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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.

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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