10/30/12

BQF: Trick-Owl-Treaters mini quilt

Amy's Creative Side
It's that time of year again, when the wonderful Amy of Amy's Creative Side blog hosts the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I can't tell you how much I enjoy all the quilty goodness that is shared on this online quilt show. You must check it out, and there's still time to enter (linky is open until 10/31).

 
For this season's BQF I made it in under the wire with my new little owl quilt: Trick-Owl-Treaters.


I started with a sketch of the 3 owls and then used the fusible applique method to pull this small quilt together. 

Here are some details:

 Owl Mummy (he's my favorite)

 Owl Witch (I may add a broom later)

 Owl Ghost...boo!

 I used my Cricut machine to make the letters - so simple!

I also did fusible binding with a pinked edge on both sides of the quilt 
(my favorite method of binding on small quilts like this) 

And there you have it, my "in the nick of time" Halloween quilt and Blogger's Quilt Festival entry. This is also officially my last Halloween decoration to go up for 2 whole days this year, LOL.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 16″x 24″
Special techniques used : fusible applique
Quilted by : Me!
Best Category: wall hanging

Thanks for stopping by!

CGM  



25 comments:

  1. Cute! The mummy is my favorite, too. I've never tried doing a fused binding like that--may have to give it a shot now that I'm doing smaller quilts more often. Any tricks to that?

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    1. I may post a tutorial, but basically I cut my binding strips 2 inches and Wonder Under a hair narrower than that in strips. Then I fuse the WU to the binding strips. Then I cut another narrow strip off each side of the fused binding strips using my pinking or ruffled rotary blade for a decorative edge. Then I fuse it to the front of the quilt, same way you would a regular binding. Fold over the edge to the back and fuse, pleating in the corners for a smooth finish. I usually (but not always) finish it with a straight stitch all the way around or a small zig-zag stitch. Hope that helps!

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  2. That mummy owl is to die for! lol (Pun intended.) ;)

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  3. That is soooo cute! I love your owl quilts!

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  4. Pattern companies will eat this quilt up! It is so adorable and I'm thinking it needs to be registered.

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  5. Well, this is adorable! Happy Halloween!

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  6. OMG!! I SOO love this!!! It is absolutely adorable!!!!!!

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  7. Tanesha, this is adorable. I think you need to start an owl exclusive design line, lol :)

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  8. OK, those are TOO STINKIN CUTE :)

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  9. Oh my goodness, scrumptiously cute!!! So great a design and finish.

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  10. This is such a cute quilt! What a neat design.

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  11. how cut owls <3 beautiful quilting

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  12. That mummy owl is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. How adorable!!

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