Thursday, October 31, 2013

Owl LOVE X 2


Long-time blog followers know that we love owls since it's our elementary school's mascot. :)
Last weekend my daughter's BFF at school had a birthday party, so obviously I was already considering a turquoise shirt with an owl design as our gift. What I didn't factor in was that by deciding to use a new-to-me design, I'd have to make one for my daughter, too, so they could match. Ahhhhh... girls. ;)
Today was Twin Day at school, so the timing was quite perfect!
The Owl LOVE design is from the Itch 2 Stitch. This colorful fabric was the inspiration for the color palette:
We selected 3 coordinating Ta Dots and used the print for the owl. My big hang up was thread colors. I didn't have a perfect dark purple, dark pink or .... whatever that green color is. I did have a good match for the lighter purple dot and lighter pink dot, but not for the green dots in the fabric, every thread I had was too bright. So I decided to shake things up a bit (this is very unlike me) and outline the letters with contrasting colors. WHOA! This is bright!
Can I be honest, I didn't exactly LOVE it. But Annaliese did and still begged me to make a second. I really did not want it to be identical, so we rearranged the fabrics and threads for the second version. Equally as bright!
I will confess though that I'm totally impressed with my fussy cutting fabric placement on the owls!! WOO HOO HOO! 

2 comments on "Owl LOVE X 2"

Gayle on October 31, 2013 at 6:45 PM said...

Beautiful work, love the owl.

Tiffany on May 20, 2014 at 12:05 PM said...

You may not not love it but I think the contrasting thread outlines are utterly gorgeous in this design! This design blew me away!

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