Owl in a Cool Tree

I'm working on a commissioned wall hanging for a little boy. His mother bought a tree quilt from me last year for her daughter and wanted a similar tree for her son. She picked the color scheme, and I did the rest. Fun kind of work.

Getting started. The background fabric is a natural linen. I starched the back side heavily to help keep the grain straight. Linen isn't as stable as cotton but I love the look of it.

I'm doing fusible applique with Wonder Under and using my Sizzix die cutter for the leaves. Borrowed a stencil from the kids' art supplies to get a few shapes just right for a little feathered friend in the tree.

Things are coming together pretty easily. Who, whoo's that in the tree? Fun stuff!

Here's the final arrangement of the tree and it's leaves plus Mr. Owl. I need to remove a few extra leaves and then carefully take the paper backing off the shapes so I can fuse it all down. You can bet I'll refer to the above picture to keep everything in the right place!

My goal is to finish the top tomorrow, then I need to work on making myself a new purse for my weekend getaway to the Sacred Threads Exhibit this coming weekend.

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  1. Hi Amy,
    I love the owl quilt. Mr. Owl is really cute!

    Thanks for your tips on free-motion quilting. I really needed them! I'm just starting my first machine quilted project. It's fun- but it does NOT look anything like I had hoped!! So, I know I have a lot to learn!

  2. Lovely! I love owls and that pallet is really nice.