Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Accuquilt Go Challenge- OWL die

accuquilt challenge 2015

I was SEW excited to get this OWL appliqué die from Accuquilt.

GO! Owl Fabric Cutting Die (55333) - packaging shown.

I wanted to make something a little different and had the idea of a stuffed owl/ pin cushion.

I found some scraps of batiks from Island Batik

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I ironed on heat n bond on the back of the fabrics

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And cut pieces out on my GO BIG!

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I cut out two of the body shape, since it will be a stuffed owl.

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Then fused down the pieces with the iron again after removing the paper backing

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I had cut out 4 of the wings in just batiks and stitched not even a 1/4” all the way around two leaving the top opened.

Then used a turning tool (from amazon- can’t live without it now!)

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Once turned they were super tiny, so I decided to make them feet for the owl instead

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Then I cut out two more wings and appliquéd everything down with a button hole stitch in pink thread

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Then I pinned the two feet to the bottom and laid another owl body on top, right sides together and sewed 1/4” all the way around leaving an opening on the side.

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I filled the owl with crushed walnut shells – I also got these from amazon- it’s actually lizard bedding, a big bag is cheap and I had an old cracker tub that I store it in.

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after I filled him/her I whip stitched it closed with a needle and thread.

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Here it is…. I guess it’s a girl, since SHE is pink :)

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I wanted to try a more traditional appliqued block too so I found some browns and tan fabrics for the owl

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and again ironed on Heat n Bond onto the back and cut out the pieces

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I cut out an extra eyeball in yellow and used it as a full moon in the background, I also free handed a branch in black and cut that out and ironed everything onto a fun blue background

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I used black thread and my embroidery foot on the machine and stitched a sloppy double line all the way around all the shapes, it’s quick and easy and looks more “modern” I think :)

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Then I decided to make it into a pillow and used my log cabin GO die to cut out pieces, this was more of a “planned” block so I had some extra strips after I cut them all out, but I can always use them later:)

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I then sewed together the log cabin block with blue on one half and black on the other half.

The finished block is 12”

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I then sewed a zipper onto two pieces of the blue background fabric and made it into a pillow and I had a pillow shape already that fit, I’m very happy with how this turned out :)

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On the accuquilt website there’s lots of different ideas for using the owl die.

here’s some

and you don’t have to make only owls out of the die, look at these cute animals!

accuquilt owl die

there’s also cute embroideries

Designed by Diana Vogt and Anne Vane of V-Stitch DesignsWe took the Owl die and added personality!!! The GO! Owl appliqué embroidery designs are designed to be used with the AccuQuilt GO Owl (55333).This die is a Jo-Ann Fabric Store exclusive!!! You get 6 designs in this set. They can be used on clothing or accessories as well as using them to make a quilt.Minimum hoop size for all designs is 5"x7" or larger.They are available in the following formats: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, ...

Have you made something using the owl die?

If you have, link up below

6 comments:

margaret said...

your owl is so so cute,

Createology said...

Every single one of these projects is OWLdorable! Sew sew cute!!! High on Life July...

Michele said...

OF COURSE you needed to have the owl die!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Soooo very cute!!, I love the idea of the different animals

VickiT said...

That's such a cute pincushion Bea. And all the other things you made using the Owl are great ideas. Love the pillow.
I don't have the Owl die yet.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Awe That is sweet! My daughter loves owls too!