Hurray, the final block of the Fall into a QAL is complete!
The Owl block was designed by Vanda Chittenden. You can visit her blog Quilting with Vanda to download the pattern.
I have a horned owl living somewhere close to my house. The night I finished this I could hear her hooting (I have learned the females call the long hoots and the males respond with a shorter call). I set my husband to watch the homemade vegetable broth I had started so it didn’t get to a crazy boil, while I ventured outside with a flashlight to find the Owl. I found the tree she was in two doors down. I could hear her loud and clear, but the height of the tree was an obstacle in finding her. Darn!
The next morning as I set out for my morning walk, I heard her again. She had moved to another neighbor’s tree, and I found the tree but it was too dark still to actually see her.
I’m imagining she looked something like this:
She doesn’t like to be seen up close. Or does she?
As I finished her up, I continued to work on my impro piece from my leftover HSTs. I realized that making a paper piece pattern is very hard. I continue to tweak it though have started another The Giving Tree type of block and will see which one fits best.
I also finished the framing on the blocks and am working on placement before I sew them together. It is really coming together. Thank goodness for the B/W feature on the phone camera to help with the placement when taking contrast into consideration.
Second weekend running with a creature encounter in the woods; this time running into a bear taking an afternoon scroll. So exciting to see, yet scary at the same time.
My final foray this past weekend was to get to a quilt fair at Ironstone Winery in Murphy’s. My favorite, of all the quilts in the innovative quilt category, was this beautifully done paper pieced cow. I neglected to get a photo of an equally beautiful paper pieced fox. There were too many beauties to pick from overall.
I was also drawn to this 3 dimensional quilt. Such a lovely design.
Next post should be the finished flimsy for the Fall into a QAL. I can’t wait to finish it!