Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Owl Always Love You: A Quilt for Lily

I finished Lily's Owl Quilt. This is my first quilt finish of 2015. It is made of flannel and it is all owl prints. Every time I went into Joann Fabrics it seems they had a new owl design and I finally had to stop buying them. Lily is only 6 and she does not have a king size bed!

Lily loves owls and her favorite colors are green and purple so I used green flannel for the sashing and pieced her name in purple at the top. The quilt design is Colonnade, a pattern by my blogging friend Kim from Robot Mom Sews. (I made this quilt in a completely different color way last year. You can see it here.) The letters for Lily's name are from the Little Letters tutorials by the Temecula Quilt Company. I think they came out quite cute! My friend Terri Bearer quilted the quilt in an all over owl pantograph. Terri says that she hates me now and she'll never use that design again because it was very hard to do! Unfortunately you can't see her wonderful quilting in any of the photos, but take my word for it, it is simply adorable. My finished quilt measures 67x79.

I met Lily and her Dad Jeff for lunch last week and I gave Lily her Owl quilt. She was thrilled. Lily turns 6 tomorrow (we have almost the same birthday except I'm a few years older) and she is having an owl-themed birthday party this weekend. It is at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum so there will even be a real owl in attendance.
As shown on my queen size bed.

Joannie made me this great quilt label. This cute flowered flannel is the backing fabric.
Lily's Dad Jeff sent me this photo. I think she likes it!
Me and Lily!
Of course, I also gave Lily another owl pillowcase. Who can resist leprechaun owls for Saint Patrick's Day?
One more quilt photo!
Linking up on Friday to Richard and Tanya Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Studio. Linking up on Tuesday to Freemotion by the River. Thanks for visiting!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. OMG that is so cute! Obviously she loved it and you did a wonderful job. Love the pillowcase too

  2. What a sweet quilt. I remember the one you made last year as well -- I really need to try that pattern!! I still haven't seen a thing since the move, maybe this weekend :-).

  3. Nancy!! This is just so cute! I love it! She is a girl after my own heart too, I love owls! And her collection of owls on her bed is impressive!! You totally nailed it!! XOXO

  4. Nancy, it's so cute! She looks as though she really loves it! Great job!

  5. What a beautiful gift! The pillowcase is awesome! Leperchaun owls, who would have thought!

  6. visiting from Fabric frenzy friday....quilt looks great!

  7. I adore it! So cute and what an adorable little Lily.

  8. Leprechaun owls....LOVE THAT! I love the pciture of you and Lily and from the picture of her all tucked into bed with her looks like you created the perfect quilt for her. I bet she loved that her name was on ther quilt too!

  9. Judging by the stuffed animal collection, your quilt is perfectly suited for Lily. Maybe at JoAnn's owls are a basic.

  10. Wow, all looks fab! Where did you find that gorgeous leprechaun owl fabric?