Oct 31, 2012

"Hootlet"

 "Hootlet"
17 inches X 26 inches
Rawedged fused applique
Machine Quilted

 This was quite the journey making this short eared owl known as a short eared Hootlet in Scotland.

 They like to make their nests low to the ground in grasses so my guess is he was guarding his territory.  I wanted to be sure his stare translated into that intense warning he was giving my brother, the photographer.

I am particularly happy with my bark on this stump.  It took lots of different scraps of greys and browns but I was happy with the results.

Hope you enjoyed this journery constructing this piece with me and watching "Hootlet" come alive.

4 comments:

WoolenSails said...

He really is a beautiful piece and those fabrics do make the trunk look real.

Debbie

Susan Turney said...

Just perfect! You captured every detail and as always, your fabric choices are awe inspiring!

Karen Christensen said...

The stare is absolutely perfect! well done Barbara!

Libby Fife said...

That stump is terrific and of course you captured his expression perfectly. I like too that the black outlining is so subtle-it helps him to stand out against the background without screaming about it! Great job-he is very handsome if not a little scary:)

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