8/16/2010

The whole block is complete! Post #689

I finished today during the mid-day heat..(in the 90s today).. My first inclination was to do the background and then applique the owl and then I changed my mind and appliqued the owl first... I should have followed my first inclination...

I didn't get the owl on quite straight and it made doing the background harder...and it was all a little off kilter but luckily Margreet left plenty of extra fabric around the stitching area and I was able to change the basting lines so all ended well.. Having extra fabric around the block is a great idea...

As you can see I did use a lot of the background shape from the owl rack and I also used the iron brace decor for ideas also... I love the iron piece and will use it as inspiration again in the future. I have to admit I did miss doing seams but the two previous stitchers didn't do seams so as I stongly believe in being a "team stitcher" I followed suit... Believe it or not I am really getting into seams and looking forward to the seams-only RR.



While browsing I came across this great Art Nouveau owl tile... Isn't it a beauty?? All the while I was finishing up this block I had Arlene's stumpwork block out and trying to figure out what to do... I did come up with one great idea and I will share that tomorrow.. After the Art Nouveau designs and the stumpwork I am ready to get back to some regular CQ......

9 comments:

Mamacessories said...

It is beautiful!

gocrazywithme said...

Beautiful owl, Gerry! Looks like it could take flight any second!

Ati. said...

It turned out great Gerry !! And as Margeet doesn't like it, well you have my address ;-)

Plays with Needles said...

What a present to return home to!!! YOu're finished and he is Magnificent!

Marilyn said...

Gerry, it's gorgeous. I love owls and barn owls have such lovely faces. Good job.

Gerry said...

Gerry, you have truly out done yourself this time. WOW, WOW, WOW!

I loved the hummingbird, and thought it couldn't get any better. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next!

Wendy said...

Gerry your block is absolutely stunning! The owl is gorgeous, you are such a very talented lady.

Whytefeather said...

This turned out so beautiful! I snagged one of the photos you posted of a barn owl a while back... it just caught me... and that has been my background on the computer since! I keep looking at it and wondering how I could make a beaded art one :D

Annette said...

Breath taking my dear he/she is just beautiful I don't have enough words to add about all the stitches and every detail. Have to keep studying it. xooxxo

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