Monday, 26 March 2012

THE TALE OF ONE OWL

First off tonight we say hello to Samm who is joining us here, she is one of the group members for The modern Round Robin swap... lists are out and addresses sent... SO EXCITING xx I have sent mine off today.(the button/thingy is on the side bar)

 I posted a picture of my block a couple of days ago... then Michelle (our intrepid leader) let me know I am one of the lucky ones who gets to "play" twice... so here is my second block..


both went to the USA today...ALL I have to do now is wait and see what the first blocks for me to work on are like xx

NOW... for the story of one owl... this is MY owl


It was such fun to "dress" him we were given iron on wadding and muslin for the back. I layered up... and that's when the problems started.....

I turned my machine on and the bulb blew! should have stopped then... but I kept on......

The tread broke MANY time... should have stopped

The thread made a "nest" underneath... STOP? no I kept on!! Eventually I did give up.

To cut a long and boring story short...

I undid ALL the quilting, I threw out the fusible wadding, I found a light weight backing... then ,I put on a border, I FREE MOTION QUILTED... get me!.. with metallic thread


I appliqued letters


I NOW love this stroppy teenage owl.(back view)


I did not think I would ... but I do ...NOW!!


Keep smiling
Diane xx

9 comments:

DaisyChain said...

Really like it that your owl is stroppy! Gives him a personality. Excellent way to spend. a Saturday

Pat said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE your owl! How FABULOUS!

mammafairy said...

He is gorgeous! Sorry it took a lot of extra work to get to him, but he was worth it.

Rosemary said...

I love your owl! What a great job! I have never had any luck with metallic thread. Your quilting looks wonderful!!

Margaret Cooter said...

The owls are amazing - what fun! Definitely worth undoing the thread nests etc ... your finished owl looks fabulous.

Julie Fukuda said...

If anything i did ever depended on a machine, it would be all over. I admire your tenacity as much as your owl.

Kelly said...

Fab owl!

PJ said...

Oh I love your owl. What a pain you had to get him finished but I'm so glad you did.

Annabelle said...

Remarkable owl considering the troubles you had. What fun - he sure looks stroppy! xx