Thursday, January 1, 2015

Winter Owls

Happy New Year!
Lots and lots of  quilt blocks and a few knitting projects and crafts coming your way for the New Year!

Cute Mama and Baby Owls taking a rest from the winter weather on a Pine branch!
Easy raw edge applique with details of the branches and owls done in fabric colored pencils.
Block is 10-1/2 inch square
Print out pattern is at the end of post~Read through material list and instructions before beginning

Materials List
~10-1/2" square cotton fabric background~winter scene
~5" square brown print fabric with paper-backed fusible applied for owl body background
~4"x 3" white print fabric with paper-backed fusible applied for owl body front
~5"x 11" brown print with paper-backed fusible applied for tree trunks
~fabric colored pencils~black,brown,green,orange, and white
~coordinating thread for decorative stitching on owls and tree trunks

~Print and cut out patterns
~Trace owls body background on paper side of 5" brown print fabric~cut out along line
~Trace owl bodies- front on paper side of 4"x 3" white print fabric~cut out along lines
~Trace tree trunks of paper side of 5" x 11" brown print~cut out along lines
~Remove paper back off all pieces(slash with a pin makes it easy) and arrange tree trunks on background square as I did in picture. Press in place.
~Kind of center owl body background in middle of the block and press in place, then add owl fronts on top of body background and press in place. You can also assemble owls on silicone craft sheet before you place on background square.
~Decorative stitch around raw edges of owl bodies and tree trunks.
~Using block as a guide, draw on tree branches, pine needles,owl eyes and beak using fabric colored pencils, add in more or less as you wish! Just have fun with it!

      Print out full page pattern for Winter owls

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