10/1/12

Happy Owltober!!

Sketched this little guy in honor of my favorite month and season!


And turned him into this little quilt:


Here are some closer details:




I fused all of the pieces down with Wonder Under, including the binding!

For little art quilts like this, I like to give my binding a decorative edge now-and-then. I use a scallop edge blade in my rotary cutter and cut the binding strips approx. 1.5" wide with it, after applying the Wonder Under cut into strips the same width. Then I just fuse the strips all around the quilt, the same way you would sew them on. (I usually apply to the front first, then fold and fuse to the back.)

Would you like to make a project with my little "Fall Owl?" Here is a link to him in Google Docs. I'd love to see what you make so post it in my Flickr Group!



October is going to be lots of fun here on the CGM blog: more freebie sketches, sketch-to-quilt tutorials, podcast episodes, fun stuff to share, and my annual birthday week of GIVEAWAYS. So watch this space for a lot of upcoming action!!

CGM

I am linking this post up in the following places on the Crafty-Web:

Skip To My Lou



I Heart Nap Time




mop it up mondays






22 comments:

  1. Love the quilting design in the background!

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  2. Oh my gosh. I might have to make myself one this weekend. He is too cute.

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  3. This little guy is SUPER DUPER cute! The quilting is beautiful too!

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  4. Omg! Omg! I love him so much! I am seriously considering stealing him!

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    1. LOL, steal away Rhonda. I'd love to see what you make!!!!

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  5. wow nice! I love the different quilting you did on each part to accent it. Cant wait to see more!

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  6. That little owl is absolutely adorable. Great job. I love all your quilting lines. You are incredibly talented.

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  7. Beautiful stitching and great art work!

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  8. Tanesha, you are so inspiring! I LOVE it!

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  9. Absolutely adorable design. Your quilting is just gorgeous. The scalloped binding is a sweet touch.

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  10. oh aren't you so clever! Making your own pattern & all! Love the binding technique - adds an extra bit of fun! Thanks for linking up to Tuesday at the Table!

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  11. Tanesha, I am just in awe of how you can free hand your designs! You make it seem so easy. Love the owl design. I happen to like owls....something new for me that last several months.

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    1. Thanks AJ! Owls are pretty new to me too in terms of liking them a lot recently. I blame Katie and Rhonda of course LOL

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  12. This is so cute! I like the quilting design throughout the quilt.

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