Friday, May 7, 2010

Are You Focused?

Sometimes all it takes is a fun focus fabric to bring things together. A group of us in guild are making a quilt for a special little girl. We all got a piece of this fabric and we decided to bring out the colors in the fabric in the block and to make a sort of square in a square block. I made two from my chunk of fabric and then I couldn't stop, and since I had more of the owls I had to make more. I can't wait to see everyone's blocks and how the quilt will come together.






Speaking of focus, I need to be totally focused this weekend. The 'church lady' quilt (that I'm donating to my mom's church) is due Saturday evening. Nothing like waiting until the VERY last minute. Fabric will be flying and the machine whirring. I do hate to miss a deadline.

Remember, the Spring to Finish check-in is on Monday. Gosh, has the time flown, but I know you can get at least one finish by then. Have a happy Mom's Day with your mom or with your kiddos!!

**For those of you who have asked...the focus fabric is 'spotted owl' by Alexander Henry. It is pretty available and comes in several colors and also in a home dec weight with BIG owls.

35 comments:

Erin said...

I love owls and I love this motif. You give me so many great ideas. If only I had time to work on them all!

Carla said...

I have this fabric in both green and cream...love the aqua background, how'd I miss that? This is a very fun way to use it. I've been collecting bird prints to use together in a quilt someday. Your idea is a good one!

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

What darling owl fabric!! I just adore it!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love those owls! And the dots! I'm always so anxious to get my blocks back so I can put the quilt top together (I'm told patience is a virtue?)... can't wait to see yours! :)

Heather said...

have a wonderful Mother's day!! :)

Megan said...

I have some of that wonderful owl fabric and I LOVE how you're using it (may have to steal this idea!). I especially love the little owls that are added outside the "center" - very sweet.

Katrien said...

Beautiful. You use such wonderful fabrics! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Cheryl Arkison said...

The little extra owls are so sweet.

Artfulife said...

What darling fabric! The accent fabrics you chose are perfect. Who is it going to?

Claire said...

I love those owls...I have the same fabric in several different color ways....I'm wanting to do a similar block style as you are doing, but it keeps getting put on the back burner.....and since I haven't even plannec anything out for it yet, it will not even get started until after all my other projects for the Spring to Finish 2010 are done....I'm hoping to get two quilts done this weekend.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

That's my favorite thing to do, highlight tiny motifs with square in squares! Reminds me of my Japanese squares quilt on my blog. I love the third one the most! Any little girl would be happy to get that quilt.

Q said...

I love that owl design. Wow it looks like it got a lot done recently :).

Goddess in Progress said...

I just love those cranky owls!! I may have to put wonky square-in-squares on my list for an upcoming Bee month...

live a colorful life said...

That fabric makes me so happy. I think I have it finally in every colorway. Love that some of the owls have such scowls on their face. Makes me laugh.

angela said...

oh my goodness! I love the owls and the fabrics you paired them with is fabulous!

Poppyprint said...

Thanks for showing your owl blocks, I have that fabric with the white background and this is a perfect idea. I especially love the little guys flying out there in the white borders!

Judi said...

I love what you did with the print. What a great idea!

HMG said...

Those may be the cutest blocks I've ever seen! I love that fabric and the way you really show it off with the others. Happy Mothers' Day!!

Shelly said...

Check-in so soon! Ack! I think I'll have my machine whirring right along with you!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Oh where was this fabric when my m-i-l was still alive. She adored owls.

Some little girl will be very happy.

StuckinGeorgia said...

Would you tell us the manufacturer / fabric line name of this fabric. I know some kids who NEED this.

jacquie said...

To 'StuckinGeorgia'...i added the fabric info to the post.

Meghan said...

Beautiful blocks! I just picked up a yard of this Spotted Owl print in "ghastly gray" at my LQS. Seeing your blocks makes me want to cut into it right now!

holly k said...

fun! and I love the polka dots!!! she's going to love it!

stellamaria said...

great idea !

sewkatiedid said...

I love those owls. I can think of something that I'm going to finish by Monday!

PioneerValleyGirl said...

I really like those blocks -- and the owl fabric. Lucky little girl to get a this quilt.

J said...

Won't be checking in with y'all on Monday...nothing to report. Between work, finals and just life...my quilting is non-existent. Hoping next week will be better...and also hoping I can report some finishes at the end of the month. Love the owl fabric, so glad I have some ;-)

momto2wasd said...

That looks wonderful! The owls are one of my favorite animal fabrics and I love what you've done with them!

lamb-things said...

I recently started embroidery but looking at your fabrics and quilts I aqm truly inspired to do some quilting. Your choice of colours and patterns are lovely.

Rebekah said...

that fabric is so cute! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Good luck with your church lady quilt!

audreypawdrey said...

I love that fabric. Your blocks are so lovely, and I know they will make beautiful additions to the quilt!

jan said...

Love the fabric and your blocks are beautiful!

fabrik-BILDschön said...

owls rules ! ;)
this fabric is awesome!

greetings from germany

Barb said...

actually,I'm a bit scattered lately!
I love the focus fabric. very cute and cheery