Funky Owls - Whoo Knows

Funky Owls close up

How fun are these funky owls!!  This is a beautifully pieced client quilt, with the owls and their branches appliqued.  Each raw edge was finished with a perfect zig-zag, every tiny little claw, nose, tuft of feather and beak.  

Funky Owls quilt full front

The owls are lots of different sizes and styles, with so much personality.  The side and bottom borders are a happy collection of greenery.  The pattern is "Whoo Knows" by Sindy Rodenmayer - see her patterns at FatCat Patterns.

This quilt will appear at the Shedden Agricultural Society Quilt Show – AprilL 13 - 14, 2018.

To quilt this, I used a large wavy crosshatch, hoping for a 'windy' effect.  On the greenery, I quilted a variety of designs - diagonals, swirls, ribbon candy, wishbones, feathers, arches, curves, leaves.
Owl side border designs

Owl quilt side border designs

In the bottom corner, a quilted owl appeared ...

Owl quilt - bottom corner quilted owl

And the back!  The back has a swath of crows in the middle - a nod to the crows that invade Chatham-Kent!  
Owl quilt back - crows!

Owl quilt back - detail of the side borders

How lucky am I that I get to quilt these fun pieces - sew lucky!  

The thread for this is Superior Thread's Omni - "Willow".  It's a bright green, but it isn't very bossy and blends into the background quite nicely.

The Bernina Q24 counts about 109,695 stitches in this quilt!