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Owl Block quilt

by SueJean
(Dot Lake, AK)

Wisdom in a Block quilt

Wisdom in a Block quilt

This quilt idea came from a blog called "crazy mom quilts" and it's called "elia's quilt". I had a scrap of this cute owl fabric that cried out to be featured using fussy cuts and the quilt pattern fit the bill.
(http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009/08/elia.html)

All of the fabric, (including the back and binding) is scrap gathered from the thrift store and the owls weren't enough to make all of the squares so I threw in some odd bits of other squares that seemed to fit in.

The big lesson I learned on this quilt was the need for AND more importantly, how to use a walking foot. I've been resisting the technique for many quilts as my budget is limited and my sewing machine is very old.

I feared the foot wouldn't really change my "puckered" ways enough to make it worth the effort. I confess that I was definitely wrong in clinging to my resistance. The walking foot was used on 9 of the blocks and those blocks ended up with only two tiny puckers. (I was too embarrassed to count the puckers on all the other blocks.)

The quilt measures 47" x 58" and makes either a nice-sized baby quilt or a lap quilt for someone a bit wiser.

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