Friday, October 26, 2012

I'll join Bloggers Quilt festival when I can't go to houston

How I missed signing up for this earlier, I don't know.... But it's open access, so I'm jumping on it.
Who needs Houston anyways!! - totally jealous :-)
If you've followed my blog since before July, You'd know I got published for the first time in McCalls! yippee.
This is the quilt! "It's a Hootie"
This was the EQ sketch I sent them.
As you can see I changed the border color and then had the eyes look in different directions.
Fabrics are from Timeless Treasures, and the green was just really NICE, so I chose that instead of blue.
It's an appliqued quilt
It's a wall hanging or baby quilt
Measures 46" x 46"
Long arm quilted on my long arm.
I also made these matching pot holders :-)

Here's the magazine, in case you missed it. It's sept/oct issue, might still be for sale

I squealed when I saw the magazine and my quilt in it!
I thought it was going to be in quick quilts instead, so I didn't expect it in this one, so I had sat down and flipped thru the pages and THERE it was...

I can't remember if I showed these pics too, but I took a few while making this quilt, here's the blocks just ironed together, then I button hole stitched all the way around
Here's the blocks laid out

a few closeups of the owls

and the pot holders again :-)

The whole top finished- before quilting

The quilt is done being quilted

On the main part I quilted feathers and swirls

I just outlined the owls, otherwise left them alone

I also changed the thread color, here you can see it on the back

Here it's all done and ready to send off.

Happy festival :-)


Needled Mom said...

It is just darling and I really like it in the primary colors. Congratulations on being published.

Dresden Quilter said...

It's amazing! Congratulations! The owls are a hoot, and I love the colours you chose.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Too CUTE!!!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

what a fun little quilt!

SewCalGal said...

Loved this quilt the first time I saw you working on it. Perfect to share in this Festival too. Congratulations on being published!


BTW - This is a test - can you confirm if my settings are no reply or not?

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Published....congrats!It is just adorable!!!!!!!

Melody said...

Congratulations. No wonder they chose it. What a fabulous quilt.

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QuiltSue said...

I love the owls, specially their eyes.

Michele said...

I can't see owls anywhere now and not think of you, even in my studio when I glance at the great owl pincushion you sent to me. As I said the 1st time I saw this quilt, congrats on getting published and the really adorable quilt. I know that more are in the works and I can't wait to see each of them.

Janet said...

Very, very cute! Congratulations on being published.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - congratulations on being published its always very exciting isnt it! I am also in the Wicked and Holiday Lane hops so I will see you again then! Thanks for sharing. #263

Rene' said...

Congratulations on being published! Cute pattern.

Lonci said...

Wonderful colors, fabulous:)))

Karen said...

This is a great quilt. So full of colour and fun. Congrats on being published.

Mame Johnston said...

Photos don't do this one justice. It's so much better in person!