Wednesday, January 18, 2012

BIRTHDAY SURPRISES

This all started when I bought this pattern at Jo-Ann's but didn't know why. I guess I just thought I'd make one sometime. I've started really liking owls. Then, I showed it to my daughter, Tracy and she just loved it and wanted me to make one for her.

So,this is the owl I made for Tracy. I had never made a rag quilt before so it had its learning curves. But I was very happy with how it turned out. One of my friends from work held it up for me so I could get a good picture of it. You can really see how big it is and you can see his feet sticking out at the bottom.

I was hooked! Then I had to make more of these rag quilts. So, I started making birthday gifts for all of the little ones. These next two were for my sister's grandchildren. I loved them as well.

My friend, Doreen, saw my first owl and thought her daughter would love one. She commissioned me to make one for her. We went to Jo-Ann's and picked out all of the fabrics together. I hope her daughter loved the results as much as the two of us did.
And, last, but certainly not least, I made one for my brother's granddaughter. As of this post, she hasn't received it yet as it is sitting in the post office waiting for her mommy to pick up the package. I didn't want to post any of these pictures until the last child received their quilt so it would be a surprise. I hope she and mommy love it. This may be my favorite of all of them. Maybe.
They are all large and fun with cozy batting inside so they'll be warm too. They can also be wall hangings. Now, I am working on my 3rd owl. I am helping my friend with hers. With a much different color scheme, I think it will be very cute. Should be finished soon. The cutting and marking the quilting lines are the hardest part. The sewing together is a breeze.

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Doreen said...

Peggy
You do great work and yes my daughter loves hers. She will use it as a wall hanging since she doesn't want anybody to use it. I love the dog but then again I love them all.
Doreen

Laura said...

You are amazing, Peggy! These are so adorable, and I think the doggie is my favorite. When you get my name at Christmas, I'll take either a felted bag or a cat wall hanging - LOL!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - I would buy your patterns! These are adorable!!

Cynthia Watson said...

Would you know where I can find the pattern for the kitty, puppy and teddy bear? I have been looking everywhere with no luck so far.

Anonymous said...

Simplicity pattern 3955 for bear, simplicity pattern no. 4993 but it's discontinued

Anonymous said...

HELLO, I PURCHASED THIS PATTERN OFF THE
INTERNET AT quiltersbug.com FOR $6.00.
IT WAS A PDF PATTERN THE ONLY PROBLEM IS SOME OF THE PIECES ARE NOT MARK. SO IF SOMEONE COULD PLEASE TELL HOW BIG THE BODY PIECES ARE THAT WOULD HELP. THANK YOU, MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS billy09090101@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Super cute!

Anonymous said...

What is up with the site that sells the pattern? You have to join in membership before you can place an order? Hope it is available somewhere else.

Kim said...

I bought the pattern, pdf. From someone on line, and kinkos, won't print it out for me. Copy Protected. I wanted to do the dog one for a fundraiser for a shelter, and can't. :(

Kim said...

I bought the pattern, pdf. From someone on line, and kinkos, won't print it out for me. Copy Protected. I wanted to do the dog one for a fundraiser for a shelter, and can't. :(