided to build my own and put them on a tree.

This is just pinned up on my design wall to see how it looks. I made the tree too puny the first time and made another heftier one and like it better. And I think the owls are adorable! Better yet, my daughter and her friend love them too.

It'll take me a long while to satin-stitch all around this tree and the owls but there's not a big rush for this quilt and it feels so good to be creating something that is going to be loved.

8 comments:

Charlene S said...

It is adorable. You are my inspiration.

Patrica said...

So cute, lucky friend lucky baby.

AnnieO said...

Totally cute and, being original, absolutely one of a kind!

heather said...

That's so cute.

Jennifer Woo said...

Shoot, I will show you my owl fabric next week (I just need to remember to bring it). My daughter is a Chi Omega and their symbol is an owl! Found the fabric in SLO at the Beverly's two years ago. Was going to make pj pants for her but I don't do clothing well!! Love your owls!! No shop hop for me this time but maybe in April!! See you next week!!

Patrica said...

Really adorable quilt, lucky baby and mama.

Sharon-IN said...

Love this! Your owls are adorable. (Fabrics and Friends in Roanoke, IN has owl fabric!)

Sue Daurio said...

That build your own owl quilt is way better than any owl fabric you could have found. What a great quilt. I LOVE the pink tree with the colorful owls!