Did you see it??
Do you get McCall's Quilting magazine??
Mine just came in the mail today (sept/oct)
(McCall's sent me pictures from the magazine to use)
and I didn't pay attention to the index of patterns, then flipped thru it and there on page 40 is my OWL quilt- the one I've had to keep a secret!! now I can finally show it.
I'm thrilled, this is my first time being published and McCall's have been so nice to this newbie, since I've had lots of questions and had help finding a fabric sponsor etc.
I'm still jumping up and down!- which is kind of hard with the big ol' belly :-)
(Picture from McCall's)
Here's the pictures from MARCH! when I started making the quilt.
The tonga batiks were donated by TT fabrics- AWESOME!!
Here's the beginning of the owl blocks! a trick I used when adding the wings was to iron down one half then add the other block next to it and line up the other half of a wing on that block, this way they all match.
here's the 4 blocks before I added the buttonhole stitching.
and the blocks put together
and the finished top!
a close up of two of the owls
Here's a link to the online article
I also had some left over fabrics and made a set of pot holders for one of the Editors at McCall's
the pattern is a bonus on their site (well it's not up YET) but check here after the 19th.
And the free PDF for the owl pot holders is here.
(Again the picture from McCall's)
here's the EQ sketch, once I chose the fabrics I changed my mind and made the border green instead of blue and made the dark red orange instead as well.
the pattern is called It's a hootie!
it's also featured on EQ's blog now
well it has been a HOOT to make this and first have the pattern be picked by McCall's.
The whole process was exciting!