Hootie? Are you a little stressed there, sweetheart?????
I've made one cute little owl block each month, using fabrics in the color Angela announced at the first of each month. Last month was dark neutrals (blacks/browns/grays), and this month is light blue - none of which worked for this project - so I've been taking a little break from it in order to concentrate on some much needed planning and pattern writing for upcoming classes.
But this past week I was able to clear my schedule a little and got back on track with these fun little guys! As I shared earlier HERE, I was very unhappy with the mushy look to Red Hootie, and decided to change out his feathers. Here is the new, improved version....
Yes! I'm much happier, and I think Red Hootie is too :*)
Isn't he just simply adorbs????
(Is that even a word? If not, it should be!)
I just LOVE that wings fabric!!!
I've also begun stitching down the applique - FINALLY.....
I have to wait on the bottom layers because the little feet need to be added in under there when I get the limb applied for them to sit on. And I'll do all the eyes and noses together so I don't have to keep changing threads :)
I gave quite a lot of thought about the color for the ninth Hootie. Gray was just too boring with all the other colors. Browns didn't work for me either. Some suggested emerald green, but I didn't have enough of those fabrics to make one that I liked.
And then finally it hit me!!! What if I made the last one ............ But no, I'm afraid you're going to have to wait to see the finish! Oh, I know - I'm SO MEAN!!!! At least I gave you a hint in the first picture, right? Believe me, it will be worth the wait :*)
As I've shared before in the early stages of this quilt, the Hootie block is a design by Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane Designs - one of my favorite designers!!! She designed this block for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks #7, and I was lucky enough to win her giveaway copy of the magazine that year! (See her block for this year HERE)
I'm delighted to share that I won a copy of this year's Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks #10 from Teresa at Fabric Therapy! You'll want to be sure to go over and see Teresa's block - she does some amazing things with applique and hearts :*)
Thanks so much Teresa!!! I am absolutely thrilled to win and can't wait to drool over all the wonderful blocks inside! This is one magazine I never miss - 100 great blocks in each issue and each one is an original, designed by some of the most creative quilters in the business today!
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Hugs & Blessings!