Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Charity Quilting - Woodland Owl Quilt

Last week I shared my Aqua & Grey quilt that I made for the Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser Auction, and today I'm sharing the second quilt - my Woodland Owl Quilt.


It's pretty hard to see the individual prints in this photo, but they are from a fabric range called Woodland Whimsy. The pink dot is a Denyse Schmidt print from my stash, but the rest is from Woodland Whimsy that is currently available at Spotlight.


I was very lucky that the lovely people at Spotlight Australia provided me with a gift card so I could purchase the materials for this quilt at their store. Thanks so much Spotlight for supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness! I really appreciate your generosity. You can check out Spotlight on Facebook for all the latest details about projects, products and upcoming sales.



I almost didn't buy the brown owl print, but I'm so glad it did - the darker squares really pop and bring out the brightness of the pinks and blues. I love that the owls are a little bit different to the usual design, not as cutesy, which means that this quilt is a good design for older children as well as babies.


I loved the blue colour and I didn't want too much pink as I wanted it to be fairly unisex for wider appeal. For the backing I chose the Medallion print in blue. It's a lovely coordinate with a slightly more interesting print than a simple polka dot. I've included a few squares of it in the quilt top as well. I used the same binding technique as I used with the aqua & grey quilt, where I used the backing fabric.

This quilt was sold at the auction to a lady who is an Ovarian Cancer survivor and is a good friend of my Aunt.

That's it for quilts for me for a while. I have to finish my scrappy quilt for Anna but it's a project that is well and truly on the back burner for now. I want to make one with my Tsuru bundle but I haven't had any inspiration yet for the design I'd like to try. I'm enjoying getting back to small scale projects that I can finish in a couple of hours!

6 comments:

  1. I love this one too Ros, I really like that blue print. I am such a blues and greens girl though. I really have to try out that binding technique next time I try my hand at quilting.

    Cant wait to see what your working on next!

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  2. Oh so cute, that woodland fabric is very cute. Yay for Spotlight coming to the party and helping out :)

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  3. Gorgeous fabric choices Ros. I don't think owls will ever go out of fashion!!! What a great quilt for a fantastic cause :)

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  4. Beautiful quilt! I notice that I enjoy making something small and easy after completing a bigger and more time consuming project.

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  5. It is beautiful Ros. I have some of the blue medallion print myself and I'm going to be making a dress for Miss 4 this weekend. Hopefully she embraces the blue rather than the usual pink, pink, pink requests!

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  6. You're a sewing machine! (get it LOL) Oh Ros. Its beautiful. Did you get much sleep in the last few weeks? You can have a rest now. Well done.

    Anne xx

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