I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Holiday. Ours was celebrated last weekend so we went out to eat with friends. When we got home I worked on my next owl quilt. I decided this one needs to be in a hole in a fir tree. I chose the Boreal Owl as my subject. The first thing I did was choose my bark fabrics. Then I made the circle for the hole in the tree, The owl will fill most of it but there will be some of the back of the dark hole showing so I put a dark piece of fabric in there.
Next I traced around the hole piece on the backing and batting sandwich. Now I was ready to put all the tree bark on the batting fusing it in place.
Once that was finished, I put the hole back on . I like it, but need to add some additional pieces later to get it to look more like it is coming out of the tree not a wreath on the tree.
For now I put the tissue drawing of my Boreal Owl in the hole and see I need a bit more dark fabric on the left hand side too. I am not fusing the inner part of the hole ring down yet as the owl will get tucked under it. However I will quilt the bark of the tree body now and part of the hole circle on the outer edges once I am happy how it looks.
I just looked out the window because it was getting dark out and instead of rain we are getting snow, big white flakes! Will winter ever give up?