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!