Friday, October 8, 2010

Sew&Tell Friday - Even Owls Blush.... and more....





Hi, all!

It's Friday again!!  Sometimes it seems like the week just flies by - and this has been one of those weeks!  Miss Lilli was on fall break this week (next week too!) so I didn't have a whole lot of free time for sewing. But - I did have time to get my niece's birthday quilt finished!  So let me introduce to you - - - - 

Even Owls Blush.....




The name comes from the Blush print on the front of the quilt and the owl on the back.  The owl is taken from Cloud 9's Hoot!Tote pattern - a great design and I just love it!  My niece loves owls, so this just seemed really appropriate.  The background fabric on the back is a 100% cotton tapestry panel from Target - I loved the colors and it seemed to fit the mood I wanted for the back.  I'm so happy I finished this - it was a little late for her birthday but not too bad - less than a week!

I'm also working on a quilt for the quilt ministry - something really different this time.  I need to make a "whimsical" quilt for a young woman - and I say whimsical in the most literal sense - she has eyelashes on her VW bug!  Here's the "rough draft" of what I'm working on - since taking this picture, I've narrowed the stems of the flowers and started working on the applique.  The backing fabric for the applique is a gorgeous piece of 72 inch wide Irish linen that was in my grandmother's fabric stash.  It's lovely to work on, and gets softer every time I touch it, I think!




Lilli and I have been doing some different things while she's been out of preschool - here are a couple of pictures I took today when I took her to the pumpkin patch!  She had a ball, but mostly didn't want me to take her picture - so I caught these on the sly when she wasn't looking.

Can you say "airborne"?



Sunshine makes her happy....
I'll be linking up with Amy's Sew & Tell Friday.  Be sure to drop by there and see what everyone's been working on this week!

What are you working on?

Later!

Sarah

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25 comments:

ktquilts said...

Wow! Great quilt!!

Rene' said...

Great pictures!!! I love the owl quilt...great colors and very fun. Your new project is very cool. Enjoy your weekend.

Leslie said...

this is so fun. i love the flowers quilt you are working on. i am trying to get my to do pile down a little...baby stuff and bee stuff. your sweet grandaughter looks to be having so much fun!

Dee said...

oh, how fun! fond memories of pumpkin patches with my kids! thanks for the smile! the two quilts are just gorgeous! the owl is way too cute and I love the idea of lashes on a bug!

Miri said...

Great snowball quilt...you're making me feel like I have to do one soon!

Love the applique...funky..whimsy...terrific!

What fun you had! Here the only sign of Fall is that it rained today-first time since April!

lemonadegal said...

I really like this quilt. I'm sure your niece did, too. The owl and the colors are great!

amylouwho said...

Love the quilts! And clever to use that tapestry panel on the back!

Hollie said...

I love the owl! Super cute!

Michelle said...

The color combination in your niece's quilt is so pretty, and the owl is adorable. Lucky niece!

I think you're doing "whimisical" very well. What a happy quilt.

As always, your grand-daughter is a delight.

Vicki said...

Great quilt! I love the owl on the back.

traceyjay said...

beautiful!

I really love your neice's quilt. And the owl on the back is too great. :)

traceyjay said...

and that little blondie is too sweet!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

The owl is adorable, the flowers are very whimsical and that little curly head is so cute!

Lisa said...

Awesome owl quilt!! And your whimsical quilt is perfect. I know the Bug-girl is going to love it.

Your little granddaughter is sooooo cute- that hair!!

Quiet Quilter said...

The owl quilt is great....so is her smile!

KarrieLyne said...

Love your owl!! So darned cute!! I know she will love it!!

You already know how I feel about your whimsical flower quilt. :)

Lilli....can she get any cuter? Hahah!

Nina... said...

Oh my goodness...I love the owl! What a gorgeous quilt!

Sara said...

Beautiful quilt...wow, I love that fabric from Target!

P. said...

That picture of Lilli coming down the slide is just so fun. She looks almost airborne!

I think you have the whimsical thing figured out. Love the flowers and stems. It's going to be a very pretty, unique quilt.

BubzRugz said...

The quilts are beautiful and so is Lilli....
Hugz

Jamie in Louisiana said...

I love your quilt, but the little legs peaking out look like they are part of the quilt -- so cute. Great job Sarah.

Carla said...

Oh to be that young again. Love the title. Great quilt... how can you go wrong with owls. Looking forward to seeing your work in progress done.

Aunt Spicy said...

both quilts are just fabulous! again, I just don't know how you get it all done!

Catherine said...

You have beeen busy! That owl is adorable and I love the flowers on your next quilt.

Kristen said...

You always get so much done.

Such a sweetie.

Love what you did with the backing!