Owl City Baby Quilt
2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Owl City {Completed Quilt}

For a tutorial on how I pieced the top of this quick and fun baby quilt, please check out Owl City {A Baby Quilt Tutorial}.

I had a very busy and productive Friday, and I was able to quilt and bind the Owl City baby quilt. I used the meandering leaf / vine pattern that I discussed in Part II of my Free Motion Quilting Tutorial and that you can also see in my recently completed Namibia Trees quilt. I used a really tight / high density for this all over quilt pattern with an off-white cotton thread.

Owl City Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail

Owl City Baby Quilt – Quilting Detail

As I was quilting along, I realized that I had forgotten to piece in my label to the backing. Oops! I quickly unpinned one corner of the quilt sandwich and zig-zag appliqued down a label to the backing fabric instead. The quilting should also help secure it down and keep it in place. After the first wash, it didn’t really fray, so I think it should hold up over time.

Owl City Baby Quilt - Quilting Jetgirl Label

Owl City Baby Quilt – Quilting Jetgirl Label

I bound the quilt with the brown leaf pattern that is also found in the piecing on the top. I like the way the dark brown contrasts with the light off white sashing and helps to really frame out the quilt.

Owl City Baby Quilt - Completed Quilt Top

Owl City Baby Quilt – Completed Quilt Top

I used the fun Timeless Treasures owl print as a solid piece of fabric for the backing. Zoomed out a bit I think that the eyes of the owls form neat arcing patterns. It almost feels like one of those magic eye posters.

Owl City Baby Quilt - Completed Quilt Backing

Owl City Baby Quilt – Completed Quilt Backing

I really enjoy photographing my quilts on the rocking chair in our living room, but I especially love when a baby quilt is on the rocking chair. I can just picture a mother sitting with the quilt in the chair rocking her babe to sleep.

Owl City Baby Quilt

Owl City Baby Quilt

This quilt took me 6.5 hours to design, cut, sew, quilt, and bind. I could save a bit of time if I would machine stitch down the binding, but I really love the time spent whipstitching the the binding. It only took an hour for me to stitch the perimeter (160 inches).

Owl City Baby Quilt - Detail

Owl City Baby Quilt – Detail

I am expecting the fabric order for the Space Age Tumbling Block Quilt to arrive sometime on Monday, so I am looking forward to starting that commissioned project this week. I also have a serious crush on the color orange and have been cutting into some bright orange fabrics and dreaming up a pretty new quilt that I will work on this week as well. Is there anything you are looking forward to this week?

11 thoughts on “Owl City {Completed Quilt}

  1. Vera says:

    Looking good! I especially like your quilting. It would look lovely on my Ballerinas. It is a bit of heart and leaf, great combo! I must try that out.

  2. Liz says:

    Well, I just worked all weekend as a waitress, so I’m looking forward to sewing and relaxing today, before getting into my research the rest of the week.

    I’m impressed by how quickly you got that quilt together. I know it’s not a competition, but I tend to work slowly, and in smaller time chunks, so I can’t imagine finishing something in half a day’s amount of time! Great finish 🙂

  3. That came together so quickly! I’ve seen that owl fabric in stores and I’ve been tempted to buy it since its so darn cute even though I don’t have any kids to gift it to! Your great quilting makes me want to start being a bit more adventurous with my quilting. Beautiful quilt!

  4. Beautiful finish! The meandering leaf quilting works great with those adorable owls.

  5. trkingmomoe says:

    Really very nice little quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Jasmine says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your productivity. Another beautiful finish. Love the dark binding.

  7. annieb71 says:

    Great job!!

  8. Beth S. says:

    This quilt is so cute….really like those owls! I’ve never tracked my time on a project, think I’d be afraid to. LOL.

  9. Renee says:

    You just keep cranking them out! I love the leafy quilting! I totally see the eye-arch from the owls, I’m sure that will be quite entertaining to a baby, haha.

  10. I do love your quilting. I am not up to speed on that yet! If I ever get my machine back…..

  11. Love that owl fabric! It’s so perfect for a baby quilt. How do you finish your quilts so quickly? I don’t check my Bloglovin feed for a couple of days (okay, more like two weeks) and there are 12 posts I’ve missed!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)