Sunday, August 7, 2011

Flannel Owl Baby Quilt


Here is one of those baby quilts that I have finished recently.  The top is all in flannels and the backing is fleece to make it extra snuggley.  Spell-check doesn't seem to think that "snuggley" is a word, but I bet you catch my drift.


I came up with the pattern on EQ7 - pretty simple, but I wanted to highlight the owls, of course.  I also skipped the batting because I find that with fleece for a backing fabric, batting can make it too heavy.


Here's a decent shot of the quilting - I find "puzzle piece" quilting is pretty fast.  It took me maybe an hour to cut the fabric, 2-3 to piece it (I had some alignment issues), 1 hour to quilt it, and another 3 or 4 to bind it.  Reasonably quick.


And I used satin blanket binding 'cause the babies love it.  This one is for a boy, but the quilt hasn't been delivered yet so I can't say for which one in particular.


And here's the back.  Now I just have to get it in the mail, along with a couple others.  :)  Linking this cuddly one up to lots of great parties, including Met Monday!  Check out my Link Parties tab!

11 comments:

Hootnz said...

That looks so cosy, and yes snuggly! :) Love that you used satin to bind it, thats a really nice detail.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I love owls, they are what brought me to your blog! (My mom collected them.) But I just realized there's no such thing as an owlapotamus!

Do you sell your taggie blankies on etsy? Two babies are on the way...

AmieAnn said...

Oh I love it! I knew we were meant to be bloggy friends.. we both love hippos and owls! My favorite quilt so far!

harleywife57 said...
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harleywife57 said...

Oh WOW ! how very nice ! and in the winter it will be COZY for the little baby boy ! how lucky he is !

tartankiwi said...

Gorgeous quilt! I am sure it will be loved by both Mum & baby.

Jo's This and That said...

Great quilt. Hope to try it this fall

Gianna said...

How cute! I just love owls.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Good morning,
I'm visiting today from Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. I love your baby quilt! I am new to quilting and just finished my third quilt. I am so hooked on quilting and love seeing all the beautiful and creative quilts.
I am you newest follower. I have enjoyed my visit with you today.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Finding Charm said...

So cute! Looks soft

Melissa said...

Adorable fabric!!