Thursday, 26 January 2017

Owls in the Tree quilt

It's far too late to say Happy New Year and so far it's a year that I have seen much of from my bed, after being struck down with a cold and horrid cough which seems to be going on and on..... Husband is very kind, but I'm sure he is also very tired of my coughing and sputtering. Today he has gone to London so I can cough away with disturbing anyone and I have also spread a big quilt, in bits, out on his office floor, so I hope it is stitched together by the time he gets back. To be fair, he never minds tip toeing round the edges, if I don't get quilts quite off the floor in time, it's one of the many things I love about him!
I have also been using my owl fabric to make a little quilt. It has taken a while to use this fabric from the Ten Little Things Collection for Moda Fabrics. that's because I couldn't bear to part with it! The quilt has a woodland theme and I picked the colours out to be bright to match the main owl fabric. 

Owls in the Tree quilt by green Star Quilts
Owls in the Tree quilt by green Star Quilts
Around the edges of the main panels are  bright squares with deer, fireflies, stars, birds and foxes.Egg yolk yellow pieced stars break up the squares and some are quartered to give interest to the quilt:
Owls in the Tree quilt by green Star Quilts
Toadstools, ferns, stars and leaves.....
Owls in the Tree quilt by green Star Quilts
 I wish I had more of these fabrics, but I have used every scrap and it is no longer available, oh I do wish they would reprint it! Here is the backing, a white with pale blue polka dots, another favourite fabric. The binding is a pale grey and white stripe:

Owls in the Tree quilt by green Star Quilts
Here is the finished quilt which measures 102 x 102cm , 40 x 40 inches. It would make a lovely baby quilt, or a wall hanging or sofa throw for an owl enthusiast....

Owls in the Tree quilt by Green Star Quilts

This quilt is for sale on my website here at the bottom of the page.

So this is 2017 and without being political, I think we will need a huge amount of kindness this year along with tolerance and prayers for a better way. Please let's encourage and support each other whereever we are,

Kind regards,