Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Family of Owls

Calico Christmas, now named Auckland Festival of Quilts, is coming up over 
the first Friday and weekend in November. This is  a new project we will be releasing there. 

Carol, a local Auckland designer has made a set of plastic templates of these owls. 
The templates are made in heavy ruler plastic that you can draw around or cut around 
with your rotary cutter. There are three sizes of owls in the set. The ones above are
the smallest ones and they stand 4 1/2" high.

This is  a big owl - 7 1/2" high.

And this is the family all made in Japanese woven taupes - now I bet that is a surprise!!!!!!.
As you can probably see there are still pins in as I have not quite finished quilting them.
I am do big chunky quilting stitches  - in brown around he owls and I think more brown on the tree trunk and them ecru on the background - but all chunky and quick to do. You can just see the quilting around the individual owls in the top photos.owls