Have you seen the great Roly Poly Owl Tutorial over at the Tulip Patch Blog? Well if you haven't seen her blog yet you should run over now and check it out! She has some great tutorials and lots of inspiring projects. When she did a cute little owl quilt using the 3.5" Accuquilt Go! Drunkard's Path die I knew I just had to pull out my large DP die and get Go!ing on this project!
Here is what I accomplished today! Aren't they cute? The four owls together measure 14" square so it is the perfect size for the center of a baby quilt. I just ordered the smaller DP die because I was thinking about doing 4 smaller owl for the corners but now I think it might be too busy - hmmm - thoughts? We'll see what happens - maybe I will find just the perfect owl print for the boarders and use that instead.
I am in love with this die! It cuts really well and makes beautiful curved blocks. The only thing I will say about this block is that you MUST pay attention to the grain when you are running the die through the cutter. My first cuts I didn't do this and I didn't get accurate cuts. The next time through I paid attention to the grain and they were PERFECT!! Joy!! Yes, I guess I am gushing.
Oh well, I need to set this aside until I decide what I want to do with the boarders.
I have also been working on Mr Iggy and I am almost completely finished with the hooking! I just have the ground under his feet, and the eye on the crow, to complete and then he is ready to hang for Halloween. What do you think of the background? Isn't it a cool wool? I just love the spot died wools and will have to do some of my own soon. I am sooo enjoying hooking again now that I have found my hook again! It's amazing the progress you can make in just over a week when you're enjoying yourself! Maybe I will get onto that last bit now.