02 December 2011

friday finish




With a sprinkling of snow, on a grey morning: a chance to take some quick pictures of my finished O.W.L.S. quilt. It's 48" by 63" with Hobbs Thermore batting, and quilted with a twisted, irregular grid. The quilting is up to 6" apart which is less than my previous choices. This makes the quilt very soft and it drapes really well.

The warm brown solid is left over Chocolate by Free Spirit Designers Solids, from Eva's Garden. Really love that soft and pretty brown! The owls are another favorite Amy Schimler print. For the quilting I used my Hera marker to mark the lines for quilting. This is a nice way to mark straight lines, and they disappear completely after a bit of time, or a wash. It has come to be my favorite way of marking quilt tops, lately.


Wish you all a great december weekend!

10 comments:

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finish! I love that blue with the brown and of couse, what's not to love about an owl?

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Marit. I love the owls too. xo

Kathy said...

That's adorable! I really like the quilting, too. Just different enough so it's not expected.

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations on another beautiful finish! I love your twisted grid quilting. Thank you for all the tips on what you used.

Lynne said...

Very cute!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Cute owls! Can you use the hera marker to make any pattern or just straight lines? I've never used one clearly!

Carla said...

We have owls in the woods around the house...they sound like they are saying "Who cooks for you?" They are a fav of mine! Looks like you enjoy them too! Cute quilt, Marit.

Sharon said...

Great finish! That Chocolate is quite yummy and warm, and the owls are so cute! I like your quilting too. Have a great weekend!

Ann Marie said...

The blue binding is the perfect touch.

marit said...

So nice this is. Nice to read your description of the materials and equipment you used and the way you made the quilt. Great fabrics. I like the combination of turquoise and brown