Life’s a Hoot!

This lovely quilt works as a throw or a wall hang­ing.

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A fun fusi­ble appliqué project.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Scraps brown, 3 greens, white and gold solids or tonals

• Scraps of 18 as­sorted bright batiks

• Fat eighth brown batik

• 1/2 yard cream tonal

• 1 yard black/tan dots • 12/ 3 yards mul­ti­col­ored batik

• Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size

• Thread

• 11/2 yards fusi­ble web

• Tem­plate ma­te­rial

• 18 ( 5/ 16"- di­am­e­ter) black but­tons

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

Pre­pare appliqué pieces for fusi­ble appliqué us­ing pat­terns given and re­fer­ring to Raw-Edge Fusi­ble Appliqué on page 30. From cream tonal: • Cut 2 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 9 (61/2") A squares. From black/tan dots: • Cut 4 (67/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 18 (67/ 8") C squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 36 C tri­an­gles. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 16 (21/2") E squares. From mul­ti­col­ored batik: • Cut 3 (51/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 18 (51/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 36 B tri­an­gles. • Cut 8 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 24 (21/2" x 121/2") D strips. • Cut 5 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE APPLIQUÉ

1. Ar­range and fuse a pre­pared branch piece on A with the straight end on the right edge of the square about 21/2" up from the bot­tom cor­ner as shown in Fig­ure 1. 2. Ar­range and fuse two pre­pared leaf shapes on the branch re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2.

Note: The third leaf ex­tends be­yond the edge of A and is added af­ter the block is pieced. 3. Cen­ter and fuse a pre­pared body on A with the bot­tom of the body rest­ing on the branch. 4. Cen­ter and fuse the pre­pared eyes 3/8" down from the top of the owl head. Over­lap the beak on the bot­tom of the eyes; fuse in place.

5. Ar­range and fuse two match­ing pre­pared wing pieces on the sides of the owl re­fer­ring to the quilt pho­tos for

po­si­tion­ing sug­ges­tions. Note: Some owls are rest­ing with both wings point­ing down, some have just one wing ready to fly, and the wings of oth­ers are in the fly­ing po­si­tion. 6. Re­peat steps 1–5 with all A squares and appliqué pieces, ex­cept the nine leaves that were set aside to add later. 7. Ma­chine blan­ket-stitch around each fused shape us­ing thread to match fab­rics to com­plete the appliqué.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Cen­ter and sew a B tri­an­gle to op­po­site sides of an A square as shown in Fig­ure 3; press.

2. Re­peat with B tri­an­gles on the re­main­ing sides of A to com­plete the block cen­ter as shown in Fig­ure 4; press.

3. Cen­ter and sew a C tri­an­gle to op­po­site sides of the block cen­ter as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

4. Re­peat step 3 with two more C tri­an­gles; press.

5. Ar­range and fuse one of the re­main­ing pre­pared leaf shapes at the end of the branch, over­lap­ping into the B piece re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6.

6. Ma­chine blan­ket-stitch around the leaf us­ing thread to match fab­ric to com­plete one Hoot block.

7. Re­peat steps 1–6 to com­plete a to­tal of nine Hoot blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram for con­struc­tion steps.

1. Ar­range and join three Hoot blocks with four D strips to make a block row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three block rows.

2. Join three D strips and four E squares to make a sash­ing strip; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of four sash­ing strips.

3. Join the block rows with the sash­ing strips to com­plete the quilt top; press.

4. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94.

5. Quilt as de­sired.

6. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94.

7. Sew two black but­tons to the eye area of each block to com­plete the quilt.

Life’s a Hoot! As­sem­bly Di­a­gram 44" x 44"

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