|Tic Tac Who? baby quilts by Canuck Quilter Designs|
I received the pattern and had roughly a month to make either some of the panels or the whole quilt. When I agreed to make this quilt, I didn't know that I would be travelling to the American South-West. It was actually great timing since it gave Kathy time to shop and then wash the fabric. When I got back, everything was ready for me!
|Tic Tac Hoot quilt top|
|Tic Tac Hoot - all finished!|
|Quilting pattern |
drawn on tracing paper
To determine how to quilt the owl, I traced the owl on a sheet of tracing paper and then tried out some feather patterns in two directions. I decided to quilt the feather in the same direction as the owl. As I look at the quilting pattern now, I think I like the upside down feather better - oh well... He's still a handsome fellow!
|The FMQ owl|
Testing the quilt was a great experience. Joanne did a wonderful job on the pattern. I really liked the way she laid it out with simple illustrations. I was even able to contribute with some suggestions!
What I learned:
- When I first started the project, I kept having to remind myself to read the instructions! I guess when we're familiar with some of the process, it's easy to skim over the instructions and just go ahead. For Joanne's sake, I did read everything carefully.
- I didn't realise how visual I am. As I mentioned, I really liked the illustrations and was drawn to them right away. Again, I had to remind myself to read the instructions that went with them :-)
- I need to invest in one of the many circle templates available - I used some plastic lids. They worked well but I only found a few sizes. Maybe that needs to go on my Christmas list!
- I really enjoyed making the pattern. I was, however, reminded of why I love creating art quilts without patterns - the accuracy of my piecing is really not great, even when I pay attention!
If you like this project, check out Canuck Quilter Designs's website. The Tic Tac Who pattern will be available soon.
I will be linking to these Linky Parties. Check out what everyone is making! MOP Monday, Monday Making, Off the Wall Friday, Needle and Thread Thursday, Midweek Makers, Let's Bee Social, Linky Tuesday, Finished or Not Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?
I've also linked up to Sarah Goer's Show Me Something Orange linking party.
Beautiful quilt! Great fabric selection and thanks for sharing your lessons!!ReplyDelete
I am the happy recipient of this beautiful quilt that i will send to my nephew and his wife and my dad's first great grandchild!! I like that the quilt has the XO pattern of tic-tac-toe and also that the XOs represent hugs and kisses so this baby will be wrapped in love. Thank you Andrée for doing such a great job with it.ReplyDelete
Your very welcome Kathy. It was a pleasure to make - I loved your fabric choices and I know it will be cherished!Delete
Fantastic quilt - love the color choices! Thanks for sharing on Midweek MakersReplyDelete
The quilts are all pretty!ReplyDelete
Thank you Myra. It's a great pattern.Delete