Friday, September 10, 2010

Meet Abby's Owl

This is Abby's Owl...

And this is Abby!

My daughter decorated the nursery with some cute owl decals, and wanted to keep the theme going, so I designed this owl applique for a crib size quilt that she will hang on the wall (the overall quilt  measures 48" x 54"). 

But first it will hang in the Quiltwoman.com booth at Quilt Market in October because it's my newest pattern!  I'm so excited about it, I made it with Summer Song fabric from Riley Blake designs so it's very bright and happy ~ and yellow is my very favorite color!

[And you know, because I'm shameless,  I have to fit in at least one more picture of my little sweeties ~ Like a good big sister, Elsie is telling Abby to look at the camera]

Anyway, because when Elsie was a baby I made her a small crib quilt with a coordinating larger quilt that they like to lay and play on (more on that it this older post), I knew I wanted to make a larger coordinating quilt for Abby too.

So this is Abby's Stars!  It measures 76" x 76".  The pieced stars are the same style in each quilt, and by using the same fabric line, it coordinates nicely with the smaller Abby's Owl, and will fit on a regular bed to make a nice comprehensive set to decorate a child's room.  I love the large polka dot in this fabric collection :) Both of these quilts were beautifully quilted by my friend Mary of Keep Me In Quilts.

And the best news is that Abby's Stars is included as a bonus in the Abby's Owl pattern ~ so that's two quilts in one pattern!  It's available for purchase now at Quiltwoman or at Spring Water Designs :)

**For you Accuquilt Go! lovers here some dies that can be used to cut out much of these quilts:
Abby's Owl
55010 Go Square 5"        
55021 Vale Dies HST 2" & Square 2 1/2"        
55022 Go Square 2"
55017 Go Strip Cutter 2 1/2"        
55024 Go Strip Cutter 1 1/2"             
55012 Circle 2", 3", 5"

Abby's Stars
55006 Go Square 3 1/2"        
55012 Value Die 2 1/2" Square        
55017 Go Strip Cutter 2 1/2"

My Circle Gets the Square Pattern is completely Go Compatible, and we two more patterns are in the works that are also to be published soon that are Go! Friendly so stay tuned!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

8 comments:

Carol said...

Wonderful quilts...love the stars! Sweet grand daughters!

Nancy said...

Love the owl quilt. And the kids are darling too!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Abby and Elsie are adorable Dawn! And that is a very sweet quilt.

SewCalGal said...

I love Abby's quilt. Beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Hi Dawn,

Got my books in the mail today, just in time to celebrate my birthday. Thanks so much for your generosity.

Nancy

Tracy said...

Love Abby's Owl! I will definitely be getting it.

Dawn said...

All I can say is Awwwwww....quilts and girls are so cute:)

Ellen said...

Abby's Owl is just precious! Both quilts are really beautiful & I love the outer border fabric - its so fun & perky.